Posts Tagged“Kelowna”

While Okanagan Lake is closer than the ocean, the West Coast Grill and Oyster Bar is unmistakably the Valley’s premier seafood house. In this bright aquatic-hued setting, you can almost feel the salt air as you sip on a beverage viewing the theatre of the open kitchen and salivating over the seafood platters being assembled. Choose hot or cold seafood platters, or the West Coast Tower combining both. Oysters on the half shell with Tugwell Creek Meadery mignonette, fresh horseradish and lemon wedges are a house specialty: your toughest test is deciding which of the day’s variety to choose. The…

“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…

Whether a knack or obsession, RauDZ Regional Table culinary team knows how to source the best local ingredients and create a stunning menu. Feast on fresh-from-the-field heirloom tomatoes, patty pan squash, summer onions, apricots, herbs and corn selected and grown by an impressive roster of local farmers. Many suppliers have been aboard for years, and RauDZ team is constantly discovering farmers who share their passion for food. What says summer better than an Heirloom tomato salad with Natural Pastures Bocconcini, and basil crunch? The latest menu features Sterling Springs Chicken & Apricot Ballantine with bacon polenta fries, roasted corn &…

Kelowna is growing from an agricultural town to a burgeoning multi-cultural city and at the meeting point of the old and the new stands the Sandhill Winery, representing both the agrarian history and the progressive wine industry blooming throughout BC. The agricultural lifestyle on the Sandhill vineyards contrasts beautifully with the urbane winery. Designed to reflect the glacial formation of the Okanagan, the architecture is an impressive reflection of, and homage to, the terroir: the source of all fine wines. Six vineyards throughout the Okanagan valley, each with a unique terroir, supply the grapes for the winery where the qualities…

Canada’s most visited winery needs a great management team to keep the ball rolling. Winery and vineyards, bistro and gardens—all organic—require the care and attention of people who are committed to the Summerhill vision. Tarrah MacPherson, who was appointed vice president of operations last year, is a perfect fit, CEO Ezra Cipes says. “Tarrah has a wonderful variety of attributes, with a combination of education and experience that is hard to match, but just as important is her personality. It didn’t take her long to become a truly valuable asset to our team.” The Nova Scotia born and raised Tarrah…

Smack DAB welcomes summer with the largest outdoor patio in Kelowna and the most delectable menu ever. Enjoy the spectacular view of Okanagan Lake while sampling from Smack DAB’s summer menu, which features some delicious new items as well as classic favourites. Some of those new items on the summer menu, appearing May 7th, include Salt Spring Island Mussels, Fish & Chips (breaded in house with house-made fries) and Spicy Korean Beef Tacos. There’s also Angry Chicken, which is a Thai-spiced and slow-roasted half chicken with puffed Thai noodle salad and peanut dipping sauce. Favourites staying on the new Smack…

Crafting stylish wines from pampered vines in the Okanagan Valley is the mission of Kelowna’s Spierhead Winery. In that spirit, they have released their 2014 Pinot Gris, Rosé and Riesling in time for late spring and summer. These will be featured at some of the many events Spierhead will be hosting or participating in this May and beyond. These include Foodie Friday May 1st for Spring Wine Festival when Spierhead will be pairing its wine with tasty appetizers prepared by Krafty Kitchen at the winery 3-6 pm. These will continue on the first Friday of every month. That evening, they…

Welcome Pilgrim & Pearl and 27 to Kelowna’s dynamic culinary scene thanks to The Revival Group collaborating with Prestige Hotel and Resorts to rebuild and design two unique spaces on-site. Locals and visitors alike delight in Pilgrim & Pearl’s fresh seafood focus including a central shuck and steam oyster station – the Okanagan’s first oyster bar. The oyster menu features a selection of 10 varieties from Canada and around the world. With such a range, oyster aficionados can try new taste sensations while folks seeking a particular characteristic such as smallest, lightest-flavoured or saltiest are sure to be pleased. The…