By Rebecca Dumas
Summer has finally arrived, and so too has Nighthawk Vineyards’ brand-new Vineyard Kitchen and Wine Bar. After a year and a half in the making, Nighthawk is excited to welcome guests to their signature outdoor restaurant.
Nighthawk’s Vineyard Kitchen and Wine Bar hosts an authentic wood-fired oven from Portugal.
Traditional thin-crust pizzas will be featured on the menu, as well as artisanal charcuterie and cheese boards. Lunch offerings will include hearty sandwiches on freshly baked breads, savoury soups, pastries, organic salads and a selection of signature entrees. Sundays will highlight an à la carte brunch, which is not to be missed.
If the menu items aren’t enticing enough, the patio overlooking Nighthawk Vineyards and stunning Green Lake Valley surely is.
Introducing Chef Carson Bibby
Nighthawk is exceptionally proud to announce their new winery chef Carson Bibby. The son of owners Daniel and Christy, Carson’s presence at the winery will continue tradition by keeping their farmgate winery “all in the family.”
Carson has achieved high accolades in the culinary world and has worked in several top restaurants. While attending the culinary arts program at Okanagan College, Carson spent two seasons at Liquidity Bistro (named one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada) working under Chef Rob Walker. During this time, he assisted competing chefs in the Canadian Culinary Championships held in Kelowna. He was promptly hired as chef de partie by Marc Lepine (Canadian Culinary Championships gold medalist and winner of Canada’s Most Innovative Chef Award in 2018) and spent a year in Ottawa working at the famed restaurant Atelier. Carson later completed a stage at the Savoy in London and spent a working holiday traveling throughout Italy before becoming chef at Bella Italia in Sun Peaks. The Bibby family is excited to welcome Carson’s culinary talent to their guest experience and continue the tradition of personal, elevated service that the winery has become known for.
The restaurant is open from 11 am to 5 pm daily. Reservations are recommended due to limited seating.