Smack DAB, the lively kitchen and lounge located in the heart of Manteo Resort, celebrated its first birthday March 18th. “We’ve had a very successful year,” says Manteo general manager Heather Schroeter. “Our guests have really enjoyed our premium casual dining menu and Kelowna’s largest selection of craft beer.”

Smack DAB frequenters also enjoy the incredible lake views that can be seen from the 120-seat lounge and restaurant, the 24-seat private dining room and Kelowna’s largest lakeside patio seating up to 150 guests. Large folding glass doors allow for an open-air environment in the summer months and protection from the elements when the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Over $1.5 million was dedicated to build-out the open concept space that was under construction after the Wild Apple Restaurant closed in January 2013. The idea of Smack DAB was to create a neighbourhood-gathering place that locals could enjoy as much as hotel guests, an experience that couldn’t be found anywhere else in the city. “We are pleased that the locals are enjoying Smack DAB and we truly appreciate the support.”

Executive Chef Brad Horen designed the premium casual menu featuring new style classics with big bold flavours.  A new summer menu was rolled out at the end of April which will include a wide array of flavour-packed appetizers, sharing plates, forno oven pizzas, signature entrees and fresh desserts prepared in-house and suited for all members of the family.

“Our guests range from tourists who want to cleanse their palate between wineries to locals who want to grab a great pizza and beer after work,” says Heather.

Any time of day is the perfect time to visit Smack DAB—it’s open daily for breakfast buffet, lunch, happy hour and dinner. And then of course there’s Kelowna’s largest lakeside patio….

~ Dona Sturmanis