Toptable Group Recognized for Unparalleled Hospitality at Annual Restaurant Awards


– Vancouver Magazine and Where Magazine Announce 2019 Restaurant Award Winners –

Vancouver, BC (April 30th, 2019) – The highly anticipated award season for British Columbia’s hospitality industry once again brought accolades to those restaurants that rose to every occasion by delivering an exceptional dining experience that is second to none. Toptable Group restaurants were recognized in a number of categories by both readers and the industry for publications such as Where Magazine and Vancouver Magazine.

The 23rd Annual Where Magazine Awards were held on April 24th at The Douglas’ D6 Bar and recognized Toptable Group with the following accolades:

Where Whistler
Best Fine Dining – Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar
Best Casual – Bar Oso
Best New Restaurant – Il Caminetto

Where Vancouver
Best Seafood – Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
Best Dessert – Thierry Cafe
Best New Restaurant – Elisa, Finalist
Best Italian – CinCin Ristorante + Bar, Finalist

Celebrating its 30th Annual Restaurant Awards this year, Vancouver Magazine’s illustrious hospitality awards celebrate the city’s finest from the hardworking chefs and their brigades who toil behind the stoves to the front-of-house service teams who seamlessly orchestrate a memorable dining experience from beginning to end. The 2019 event held at the Sheraton Wall Centre was the culmination of a panel of food-savvy judges tasting plates across an extensive 30+ categories from Best Bar to Best Whistler.

Vancouver Magazine
Best Sommelier – Shane Taylor
Premier Crew – Stephan Cachard
Best Steakhouse – Elisa, Silver
Best New Design – Elisa, Silver
Best New Restaurant – Elisa, Honourable Mention
Best Italian – CinCin Ristorante + Bar, Bronze
Best Dessert – Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, Bronze
Best Seafood – Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, Honourable Mention
Best Whistler – Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar, Bronze
Best Whistler – Bar Oso, Honourable Mention

shane_taylor    stephan_cachard

“It’s truly inspiring that Toptable Group’s family of colleagues pull together night after night to ensure that each and every table receives the care and commitment that has become a hallmark of our company,” says Toptable Group President, Michael Doyle. “I’m so proud of the passion and commitment of our award-winning chefs, renowned restaurant and wine directors, and dedicated staff members. Congratulations to all the well-deserving nominees and winners that make Vancouver such a dining destination.”

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Facebook: @AraxiRestaurant
Twitter: @araxirestaurant
Instagram: @araxirestaurant

Facebook: BarOsoWhistler
Twitter: @BarOso_Whistler
Instagram: @baroso_whistler@chefjorgemunozsantos

Facebook: @ilcaminettowhis
Twitter: @IlCaminettoWhis
Instagram: @ilcaminettowhis@chefjameswalt

Facebook: @BlueWaterCafe
Twitter: @bluewatercafe
Instagram: @bluewatercafe

Facebook @ThierryChocolat
Twitter:  @thierrychocolat
Instagram: @thierrychocolat

Facebook: @CinCinRistorante
Twitter: @cincinvan
Instagram: @cincinristorante

Facebook: @elisasteak
Twitter: @elisasteak
Instagram: @elisasteak@andrew_elisasteak

Congrats to all the @wherevancouver and @vanmag_com restaurant award nominees and winners. @toptablegroup is so proud to be a part of this amazing community!

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

Judy Ahola
Director of Communications
Toptable Group
604 836 8005