Looking for a great brunch to top off our weekend in Whistler, we opted to splurge at Araxi. We were not disappointed.
We had no reservation at 1115 on a Sunday and didn't need one. The place was only half full which meant no waiting and lots of choices of tables. The hostess took our coats which was nice since we were wet.
The menu is small at brunch but if what we had is any indication beautifully executed. I had the Eggs Haida which is essentially a salmon bennie. It came with a crisp, golden and well spiced mashed potato cake. One of the best bennies I've ever had. The love of my life had the Smoked Sausage Hash. I think this was a bit of a post modernist deconstructed kind of hash. Or it was a joke. Or both. What he received was two large smoked sausages, two nicely cooked eggs, a small group of pretty fingerling potatoes and (I think) roasted tomatoes. You "hash" it yourself. But it was good and the sausage was very good.
The service was excellent right down to the server (sorry I've forgotten his name) bringing me the large tea canister from the kitchen when I enquired about the source of their loose teas. He then wrote me out the name and phone number of their supplier. Very attentive, very good at his job. Suggested places to stop in Vancouver for a snack on the way home. Including their affiliated restaurants.
All in all a delightful end to our stay at Whistler. Worth the $50+ we paid for brunch
We will go back for dinner next time we are in Whistler. I can only imagine how warm and cosy this place will be with snow falling in the dark outside the windows.
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