Fox Harb’r Spring Culinary Weekend

Whistler star Chef James Walt brings the Pacific Northwest to Nova Scotia

May 1-3, 2020

He’s considered one of the top five chefs in the country by his fellow pros. And he helms what Gordon Ramsay calls, “the best restaurant in Canada,” Whistler’s acclaimed Araxi. Now, Toptable Group Executive Chef James Walt is coming east to host Fox Harb’r Resort’s 5th annual Spring Culinary Weekend, May 1-3, 2020.
The two-night Coastal Flavours: Spring Culinary Weekend at Fox Harb’r will showcase the very best of both Canadian coasts. Chef James Walt and Fox Harb’r Chef Shane Robilliard are equally passionate advocates for sustainable Ocean Wise™ seafood. You’ll enjoy a bi-coastal oyster bar, as well as a chef’s demo cook-off representing both sides of the country, plus wine pairings from Nova Scotia and British Columbia, among more food & drink exclusives.

Celebrate Spring and the magic of locally sourced flavours at Fox Harb’r Resort’s signature Culinary Weekend

Your May 1-3, 2020, Fox Harb’r Spring Culinary Weekend with James Walt includes*

  • 2 nights’ luxury ocean view suite accommodation
  • Friday night welcome reception with live entertainment and oyster bar, hosted by Chef James Walt
  • Deluxe gourmet breakfast in the Cape Cliff Dining Room
  • Saturday Jost Vineyard tour and tasting
  • East v. West chefs’ cook-off contest and demo with Chef Walt and Chef Robilliard
  • Saturday night gala dinner, our Nova Scotia spin on Araxi restaurant’s famous long table events, with wine pairings
  • Elegant Sunday brunch
  • Applicable gratuities

Offered May 1-3, 2020. Space is limited. This annual Fox Harb’r Resort Spring Culinary Weekend always fills quickly. Please make your reservations early. Click here to share event flyer with friends


One of the country’s leading chefs and an early pioneer of farm-to-table dining, James Walt’s seasonally focused menus have always celebrated locally sourced ingredients. After graduating from Stratford Chefs School, he cooked at several of British Columbia’s top restaurants, including a four-year tenure at Sooke Harbour House. James was also Executive Chef to the Canadian Embassy in Rome. After serving as opening chef at Vancouver’s Blue Water Café, he made his home at – and a dining landmark of – Whistler’s Araxi. While James continues to oversee the kitchens of Araxi, The Cellar by Araxi and Bar Oso, in late 2017, he also deepened his longtime love for contemporary Italian cuisine, as executive chef for an updated take on Whistler’s beloved Italian restaurant, Il Caminetto.


This year, Fox Harb’r Resort earned the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia’s (TIANS) Crystal Award of Excellence for Culinary Tourism. But that’s just the latest accolade for Executive Chef Shane Robilliard and his brigade. Each day, Fox Harb’r serves resort-grown produce; lobster, oysters and more seafood caught just minutes away; and even wine made from grapes grown in our oceanside resort vineyard, to guests from near and far. For more of our current Northumberland Shore, Nova Scotia flavours, visit our Dining page, the food + drink section of blog, and our dedicated wine blog.

Great Nova Scotia vacations begin at Fox Harb’r and your perfect getaway is just a click away. To make your Fox Harb’r Resort reservation, book online or call Fox Harb’r Reservations at 1.866.257.1801.

*Offer is subject to availability and based on double occupancy. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Not applicable to groups. Offered May 1-3, 2020 only. Rates are subject to change.

Cancellation policy: 50% charge for cancellations after March 31, 2020; non-refundable and payable in full after April 23, 2020.

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