Acclaimed Restaurants Offering Seasonal Specialties and Holiday Gift Ideas


Whether it’s rejoicing with clients and colleagues or gathering family and friends, Toptable Group invites guests to celebrate this holiday season with Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, The Cellar by Araxi, and Bar Oso and Vancouver’s CinCin Ristorante, Blue Water Cafe, West Restaurant, and Thierry Cafe.



Available for a limited time only, Toptable Group’s executive chefs have crafted delightful seasonal menus for each restaurant allowing guests more opportunities to get together and spread the holiday cheer.

Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Chef James Walt and his award-winning brigade invites guests from near and far to celebrate the holidays with an a la carte Christmas lunch menu and a traditional holiday dinner for the festive day.

Lunch: December 24th and 25th, 11:00am to 2:00pm.

For a sample menu, please click here.

Dinner: December 25th, a la carte traditional Christmas dinner, 5:00pm to 11:00pm.

For a sample menu, please click here.

The Cellar by Araxi

Join us for an intimate dinner in The Cellar by Araxi during the holiday season and enjoy Chef Walt’s beautifully crafted multi-course prix fixe festive menu. Sommelier Samantha Rahn’s wine pairings elevates the occasion and makes the celebration with family and friends a memorable one.

Dinner: December 17th to January 1st (exclusive of December 31st), 6:00pm and 8:00pm seatings, $89, additional $59 with wine pairings, and $59 for children under 12.

Bar Oso

Cozy up to the bar and spread the holiday cheer at Whistler’s Bar Oso for a delicious selection of Spanish-influenced small plates and handcrafted cocktails to savour and share. Not-to-be-missed guest favourites include the Fresh and Cured Charcuterie Boards, Wild Scallop Crudo, and Lamb Albondigas – paired with our favourite Oso Sour cocktail and artisanal Gin & Tonic, of course!

CinCin Ristorante

Indulge in an a la carte lunch menu, featuring dishes from Chef Andrew Richardson’s famed Grillworks Infierno, such as daily wood-fired whole roasts and fish.

Lunch: December 1st to 23rd, Monday to Friday, 11:30am to 2:30pm.

For a sample menu, please click here.

Closed: December 24th, 25th, and January 1st.

Blue Water Cafe

Chef Frank Pabst’s a la carte lunch menu features classic dishes and seasonal specialties perfect for the jingle bell holidays.

Lunch: December 8th to 23rd, Monday to Friday, 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

For a sample menu, please click here.

Closed: December 24th and 25th, December 26th open for dinner only from 5:00pm to 11:00pm.

West Restaurant

Celebrate the holiday season with Chef Quang Dang’s three unique tasting menus during the month of December.

Lunch: 11:30am to 2:30pm, three-course prix fixe menu, $45.

For a sample menu, please click here.

Dinner: 5:30pm to 10:30pm, Holiday Tasting Menu, $150, Chef’s Tasting Menu, $98, and an additional $69 for wine pairings.

For sample tasting menus, please click here.

Closed: December 25th and January 1st, December 26th open for dinner only from 5:00pm.

Thierry Cafe

Savour and revel in the Christmas season with Chef Thierry Busset’s renowned Buche de Noel – the holiday centerpiece at every Christmas celebration in his native France. Crafted to delight and make a big splash as the finale at your holiday table, these yule logs will be available in several flavours including Black Forest and Chestnut. Buches de Noel are available by advance order only; orders can be placed starting December 1st for pick-up on December 23rd or 24th.

Another great way to refuel during the hustle and bustle of the holidays is to enjoy Thierry’s light lunch menu and selection of festive pastries and treats.

Closed: December 25th, modified hours for December 24th (open from 8:00am to 5:30pm) and December 31st (open from 8:00am to 10:00pm).




Guests are invited to ring in the New Year with each one of Toptable Group’s four approachably elegant restaurants. Guests at Araxi Restaurant will enjoy a memorable night of spectacular food and wine with lively music and a midnight countdown. CinCin Ristorante and Blue Water Cafe will be offering diners an a la carte menu and special seasonal additions. For added colour to your night, guests experiencing a late seating at Blue Water Cafe, $60, and CinCin Ristorante, $50, will also enjoy a New Year’s Eve countdown celebration featuring DJ entertainment and a glass of sparkling wine at midnight. West Restaurant will be offering a decadent five-course tasting menu for $125 plus tax and gratuity.




A Culinary Journey

Take a slice of the restaurants home with you this holiday season with the gift of cookbooks written by the culinary masters of Araxi Restaurant, Blue Water Cafe, and CinCin Ristorante. CinCin: Wood-Fired Cucina, the latest addition to Toptable Group’s collection and Executive Chef Andrew Richardson’s debut cookbook, embraces the essence of Italian cuisine and marries it with fresh local ingredients combined with techniques calibrated for the home cook. Araxi: Roots to Shoots, Fresh Farm Recipes, the newest Araxi Restaurant cookbook, is a continuation of the story introduced in Araxi’s first collection of recipes, Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant, highlighting the best of local ingredients under the guidance of Executive Chef James Walt’s farm-to-table approach to cooking. To gift the quintessential taste of seafood, don’t miss out on picking up a copy of Blue Water Cafe’s Blue Water Cafe: Seafood cookbook by Executive Chef Frank Pabst, and relish in the excellence of the Pacific Northwest. Make holiday shopping a breeze with a cookbook set of three for $110 plus taxes, available at Araxi Restaurant, Blue Water Cafe, and CinCin Ristorante.


Sweet Treats

Delight your family, friends, and co-workers with Chef Thierry’s artisan creations. Gift a sweet surprise with hand-crafted chocolates and macarons, house-made jams and petit fours as the perfect hostess gift, or Chef Thierry’s signature Buche de Noel – the French Christmas classic – for a perfect ending to a festive feast.


The Gift of Choice

For the person who has everything, give the gift of choice. Toptable Group offers gift cards that promise a phenomenal dining experience at any of our award-winning restaurants including Araxi Restaurant, Bar Oso, CinCin Ristorante, Blue Water Cafe, West Restaurant, and Thierry Cafe. Valid all year long, gift cards can be purchased online or in person at any of our restaurant locations.




The private dining rooms of Araxi Restaurant and The Cellar by Araxi, CinCin Ristorante, and Blue Water Cafe are the perfect venues for hosting seasonal parties for groups of 10 to 200 corporate colleagues, family members, and friends. The Cellar by Araxi features a unique Chef’s Table and show kitchen for interactive chef demonstrations as well as state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. The chefs and wine directors of our award-winning restaurants have been busily collaborating to design unique seasonal menus with accompanying wines for an intimate and memorable dining experience. Further private dining information can be found here.



One of Canada’s leading hospitality groups, Toptable Group has six elegant yet approachable restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler: Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar and The Cellar by Araxi, Bar Oso, CinCin Ristorante, Blue Water Cafe, West Restaurant, and Thierry Cafe.  More information can be found online at www.toptable.ca.

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