Whistler Day Trip: Luxuriate in Scandinave Spa’s Baths

Photo Credit: Tara Lee

With Labour Day fast approaching, a quick getaway might be in order to reenergize before the return to routine. And nothing beats the natural beauty of Whistler for lifting the end of summer spirits!

I’d always thought that Whistler necessitates an overnight stay, but a recent visit this week proved to me that it’s very possible–even leisurely–as a day trip.

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Whistler Day Trip: Luxuriate in Scandinave Spa’s Baths

Araxi Longtable Dinner Series makes its debut in Vancouver

Araxi Longtable Series Vancouver 2014

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Araxi Restaurant has long been celebrated as one of the best restaurants in Whistler, offering farm-to-table fresh food and seasonally focused menus. Aside from the award-winning food, Araxi Restaurant has made a name for themselves with their Longtable Dinner Series, which has guests dining with 300 friends in a picture-perfect outdoor setting.

For the first time ever, the Araxi Longtable Series will be coming to Vancouver at Vanier Park on August 04, 2014. The long table dinner includes a four-course farm-to-table meal prepared by Araxi executive chef, James Walt.

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Araxi Longtable Dinner Series makes its debut in Vancouver

Araxi To Host Famous Summer Longtable Dinner Series In Vancouver’s Stanley Park

Photo credit: Toshi Kawano.

Photo credit: Toshi Kawano.

Araxi Restaurant‘s Longtable Series is one of the most famous culinary events in British Columbia. It’s worth the hype. Award-winning Araxi executive chef James Walt, known for pioneering farm-to-table fare, crafts exclusive four-course menus using ingredients from nearby fields and waters. While the menu will impress, it’s the setting that takes the dinner series from tasty to grand. Araxi sets up a 300-seat longtable in a striking outdoor location. Diners indulge in decadent communal dining as the sun sets against a stunning natural backdrop.

New in summer 2013, the Araxi Longtable Series is adding Stanley Park in Vancouver to its location list. The Stanley Park Longtable Dinner takes place Saturday, July 27 at the park’s Prospect Point–one of the best viewpoints Stanley Park has to offer. As part of the Vancouver event, an exclusive farmers’ market will be on site, allowing guests to meet the producers and taste Chef James’ favourite ingredients in their raw form. The event starts with a cocktail reception at 3pm with wine by Mission Hill vineyard and spirits by Pemberton Distillery. Tickets are on sale now for $175.00 per person. Act fast; they always sell out.

If you can’t make the Vancouver Stanley Park Longtable dinner, there are also events at Lost Lake in Whistler Saturday, August 3 and North Arm Farm in Pemberton Saturday, August 17. Or you can visit Araxi Restaurant at 4222 Village Square in Whistler.

Find details on how to get tickets, plus event glamour shots, after the jump.

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Araxi To Host Famous Summer Longtable Dinner Series In Vancouver’s Stanley Park

Araxi Longtable @ North Arm Farm – A Unique Summer Dining Experience

Araxi Longtable @ North Arm Farm

Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant is of the most acclaimed restaurants in B.C.; it’s also famous for its Executive Chef James Walt and his fresh, seasonal menus that celebrate local ingredients from nearby Pemberton Valley farms, where he collaborates frequently with local growers.

It’s that collaboration with local farmers that inspired the Araxi Longtable @ North Arm Farm, a series of outdoor, fine-dining experiences at Pemberton’s picturesque North Arm Farm taking place on July 2, July 30, August 27 and September 11, 2011.

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Araxi Longtable @ North Arm Farm – A Unique Summer Dining Experience