Restaurant Accolades Salute the Best of Vancouver and Beyond

British Columbia’s vibrant restaurant community once again gathered yesterday at the Where to Dine Awards to recognize its own for outstanding cuisine and service excellence across a myriad of categories from Best Asian to Best New Restaurant. Hosted at The Douglas Vancouver, over 250 attendees came out to support the chefs, front-of-house service teams, and industry purveyors recognized for their unrelenting passion and commitment – the same individuals who make this province one of the world’s most acclaimed dining destinations.

Over the last year, Where Magazine readers voted for their favourites to determine which extraordinary venues and personalities rose to the occasion and exemplified unsurpassed excellence and brilliance.

Toptable Group is honoured to have been recognized in the following categories:

Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
Best Seafood – Led by Executive Chef Frank Pabst and Restaurant Director Stephan Cachard
Leadership Award – Executive Chef Frank Pabst is recognized for his contribution to the city’s dining scene

Thierry Cafe
Best Dessert – Led by Maitre Chocolatier and Patissier Thierry Busset and General Manager Kathryn Millar

Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar
Best Whistler – Araxi wins for the 9th time, led by Executive Chefs James Walt and Quang Dang with Restaurant Director Neil Henderson

“British Columbia continues to raise the bar in the culinary world and we’re honoured to play a role in this dynamic industry,” says Michael Doyle, President of Toptable Group. “We look forward to welcoming guests to our Toptable Group of restaurants and extending authentic dining experiences to them. Congratulations to all of the 2018 Where to Dine Awards nominees and winners!”

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


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