Aquilini Group Acquires Toptable Restaurant Group

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West, along with the four other brands in Toptable’s portfolio, is now a part of the Aquilini Group.

The Aquilini Group acquires Toptable Group and its list of award-winning restaurants

Toptable Restaurant Group announced today that it has been acquired by the Aquilini Group, the diverse Vancouver-based company with holdings in real estate, sports and entertainment, development and renewable energies.

Renowned restaurateur and Toptable proprietor Jack Evrensel established the company in 1981 with the opening of Whistler’s Araxi restaurant. Toptable Group has since expanded to include CinCin, West, Blue Water Café and Thierry. “This is a very positive alignment that will ensure the continuity of all Toptable properties,” Evrensel said of the acquisition in a prepared statement.

Toptable group says that Evrensel will continue in a consulting capacity to oversee the transition, ensuring that “operations remain unchanged.”
“Our team has never been stronger nor this rich in talent, and this is due to the commitment and passion of our award-winning chefs, renowned restaurant and wine directors, and dedicated employees,” said Evrensel. “I’m proud of the three-decade reputation Toptable Group has established, which is built on the foundation of pursuing excellence without compromise, a generosity of spirit and a love of food and wine.  I’m pleased that Toptable will continue on the same path that acknowledges these founding principles.”

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.