[Photo via Araxi]
The loudest gossip at the Vancouver Wine Festival was all about the rumoured forthcoming sale of the Top Table Group. For months industry have speculated about the possible sale of the group which boasts some of the city's favourite and most successful restaurants: CinCin, Blue Water Cafe, West, Thierry and Araxi in Whistler. Step forward the Aquilini Group whose empire "...covers everything from a vast blueberry and cranberry empire in Canada and the U.S. that collectively is the largest in North America, to the Vancouver Canucks hockey team, to a dizzying array of developments and rental properties across Canada, to hospitality services and even a hotel empire" who look set to announce a deal this week.
· Top Table [Official Site]
· Aquilini Group [Official Site]
· The Empire of B.C.'s Aquilini Family [Vancouver Sun]