Michael Doyle, president of Toptable Group, has today revealed details of the hospitality group’s new Whistler property. Situated at the heart of North America’s premier mountain resort, the new venue will see a dual concept – aptly named ‘Bar Oso’ and ‘The Cellar by Araxi’ – that expands dining and meeting space in Whistler Village.
“These exciting new spaces, beautifully created by Box Interior Design, are a great extension for Araxi Restaurant and our talented team,” Doyle says. “Bar Oso, located Village Stroll level, will be open daily to the public to serve sharing plates, compelling cocktails, and approachable wines,” he added. “While The Cellar by Araxi will allow us to extend our private dining and meeting space options. We think that with their exciting décor and extraordinary food and drink, both venues will deepen the Araxi experience.”
Bar Oso – “oso” meaning “bear” in Spanish, an homage to Whistler’s wildlife – will offer a profusion of Spanish-influenced small plates including Iberico ham, bocadillos and pinxtos, chilled seafood, house-made charcuterie, and a wide range of tapas drawn from Araxi Restaurant Executive Chef James Walt’s international repertoire. Open daily until late, the long, convivial bar is sure to become a popular gathering place.
Located on the exclusive lower level, The Cellar by Araxi boasts an impressive space with feature wine walls and a dedicated wine room, can be divided in half for more intimate events, and will have a show kitchen for interactive chef demonstrations that will add dimension to events.
Araxi’s renowned restaurant director Neil Henderson, along with Chef Walt, will oversee all aspects of the operation at both Bar Oso and The Cellar by Araxi, ensuring guests will continue to enjoy the long held international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality that Araxi guests have come to expect.
Bar Oso and The Cellar by Araxi will be located at #9 – 4222 Village Square. Development work is now underway with opening scheduled for Fall 2015.
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