“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all,” wrote poet Stanley Horowitz. To experience autumn’s mosaic in close proximity and on site, The Cove Lakeside Resort, on Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna, is the perfect location. “Red, Whites & Blues” is The Cove’s kick off to the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival. This chic event, now in its 5th year, brings the Bonfire Restaurant, Quails’ Gate, Mission Hill, Mt. Boucherie, The Hatch, Volcanic Hills, Kalala and Summerhill wineries together on the waterfront for an evening of spectacular wine, local gourmet food with Blues music by Sherman Doucette. Packages are available starting from $208.50 per person that includes the event and a one-night stay in The Cove’s well-appointed one-bedroom suites. Whether you’re on vacation or staycation, here’s a place where you can unwind and relax by the beach, gorgeous gardens, the pool or on the Bonfire Restaurant’s waterfront patio. The Cove is your one-stop choice for meetings, conferences and couple’s getaways. The Spa assists you in revitalizing your mind and body – a special treat after summer, a day of wine touring or a sailing expedition from The Cove Marina. Check out: covelakeside.com for further information.
For gastronomic revitalization there’s The Bonfire Restaurant’s cuisine featuring local farmers, produce growers, and suppliers and the freshly grown harvest from the Bonfire’s own Culinary Garden, kitty-corner to the hotel entrance. Executive Chef Brian Fowke pairs his exquisite menu with an extensive wine list balancing international labels and Okanagan wines produced by world-class operations to family-run vineyards. The full beverage menu also includes selections of local spirits and craft beer. See bonfirerestaurant.ca for specials.
~ Roslyne Buchanan