Being an avid snowboarder, I go to Whistler about 3 times a year, and I always want to go to Araxi. But, being that it is one of the more expensive restaurants in Whistler, we tend to stay away. On the last snowboard trip though, I was able to convince some of my friends to join me. And it was an awesome meal.
I started with the foie gras parfait and it was amazing. The duck liver was smooth and topped with a bit of sea salt. It was served with a nice brioche, and beets. I just wish they had more brioche with the plate – two is not enough especially with how much foie gras there is. Luckily, our server did see that we were running out, and kindly brought us more. The liver was good on its own, but together with everything it was amazing. My group also ordered the Seared Wild Alaskan Scallops, and two of the specials, King Crab Roll, and a Salmon Yuke. All of which had no complaints, but I still think mine was the best.
I also ordered a Yarrow Meadow Duck Breast, which came with yummy polenta, and perfectly grilled vegetables. The duck was cooked perfectly, and very tender, with nice skin and still a bit of fat under for extra flavour. All of the vegetables were delicious. The other star was the Miso Crusted BC Sablefish. It’s one of my friends favourite dishes, and it was servd in a broth with soba noodles. He loved the buttery fish and almost wanted to order two. Again, the other mains – Roasted Rack of Lamb, Certified Angus Prime New York Steak, Arctic Char, and Tenderloin – received praise from my friends too.
As with many Chinese restaurants in Vancouver, they were similarly pushing their King Crab dishes, which they offered both whole, and in a roll. Whole it was $50 a pound, and they said a whole one would be about $350-400.
From the beginning, the service was perfect. They are very efficient in serving the food, taking away our dishes, and paying close attention to detail. I’d like to make a habit of coming back, but it will hurt my wallet.
4222 Village Sq