Chef James Walt can be very proud. The year 2012 marked over a decade of winning Gold for Best Whistler Restaurant at the Vancouver Magazine Awards. This is a first for the Awards and it’s a testament to both Walt’s talent and leadership but also to his team.
Araxi is Gold for a reason. It takes its inspiration from the producers of the Pemberton valley in which it’s so firmly planted and from the fishermen of the Pacific Ocean. As a ski-writer friend of mine who lives in Whistler says: “What awards haven’t they won? It’s impossible to be disappointed.”
In 2012, Araxi earned a Gold Wine List Award at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, as well as Best Whistler Restaurant at the Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards. And this year, Araxi Wine Director Samantha Rahn won the Vancouver International Wine Festival’s 2013 Sommelier of the Year Award. Nominated from the top sommeliers in British Columbia and Alberta, and voted on by a wide cross-section of industry professionals, the award represents the highest level of achievement in Western Canada.
Food Day Canada Menu by Executive Chef James Walt, Araxi Restaurant + Bar
Assorted Local Beet Salad
Vancouver Island buffalo mozzarella, Root Down organic greens, beet and juniper vinaigrette, beet chips
Smoked Roma Tomato Soup
goat cheese crostini, gem tomatoes, olive oil and baby basil
Paradise Valley Pork Selection
slow cooked pork belly and roasted pork loin with corn and herb salsa summer squash with sweet potato, cilantro and ginger ravioli
Herb Crusted BC Halibut
heirloom tomatoes, white bean and lemon with sugar snap and english peas local baby gem tomatoes and shallot vinaigrette
Raspberry Panna Cotta + Strawberry Basil Consomme
Araxi is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
Araxi est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs . Contactez Araxi directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
Araxi Restaurant and Bar
4222 Village Gate Square,
Whistler, B.C. V0N 1B4
T: 604 932 4540