Top Table News: Upcoming Events

March 24, 2011

Embracing The Land, and Our Community

Top Table’s Spring Events Speak To Where We Live

Top Table restaurants and our chefs will be leading a number of exciting upcoming events that speak to our involvement with local farmers, ranchers, purveyors, wineries and breweries. And through other events, such as Dining Out For Life and the Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree, we’re also deeply engaged in our community. We invite you to join with us as we celebrate where we live.

Dining Out For Life  ~  Thursday, March 24th  
CinCin and West are proud to participate in the 17th Annual Dining Out For Lifebenefitting A Loving Spoonful and Friends For Life by donating 25% of all food sales from this evening. To reserve your table in support of Dining Out For Life, visit CinCinor West.

Paris, in Love Gala at The Cultch  ~  Monday, April 4th

West’s Pastry Chef Rhonda Viani will be providing desserts in support of The Cultch’s fundraising gala event: Paris, in Love. The Cultch is one of Vancouver’s most diverse and innovative arts and cultural institutions. For tickets, visit

Naramata Bench Spring Release  ~  Thursday, April 21st

CinCin’s Chef Todd Howard and Wine Director Sarah McCauley are excited to partner with Laughing Stock Vineyards in this annual event at The Westin Bayshore, showcasing barrel tastings from the wineries of the Okanagan’s Naramata Bench. For tickets, call 1-800-663-1900 or visit

Guest Chef Dinner at Mission Hill  ~  Friday, May 6th

Chefs Frank Pabst (Blue Water Cafe) and Todd Howard (CinCin) join Mission Hill Family Estate Winery Chef Matt Batey during the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival to present an exclusive multi-course menu expertly paired with a compelling selection of wines drawn from the Mission Hill Family Estate portfolio. For tickets, call 250-768-6483 or book online.

Driftwood Brewery Dinner  ~  Wednesday, May 11th
CinCin and Victoria’s Driftwood Brewery are collaborating to present a multi-course dinner and beer pairing during the Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Tickets and further details will be released on April 8th. For information about VCBW,

Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree  ~  Thursday, May 12th
Blue Water Cafe is proud to continue its role as the Presenting Sponsor of the fourth annual Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree, which raises funds for the Red Cross of the Lower Mainland and promotes awareness of the countless Red Cross programs benefitting local, national and international communities. For tickets,

Night at the Aquarium  ~  Friday, June 10th

As long-time Ocean Wise members, our three Vancouver restaurants—Blue Water Cafe, CinCin, and West—are proud to participate in this signature gala fundraiser of the Vancouver Aquarium, with all proceeds directed to the Aquarium’s education and conservation activities. For further information, visit

Top Chefs for Mental Health  ~  Wednesday, June 15th

Our four executive chefs—James Walt (Araxi), Frank Pabst (Blue Water Cafe), Todd Howard (CinCin) and David Gunawan (West)—are proud to participate in this important event benefitting the BC Mental Health Foundation. For further information, visit

Chefs Across the Water  ~  Monday, June 27th

Blue Water Cafe’s Chef Frank Pabst joins other returning chefs from the 2010 Chefs Across The Water Series to present a collaborative seven-course dinner in the Hastings House Dining Room incorporating the best of Salt Spring Island seafood and livestock, as well as the freshest fruits and vegetables from Hastings House’s own country gardens. For further information, visit

Outstanding in the Field  ~  Saturday, July 9th + Sunday, July 10th
Outstanding in the Field is the wildly successful roving culinary adventure that travels across North America during the harvest season, celebrating food at the source. Our restaurants will be hosting both of British Columbia’s only events, with tickets just released on Sunday, March 20th.

Saturday, July 9th
Araxi – Chef James Walt @ North Arm Farm, Pemberton, BC
For tickets, visit (Araxi)

Sunday, July 10th
West – Chef David Gunawan @ Glorious Organics, Aldergrove, BC
For tickets, visit (West)

For a full calendar of upcoming Top Table events, please visit

Top Table is one of the most highly respected hospitality groups in Canada, encompassing four leading restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler: Araxi, CinCin, Blue Water Cafe and West, as well as the highly anticipated atelier, ‘thierry’ (Spring 2011). Continuing to evolve in the pursuit of excellence, each venue has received significant critical acclaim, both locally and internationally. For more information,

Araxi . 4222 Village Square, Whistler . 604-932-4540 .
Blue Water Cafe . 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver . 604-688-8078
CinCin . 1154 Robson Street, Vancouver . 604-688-7338 .
West . 2881 Granville Street, Vancouver . 604-738-8938 .

Please add to your calendar/event listings.

High resolution images are available for some of these events.

Media contact:

Shelley McArthur
Communications Director
Top Table Group: Araxi | Blue Water Cafe | CinCin | West | Thierry
555 Helmcken Street, Vancouver, B.C.  V6B 5H7
604 836 8005 |