Osoyoos’ doLci has been greeting locals and visitors with their farm to table artisan cuisine for the last nine years. After a brief closure and expansive renovations, they’ve recently reopened, moving to a full service bistro model. You’ll find a more intimate space with expanded seating, a fuller menu and longer hours all now under the new name” doLci sociaLhouse”. There’s still the casual feel, but seats have doubled and they are open later, from 11am-8pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and often longer on busier weekends.
Chef Jace Oster joined the deli last year and he and owner Annina Hoffmeister work closely with local gardens, and purveyors to bring the best of the region to your plate. The menu is billed as “local food with world inspired twists”. Don’t miss their house made Osoyoos applewood smoked bacon, charcuterie; smoked Proscuitto, and Bündnerfleisch (a tasty air-dried Swiss meat) as well as a variety of salami that arrives on their farm board alongside pickles and cheese.
Stop in for lunch and sample their daily soup and sandwich specials, sip an after-work cocktail, order appies to share or perhaps wine and raclette (yummy Swiss-style melted cheese) with friends. Prices are very reasonable, the spätzle is merely $12, a steak can be had for $18 and their signature Bourbon Bacon Brownie is $6.
There’s now bar seating where guests can enjoy local Okanagan wine, Oliver’s Firehall Beer and an ever-changing seasonal cocktail menu, which currently includes a Blood Orange Gin Fizz.
Annina Hoffmeister and her late husband Jörg Hoffmeister always had visions of operating a full service bistro by the time their daughter Jennifer was off to university, and, to the delight of their loyal customers, and new visitors, they’ve done just that.
~ Cassandra Anderton