Cornucopia: Exclusive Winemaker’s Dinner at Araxi Celebrates a Unique Collection of Wines

Cornucopia, Whistler
Friday, November 13th @ 6:30 pm
$195, all inclusive

Casting Long Shadows . . .

Exclusive winemaker’s dinner at Araxi celebrates a unique collection of wines

Whistler, B.C. – On Friday, November 13th, Whistler’s acclaimed Araxi restaurant will celebrate one of the wine world’s most compelling stories, Long Shadows Vintners, in an exclusive winemaker’s dinner during Cornucopia: Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food.

Long Shadows Vintners (LSV) is an elite cadre of some of the world’s most accomplished winemakers who continue to shape the wine industry with their benchmark wines. Exporting their expertise to Washington State’s dramatic Columbia Valley, the convivium of internationally-acclaimed vintners have collaborated with wine pioneer and LSV owner Allen Shoup, and LSV winemaker Gilles Nicault, to create seven ‘best of’ varietals.

Araxi Executive Chef James Walt has created a distinctive five course menu that highlights the excellence of the Pemberton Valley autumn harvest–alongside globally-sourced ingredients–with each plate married to the internationally-influenced styles of LSV wines drawn mostly from the 2006 vintage, considered Long Shadows’ finest to date:

Poet’s Leap Riesling 2008 by Armin Diel
94 Points Wine Enthusiast

Chester-Kidder 2006 by Allen Shoup and Gilles Nicault
2006 not yet rated. 2004: 93 Points Robert Parker

Sequel Syrah 2006 by John Duval
92 Points Wine Spectator

Pedestal Merlot 2006 by Michel Rolland
96 Points Connoisseurs Guide

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 by Randy Dunn
2006 not yet rated. 2005: 92 Points Robert Parker

Poet’s Leap Botrytis Riesling 2005 by Armin Diel
Only 56 cases produced and available exclusively at the winery

LSV’s Allen Shoup will introduce the wines for each course, providing provocative commentary about this unique collection, as well as the terroir of the Columbia Valley.

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Cornucopia, Whistler
Saturday, November 14th @ 10:30 pm
$150, all inclusive

After Crush! complete your evening at Araxi’s BUBBLES + OCEANS, a chance to let your hair down in the heart of Whistler Village. A DJ will set the stage for an unforgettable night of sensational music, seductive seafood and luxe 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 fabled seafood platters offering the finest fresh shucked oysters, sushi and Tofino Dungeness crab. This not-to-be-missed party at Whistler’s premier restaurant is one of the festival’s hottest tickets!

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 The culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long-held international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. Executive Chef James Walt celebrates carefully sourced local ingredients from nearby Pemberton Valley farms, where he collaborates frequently with local growers. 4222 Village Square, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. 604 932 4540,