Close your eyes and imagine this: you’re sitting on the patio at Local Lounge • Grille, gazing across Lake Okanagan at the Naramata Bench, drenched in the orange-glow of late afternoon sunshine. Bite after bite of your meal from Executive Chef Paul Cecconi’s summer menu, paired with wine from a consistently award-winning list, blesses your palate with blissful flavours. A soft summer breeze caresses your skin, full with fresh aromas of the lake and surrounding sage-laden hills. All of your senses are fully engaged in receiving pure Okanagan pleasure. You may think you’re dreaming, but this idyllic existence is an everyday occurrence at Local Lounge • Grille in Summerland.
Local Lounge • Grille is the ideal four-season dining destination, but it’s widely accepted that summer in the Okanagan is this region’s time to truly shine. The artfully created summer menu captures the best of the season’s local offerings. Local embraces the local diet philosophy, and Chef Cecconi sources many of the ingredients that go into preparing the fare at Local from Summerland and the immediate surrounding area.
From flip flops to high tops, steel toes to the high heel, Local Lounge • Grille provides a quality and diverse dining experience for every taste. The crew at Local makes you feel like you belong here – whether you’re a resident or one of the many visitors to the Okanagan Valley, every guest is treated like a ‘local’ at Local.
Always ahead of the curve, you can stay in touch with Local through social media with their mobile app, learn about contests and events on their Facebook page, and make sure to follow them on Twitter @locallounge. The patio now features increased seating, and making a reservation in the dining room, the lounge, or on the patio is easier than ever through www.thelocalgroup.ca.
~ Kris Johnson