Along with celebrating the coming of spring when Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek Estate Winery reopens its doors, March 11th, it’ll be marking its fifth season. From day one, Terrafina has captured the essence of the Okanagan’s changing seasons in its Tuscan-inspired menu, capitalizing on the bounty of local produce, fruit and vintages. Open for lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Saturday, and for Sunday brunch, Terrafina is closed Monday and Tuesday until May 1st. “We’re also excited for Chef Jenna Pillon’s second season,” says Terrafina General Manager and Owner April Goldade. “She has found her own stride here and is strutting her exceptional style on our menus.” Soon a sous chef will join the team.
Terrafina will take part again in the Osoyoos Oyster Festival, April 22nd to 25th, with its amazing bubbles and pizza grazing event. Slurp back fresh oysters and sample an array of artisan pizzas while sipping on spring releases of Hester Creek Estate Winery and some of its ‘bubbly’ neighbours. You’ll want to sign up soon for “Wine & Food Paired Grazing with Hester Creek” presented during the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival. For it, Chef Jenna has created an exciting and versatile menu for a unique tasting evening. Local growers and producers are showcased as you graze your way through wine-paired stations at Terrafina hosted by the celebrated personalities of Hester Creek. Tickets are $75 plus tax and gratuity. If you are looking for a distinctive and intimate setting specializing in authentic Tuscan cuisine to commemorate a special occasion, Terrafina takes group and event bookings. For details on options and events information, see www.terrafinarestaurant.com or www.facebook.com/Terrafina-Restaurant or follow @terrafinaresto on Twitter.
~ Roslyne Buchanan