The Araxi Longtable Dinners are British Columbia’s most exciting al fresco dining experiences – and this summer, Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant will add a Vancouver date at the famed Bard on the Beach venue at the picturesque Vanier Park. And the menu has just been announced!
Chef Quang Dang, West
Sawmill Bay Oysters
lemon, fresh horseradish, raspberry mignonette, cocktail pearls
Smoked Cherry Tomatoes
farmhouse chevre, toasted bread crumbs and basil
Charred Vancouver Island Octopus Salad
with squid ink crisp, red pepper and lime aioli
Confit Yarrow Meadows Duck Terrine
toasted brioche, sapo bravo plum preserves
Chef Frank Pabst, Blue Water Cafe
Dungeness Crab Sausage
grilled Okanagan peach, wild arugula and zucchini salad
peach mustard and red pepper ketchup
Chef Andrew Richardson, CinCin Ristorante
Salt Baked Stikine River Sockeye Salmon
sun gold tomatoes slow cooked in olive oil with shallots and garlic
Florence style fennel with black olives
Chef James Walt, Araxi
Duo of Okanagan Valley Beef
rosemary grilled fillet and slow cooked Heritage beef cheek ravioli
Root Down Farm beets and North Arm carrots
Chef Thierry Busset, Thierry
BC Raspberry + Fresh Fruit Tart
lime sabayon, raspberry coulis and cigarette tuile
with whipped cream
Staged at North Arm Farm in Pemberton and Lost Lake in Whistler in past summers, these sold-out events embraced our extraordinary local ingredients picked at the peak of the season. Guests have the opportunity to meet the suppliers who raise the produce, and at North Arm Farm, tour the organic fields where, only hours earlier, the ingredients were harvested just steps away from the outdoor kitchen.
New this year, the inaugural Longtable Dinner in Vancouver will be the largest dinner to date and will provide a dramatic oceanside setting. Araxi’s award-winning executive chef James Walt leads the charge and as a special treat, welcomes his Vancouver-based Toptable Group counterparts Andrew Richardson from CinCin, Frank Pabst from Blue Water Cafe, Quang Dang from West, and Thierry Busset from Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie and Cafe for guest appearances.
2014 Longtable Dinner Dates are:
Vancouver – Monday, August 4th at Bard on the Beach at Vanier Park
Pemberton – Saturday, August 16th at North Arm Farm
Whistler – Saturday, August 30th at Lost Lake Park
Presented in striking outdoor settings, Chef Walt crafts exclusive four-course menus that showcase his internationally recognized farm-to-table creations. With wine pairings by Araxi wine director Samantha Rahn, 2013 Sommelier of the Year, and service orchestrated by renowned restaurant director Neil Henderson, the Longtable Dinners salute both our culinary provenance, and our future.
Tickets are $175.00 per person per event and include a welcome reception, four-course menu, wine pairings, and tax and gratuity. The Longtable Dinners sell out quickly. For reservations or further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-932-4540.
Photo: David Buzzard