Spectacular Sea to Sky Menu Unveiled for Araxi Longtable Dinner


Spectacular Sea to Sky Menu Unveiled for Araxi Longtable Dinner
A Celebration of Local Flavours at the Largest Longtable Dinner in British Columbia History –

Whistler, B.C. (August 16th, 2016) – Award-winning Executive Chef James Walt has released his menu for the 2016 Araxi Longtable Dinner. Taking place on Sunday, August 21st at the picturesque North Arm Farm in Pemberton, the 400-seat dinner in the field will be the largest single longtable in British Columbia history.

Araxi_Longtable_JamesChef Walt’s menu – a cocktail and canape reception and four-course family-style feast – will showcase the best of the season, with many of the ingredients harvested on-site as well as from nearby fields, pastures, and waters. Bar Oso – Where Magazine’s Best New Whistler Restaurant and Toptable Group’s newest addition and second mountainside venue – joins in the fun. Chef Jorge Muñoz Santos and Bar Manager Jason Redmond will contribute to the menu as well.

Adding more fanfare to the farm-to-table festivities, Chef Walt will debut his much-anticipated cookbook, Araxi: Roots to Shoots, Farm Fresh Recipes. His second book features many favourite Longtable recipes – a number of which appear on this year’s menu – as well as classics from Araxi Restaurant’s dining room.

With wine pairings from British Columbia’s top wineries selected by Wine Director Samantha Rahn and service orchestrated by renowned Restaurant Director Neil Henderson, the Araxi Longtable Dinners salute both our culinary provenance and our future.




Outlandish Seafood Guild Oysters on the Half Shell
featuring three fresh sauces from the Araxi Oyster Squad

Bar Oso Lamb Albondigas
B.C. lamb spiced meatballs in roasted pepper sauce with Manchego

B.C. Albacore Tuna Tataki
with Rootdown Farm cucumber pearls, Pemberton radish, and ponzu gel

Pemberton Beet Tartare
with rye crumble, Nastursium pesto, and chickpea puree

Bramble On cocktail featuring Pemberton Distillery Schramm Organic Gin
Quails’ Gate Gewurztraminer, Okanagan 2015
Harper’s Trail ‘Silver Mane Block, Thadd Springs’ Riesling, Kamloops 2013  


 Bar Oso Fresh + Cured Charcuterie
house duck liver parfait, ham hock terrine, B.C. bison mortadella
with Prosciutto, Iberico chorizo, Serrano ham, and house fennel salami
house pickles, tomato, and apricot chutney with Araxi breads

Le Vieux Pin ‘Vaïla’ Rosé, Okanagan 2015


 North Arm Farm Squash Blossoms
stuffed with house ricotta, Okanagan and Saltspring Island cheeses
Pemberton and Lillooet heirloom tomatoes and Rootdown Farm greens

 CedarCreek ‘Estate’ Chardonnay, Okanagan 2014


Duo of B.C. Beef
slow-cooked heritage beef cheeks and grilled beef striploin with Chimichurri sauce
assorted North Arm Farm carrots and green beans

 Mission Hill ‘Reserve’ Shiraz, Okanagan 2013


North Arm Farm Raspberries
Valrhona chocolate-dipped raspberry sorbet with marinated raspberries
raspberry macaron and raspberry jellies with raspberry coulis

Fort Berens Late Harvest Riesling, Lillooet 2014


The 2016 Araxi Longtable Dinner begins with a reception at 3pm, followed by dinner at 4pm. The event has now sold out. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Restaurant Director Neil Henderson at longtable@araxi.com, including your phone number and party size. Tickets are $159 plus tax and gratuity.

Cookbooks, offered at $37.95 plus tax, can be purchased by Araxi Longtable guests on-site and signed by Chef Walt following the dinner. Cookbooks can be pre-ordered online or, beginning Monday, August 22nd, purchased at Araxi Restaurant and fine book retailers.

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One of Canada’s leading hospitality groups, Toptable Group has six elegant, yet approachable, restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler: Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, The Cellar by Araxi, Bar Oso, CinCin Ristorante, Blue Water Cafe, West Restaurant, and Thierry Cafe.  More information can be found online at www.toptable.ca.

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Judy Ahola
Director of Communications
Toptable Group
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