WHITSTER, B.C. — Toptable Group is reimagining the concept of Whistler Village’s iconic restaurant Il Caminetto.
Purchased by Toptable Group in late spring of this year, construction is now in full swing to reimagine Il Caminetto and continue the legacy of famed restaurateur Umberto Menghi.
Darin Newton has been tasked with driving the future success of Il Caminetto as the new restaurant director. Newton brings 20 years of service experience to the role, where he will lead the front-of-house team in the contemporary, regionally inspired dining room and work side-by-side with executive chef James Walt.
“We’re delighted to have Darin see his dreams come true with directing his own restaurant,” says Michael Doyle, president, Toptable Group. “He’s proven his leadership abilities over the years with Toptable Group, and Il Caminetto is the perfect venue and opportunity for him to showcase his talents.”
From the beverage program to the menu, Il Caminetto’s style will be a blend of modern interpretations of classics and regional Italian cuisine. Alongside his responsibilities at Il Caminetto, chef Walt will also continue to direct the food programs at Araxi Restaurant, The Cellar by Araxi and Bar Oso.
Il Caminetto is expected to relaunch for the 2017/18 ski season.