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Old 04-02-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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help me pick a restaurant

hey RS so im going to whistler for my anniversary with the gf and im not sure which restaurant to pick. im not too picky on food just never been to any of these

Hy Steakhouse
Araxi
Bearfoot Bistro

those are the options some input/reviews would be much appreciated

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Araxi is where the filmed a season of iron chef no?
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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Araxi is where the filmed a season of iron chef no?
The head chef of Araxi should be the winner of Iron Chef. Don't know which season, probably the one right before the olympics
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I LOVED Araxi. I did a review of it on yelp (maggie L) if you read online reviews.
Hells Kitchen did a win there one season but I didn't know iron chef did too.

Really great food, excellent service and a romantic place. A must try!
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The head chef of Araxi should be the winner of Iron Chef. Don't know which season, probably the one right before the olympics
Errr iron chef? There isn't any Iron Chef working in Vancouver. If you're talking about Marc Forgione, then he works in New York, not Vancouver...
You are mistaken and the winner of the Hell Kitchen Season 6 was the head chef of the Araxi Restaurant (Not sure if he is currently working there)
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anyone else on the others lol

thanks for everyone so far
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Rimrock cafe, hands down.
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It was never Iron Chef, it was Hells Kitchen. Also the winner of Hells Kitchen is no longer at Araxi.
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Here are some pics we took at Araxi


Crab roll in egg crepe


Beach Angels Oysters


We also ordered a spot prawns sashimi for our appies


Side scallops, cooked to perfection!


Beef tenderloin with crispy potato mash


Chilled fresh lobster. Really yummy

We shared everything and bill came out to be...$260? $280?
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There's a Hy's in downtown so no point to go so far for that. If you're looking for steak I suggest Sidecut, the cowboy steak ftmfw!

Araxi has my vote too but dang it's expensive lol ...
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well at the top i put im going to whistler

i know araxi is expensive =[ my wallet will be crying but im being taken care of too if you know what i mean

one more q about araxi what is the dress code? business casual?
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i've eaten at all 3 multiple times.

barefoot bistro is the best restaraunt in whistler, without question.

after barefoot, you have araxi and hys if you want a steak.

but barefoot is the clear, clear #1.
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well at the top i put im going to whistler

i know araxi is expensive =[ my wallet will be crying but im being taken care of too if you know what i mean

one more q about araxi what is the dress code? business casual?
there is no dress code, but business casual is best.

you can't go wrong with either choice (araxi, barefoot).

i prefer the location of araxi, but food wise barefoot is on another level (and also more expensive). barefoot also has a better wine list (but probably not an issue for most people).

realistically, you will be going back to whistler, and will end up trying both. so maybe try araxi first, then barefoot next time.

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well at the top i put im going to whistler

i know araxi is expensive =[ my wallet will be crying but im being taken care of too if you know what i mean

one more q about araxi what is the dress code? business casual?
business casual. I wouldn't wear sneakers or anything. jeans with a nice top/blazer...etc
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i've eaten at all 3 multiple times.

barefoot bistro is the best restaraunt in whistler, without question.

after barefoot, you have araxi and hys if you want a steak.

but barefoot is the clear, clear #1.
How many times can you call bearfoot barefoot? The answer is 7.
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My wife and I loved Araxi, been there only twice. She used to be a chef at a fine dining restaurant (Ciopinnos and others), so she knows a little bit. Never tried barefoot before.
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I went to Araxi last weekend. Get the ribeye steak. I normally wouldn't if I'm not at a steakhouse but damn was it good.

It's from PEI and most local restaurants get their steaks from Alberta. I used to work at the Keg so I like to think I know a little bit about meat.
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Next time I'm back up at Whistler, it's time to eat the Cowboy steak!

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I used to work at the Keg so I like to think I know a little bit about meat.
Really? So if you worked at McDonald's, would that make you an expert on hamburgers?
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LOL!!! In the 2 months I had the misfortune of "cooking" at the keg I'd say I probably lost about 40% of any knowledge of food I had gained through my first 2 years of apprenticeship. I remember my first day someone told me to cut basil for the line. I said "how would you like it cut? Chiffonade?" He looked at me confused and said "no uhhh, cut it into long strips"
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