Araxi Celebrates Cornucopia with Big Guns Wine Dinner

The Big Guns: Icons of the Wine World dinner is Cornucopia’s most anticipated event. And this year’s dinner – with a spectacular selection of highly rated, rare and collectible wines selected by 2013 Sommelier of the Year Samantha Rahn – may well prove the most exciting ever.

Join us on Friday November 8th, when seven stellar wineries from the world’s top wine regions will join together at Araxi for an exclusive one-off event. Each critically acclaimed wine has been thoughtfully selected by Samantha and her team in order to deliver an unforgettable evening.

“This year the wines I have selected represent complexity and finesse,” says Rahn. “We want to introduce our guests to some truly unique expressions of grape varieties and diverse regions in a collaboration of old world and new, tradition and innovation, rule breakers and trend-setters.”

Araxi Executive Chef James Walt will create a bespoke seven-course menu to carefully pair with the wines. Demonstrating the excellence of British Columbia produce, standout ingredients include Rangelands Elk Tenderloin and Sunshine Coast’s Northern Divine Caviar. And in keeping with tradition, he will also once again serve Alba Truffles, this year with a Buffalo Ricotta Gnocchi.

Each course will be paired with these exceptional wines:

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé, Champagne, France
(91 points, Wine Spectator)

Pewsey ‘The Contours, Museum Reserve’ Riesling 2006, Eden Valley, Australia
(93 points, Wine Spectator)

M. Chapoutier ‘Chante Alouette’, Hermitage Blanc 2011, Rhone, France
(95 points, Wine Spectator)

Louis Jadot ‘Les Avaux’, Beaune 1er Cru 2005, Burgundy, France
(93 points, Wine Enthusiast)

Fontanafredda ‘La Rosa’ Barolo 2005, Piemonte, Italy
(91 points, Wine Spectator)

Fontodi ‘Flaccianello’ 2009, Tuscany, Italy
(96 points from Wine Spectator and was last year’s Top 100 No. 25)

Eroica (Chateau Ste Michelle + Dr Loosen) Riesling Ice Wine 2008, Washington
(95 points, Wine Spectator)

Big Guns: Icons of the Wine World
Date: Friday, November 8th
Reception begins at 6pm
7 courses with wine pairings 
Price: $250 per person all inclusive
Tickets: Purchase online

Intimate BC Wine Dinner Series during Cornucopia

Date: Sunday Nov 10th – Thursday Nov 14th at 6:30pm during Cornucopia
5 courses with wine pairings
Price: $108.25 per person all inclusive
Tickets: Purchase online

Join Araxi Executive Chef James Walt in celebrating the turn of seasons with a five-course tasting menu. Each evening, Wine Director Samantha Rahn will partner with a unique, standout British Columbia winery to highlight Chef James’ autumn flavours. These special, intimate evenings represent both outstanding culinary adventure, as well as value.

Sunday, November 10th – Mission Hill Family Estate
Monday, November 11th – Okanagan Crush Pad
Tuesday, November 12th – Moon Curser
Wednesday, November 13th – Nk’Mip + Jackson-Triggs
Thursday, November 14th – Burrowing Owl

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