Araxi at Cornucopia: Big Guns + Bubbles
Big Guns Winemakers’ Dinner
Friday, November 12th @ 6:30pm
$225, all inclusive
Big Guns: Small Producers
Exclusive winemakers’ dinner celebrates a unique collection of wines
Whistler, B.C. – On Friday, November 12th, Whistler’s premier restaurant, Araxi, will celebrate a compelling collection of wines in an exclusive winemakers’ dinner during Cornucopia: Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food.
These five extraordinary wineries—four from the Napa Valley and one from Walla Walla—are all small, family-owned properties engaged in sustainable farming practices. Each of the wineries has achieved critical acclaim and international followings, and through the course of the evening, introductions to each wine will be led by winery principals, including discussion on technique and terroir. This insider’s tour of excellence in winemaking promises to be Cornucopia’s tour de force.
Executive Chef James Walt has created a distinctive five-course menu that highlights the excellence of the Pemberton Valley’s autumn harvest—alongside globally-sourced ingredients—with each plate married to these prized wines:
Ehlers Estate Sauvignon Blanc, St. Helena, Napa Valley, 2009
Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon “1886?, St. Helena, Napa Valley, 2006
??Miner Family Vineyards “Wild Yeast” Chardonnay, Oakville, Napa Valley, 2007
91 Points, Connoisseurs’ Guide??
Miner Family Vineyards “The Oracle”, Oakville, Napa Valley, 2006
93 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine
Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, 2007
95 Points, Robert Parker??
Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley, 2007
96 Points, Robert Parker??
Pepper Bridge Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, 2007
?92 Points, Robert Parker??
Pepper Bridge Winery ‘Reserve’, Walla Walla Valley, 2006
?93 Points, Robert Parker
??Merryvale “Profile”, St. Helena, Napa Valley, 1999
?93 Points, Wine Spectator
??Merryvale “Antigua” NV (Dessert Wine)
91 Points, San Francisco Chronicle
Gold Medal, Wine Enthusiast
For tickets, visit whistlercornucopia.com. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Whistler Health Care Foundation.
Bubbles + Oceans Afterparty
Saturday, November 13th @ 10:30pm
$155, all inclusive
After Crush! complete your evening at Araxi’s famed BUBBLES + OCEANS afterparty, a chance to let go in the heart of Whistler Village. Join us for an unforgettable night of brilliant seafood and deluxe bubbles from 20 of the world’s top Champagne and sparkling wine houses. Executive Chef James Walt will showcase an impressive selection of finely-crafted canapés and his plateaux de mer, offering the finest freshly shucked oysters, sushi and Tofino Dungeness crab. And yes, the best music in town. This don’t miss party at Whistler’s premier restaurant is one of the festival hottest tickets!
For tickets, visit whistlercornucopia.com.
The culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi is recognized worldwide for its excellence in food, wine and hospitality. One of Canada’s leading chefs, James Walt continues to inspire both his contemporaries and his guests, creating compelling regional cuisine based on local, sustainable ingredients. Already, Araxi’s cookbook—available at the restaurant and all fine booksellers—has won multiple international awards, as well as a prestigious nomination from New York’s James Beard Awards. Whistler, B.C. 604-932-4540, www.araxi.com.
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