By Roslyne Buchanan
Summerhill Pyramid Winery presents Peace Meals: Organic Chinese Cuisine. Peace Meals came about because Summerhill scion Ezra Cipes loved the joy and pure pleasure of daddy-daughter date night with his daughter, Ruthie.
When Tradition Chinese Cuisine owners Jeff Tian and Lanlan Wen announced their restaurant’s closure, Cipes didn’t want Kelowna (nor he and Ruthie) to lose “the tastiest, most authentic Chinese cuisine [he has ever had] in Canada.”
Instead, a partnership was formed between Summerhill and the Tradition Chinese Cuisine team to create a new Chinese delivery spot at Summerhill and craft a different dining concept. A small à la carte menu is offered, with the real focus on set meals with shifting accompaniments so that the kitchen can feature the freshest of local organic ingredients. Cipes noted, “Jeremy Luypen, our Executive Winery Chef and Director of Culinary and Hospitality, even bought a whole organic cow so we can have zero waste and the best ingredients.”
This new organic dining concept is rooted deeply in the mother cuisine of China. Peace Meals are full dinners for two or more people, served with your choice of main course alongside handmade spring rolls, rice and noodles with the freshest organic local vegetables, and the traditional Hongdou Tang (red bean soup) for dessert. Prepared in the container kitchen just outside the winery, Peace Meals are available for pickup and delivery from Tuesday to Saturday, 11:30 am to 8 pm. For more information and to order, go to www.summerhill.bc.ca/Summerhill-Organic-Bistro/Menus/Peace-Meals or phone 1-778-477-2486. As warm weather returns to the Okanagan Valley, patio seating will be available to enjoy this special cuisine on site.
“My dad came up with the name, and the idea of Peace with our planet and our bodies, one organic meal at a time,’” Cipes noted. “I think this is the tastiest way to world peace one can imagine.”