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Araxi, Whistler » Canada's Top 50 Restaurants List

Araxi, Whistler

 ARAXI, Whistler, British Columbia


BC Smoked Salmon is splashed with an oyster veloute, a delicious combination at Araxi. (Adrian Brijbassi/Vacay.ca)

Chef: James Walt
Website: www.araxi.comCuisine: West Coast, Contemporary Canadian.
Telephone: 604-932-4540. Twitter:@araxirestaurant
2015 Rank: 38
2014 Rank: 42 
2013 Rank: 25
2012 Rank: 12
Price Range: Large plates range from $24.50-$42.50, and include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free choices.
You Must Order: Saffron-crusted halibut caught in Haida Gwaii ($36.50), featuring a seafood and herb foam with chili oil.
Need to Know from … food journalist Amy Sherman: “Contemporary Canadian cuisine with homegrown products and Asian and Mediterranean touches.”

Vancouver Magazine’s Lee Man says: “Year after year, James Walt produces food with superb vigour and freshness, drawing from the Pemberton Valley that neighbours Whistler. He could easily rest on the cliché’s of ski-resort dining, but avoids those big-gun mistakes in favour of sophisticated rusticness, underpinning great ingredient with unrelenting French technique.”

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