Delightful and Delicious Under the Toptable Tree


– Celebrate the Holidays with Toptable Group –

Vancouver, B.C. (November 22nd, 2017) — The jolly season is almost upon us and with it the festive cheer and good tidings that make this such a wonderous time of year. Whether you’re celebrating at home or from a home-away-from-home, Toptable Group invites you to experience a mountainside holiday with Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar, Bar Oso, and the soon-to-be-opened Il Caminetto alongside city-based festivities at Blue Water Cafe, CinCin Ristorante + Bar, West Restaurant + Bar, and Thierry Cafe in Vancouver.



Celebrate throughout the holidays with seasonal lunches and dinners masterfully prepared by our talented Executive Chefs.

Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar
Executive Chef Quang Dang and his award-winning brigade invite guests both near and far for a quintessential Whistler experience. Multi-course festive lunch and dinner menus are offered on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Bar Oso
Cozy up to the bar and spread some holiday cheer at Whistler’s Bar Oso for a delicious selection of Spanish-influenced small plates and handcrafted cocktails to share and savour. Chef Jorge Muñoz Santos’ delicious tapas are perfect for a celebratory gathering to toast the season.

Open during all regular hours throughout the holiday season, including lunch.

Il Caminetto
Executive Chef James Walt debuts the first edition of Il Caminetto’s highly anticipated menu as it officially opens for the holidays. Come join us and enjoy a truly Italian celebration of food and wine.

Blue Water Cafe
Just for the holidays, Blue Water Cafe opens its doors to welcome guests for a seasonal lunch from December 7th to 22nd, Mondays through Fridays. Sip and savour festive cocktails and enjoy Executive Chef Frank Pabst’s spectacular array of seafood specialties.

Blue Water Cafe will be closed on December 24th and the 25th.andrew3

CinCin Ristorante + Bar
Starting December 1st until the 22nd, Mondays through Fridays, Executive Chef Andrew Richardson invites guests to join CinCin for its annual holiday lunches. Group reservations for large parties can be customized with specialized menus ­­— a terrific way to treat clients and friends!

Closed December 24th to 25th and January 1st, CinCin will be reopening on December 26th and January 2nd following the holidays at 4:30 pm for regular dinner service.

West Restaurant + Bar
It’s West for the holidays! Let Executive Chef Bobby Milheron add a little festive flair to your culinary adventures amidst the hustle and bustle of South Granville. Delightfully delicious for brunch, lunch, and dinner, step inside for some culinary respite from winter with our $45 three-course Holiday Tasting Lunch menu and a la carte options. For dinner, share a bite with family and friends over a decadent $125 Holiday Tasting menu, a Pre-Theatre Prix Fixe menu, or even just a drink at our intimate bar.

West will be open for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve with special Prix Fixe Seasonal Tasting menus. They will be closed for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and will be reopening the following day at 5:30 pm for dinner and 11:30 am for lunch, respectively.

Thierry Cafe
Closed Christmas Day, Thierry will be open December 24th (8 am to 5 pm), December 26th (8 am to midnight), December 27 to 30th (7 am to 12 am), and December 31st (8 am to 10 pm). Thierry will return to regular hours on New Year’s Day.


drink2The countdown begins! Usher in the New Year with a resolution to dine out with Toptable Group. Celebrate in real time with Whistler Village festivities as you savour Araxi’s Prix Fixe Tasting menu for a memorable evening of food, wine, and good cheer. If you’re game for a more relaxed gathering with family and friends, ring in the New Year with Bar Oso and make it a Spanish affair. In Vancouver, West Restaurant’s $125 five-course Tasting menus are sure to please while Blue Water Cafe and CinCin offer a la carte menus with special holiday additions for early-dinner seatings. For all the party-revellers, choose a late seating with live DJ entertainment and a sparkling glass of bubbles as the clock counts down at Blue Water Cafe ($60) and CinCin Ristorante ($50).


Host the perfect holiday party with private dining room options, with capacities from groups of 10 to 200 corporate colleagues, family members, and friends, from Araxi Restaurant and The Cellar by Araxi, Blue Water Cafe and CinCin Ristorante.  The Cellar by Araxi features a unique Chef’s Table and show kitchen for interactive chef demonstrations as well as state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. The Chefs and Wine Directors of our award-winning restaurants have been busily collaborating to design unique seasonal menus with accompanying wines for an intimate and memorable dining experience. For more information, please visit


Bring the culinary experience home to family and friends and cook like a chef with award-winning cookbooks from Araxi, Blue Water Cafe, and CinCin. Chef James Walt’s farm-to-table recipes are made easy in his newest Araxi: Roots to Shoots, Farm Fresh Recipes cookbook. Embrace the Italian passionata and CinCin’s fire-focused cooking with recipes by Executive Chef Andrew Richardson calibrated for the home cook in CinCin: Wood-Fired Cucina. For those looking to taste the bounty of the Pacific Northwest, give the gift of the Blue Water Cafe: Seafood cookbook by Executive Chef Frank Pabst. Make gifting even easier with the full cookbook set for only $110 plus tax, available online and on-location at Araxi, Blue Water Cafe, and CinCin.


For those looking for the perfect treat to fit under the tree, Toptable Group gift cards offer the gift of choice with a variety of award-winning culinary and dining experiences from our many restaurants. Gift cards are valid year-round, can be used at any Toptable venue, and are available for purchase both online and directly at any of our restaurant locations.

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Take in all the #holiday magic and share the best of the season with @ToptableGroup!

One of Canada’s leading hospitality groups, Toptable Group has seven elegant yet approachable restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler: Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar and The Cellar by Araxi, Bar Oso, Il Caminetto (opening winter 2017), CinCin Ristorante, Blue Water Cafe, West Restaurant, and Thierry Cafe. More information can be found online at

Judy Ahola
Director of Communications
Toptable Group
604 836 8005