When it comes to elevated, locally-sourced B.C. cuisine, Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar sets the standard. Home to one of the country’s leading chefs, cookbook author, and farm-to-table pioneer, James Walt, it has long been known as one of Canada's premier culinary destinations.
And while Araxi sits on one of the most scenic regions in North America, chef Walt and chef Jorge Munoz Santos are taking their teams north to another region known for the beauty of its landscape for their annual Longtable Dinner under Mount Currie in Pemberton, B.C.
Araxi’s festive feast in the field is set to make its triumphant return to North Arm Farm on Sunday, August 18th, featuring a multi-course collaboration with Il Caminetto, Bar Oso, and multiple neighbouring farms, inspired by the season’s harvest.
“Araxi’s Longtable continues to be a staple of the Toptable Group family and always brings good friends together for a true taste of British Columbia,” says executive chef James Walt. “It’s amazing how over the years, we’ve grown this event to become such a quintessential summertime celebration of regional cuisine from our special corner of the world.”
The four-course dinner includes house-made fresh and cured charcuterie, an heirloom tomato and buffalo mozzarella caprese with fresh pasta, a duo of charcoal grilled beef striploin with slow cooked beef cheeks, and Araxi’s signature chocolate ice cream bars with blueberry and lemon chiffon gateau.
Wine pairings will be provided throughout the dinner courtesy of top B.C. producers like Burrowing Owl, CedarCreek, Fort Berens, Steller’s Jay, and Quails’ Gate.
Tickets to Araxi's summertime celebration of regional cuisine are going for $265 per person.