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Celebrate Spring at the Osoyoos Oyster Festival, April 19-23

We’re Planning Our Annual Trek to Osoyoos For the Osoyoos Oyster Festival

No there are not oysters grown right in Osoyoos, but that didn’t stop the founders of the Osoyoos Oyster Festival, from having a vision to give weary oyster farmers a break from the coast and locals and visiting oyster aficionados something to slurp while waiting for all of the spring wines to be released.

Osoyoos Oyster Festival

It’s in the sixth year now and Michael and I will, once again make the journey to the Okanagan, via Kelowna, where we’ll stop for some last minute wedding prep, then continue down the valley to Osoyoos for a few days to feast on oysters and work on our tans. We wouldn’t miss our annual pilgrimage, it’s now our little family tradition.

Osoyoos Oyster Festival

The Osoyoos Oyster Festival returns to the South Okanagan, April 19-23 and showcases a variety of oysters from across the country. Kelowna’s Codfathers Seafood Market will be on hand, Nova Scotia’s Sober Island Oyster Farm will be shucking up a storm, and they’ll be Effingham Oysters and more. We’ll be there for three days checking out the area and the festival’s events. On the agenda is lunch at Burrowing Owl Winery, a visit to Firehall Brewery and Dublin Gate Distilling and stops at several of the wineries. I have to be careful or I won’t fit into my wedding dress. Oh, did I mention I was getting married? I did a few times? Oops.

Osoyoos Oyster Festival

We look forward to seeing Patrick McMurray again, known as “Shucker Paddy”, Patrick is a former World Champion Oyster Shucker and owner of The Ceili Cottage Restaurant in Toronto. He’ll be shucking fresh oysters at events throughout the festival and you’ll be shucking your own oysters in no time with his tips. Trevor and Michelle Munroe from Nova Scotia’s Sober Island Oyster Farm, along with their children, will be shucking east coast oysters at all three signature events, and the Codfathers Family is sure to be on site!Osoyoos Oyster Festival

We’ll be staying at Walnut Beach Resort, as there’s a great heated pool and a licensed beachfront, but many Osoyoos hotels and resorts will be offering special weekend rates for the duration of the festival, as well as “Stay and Savour” packages starting at $569 per couple (includes two nights’ accommodation and tickets to Oyster Festival events). Shuttle service, departing from set Osoyoos-based locations, is available during the following Oyster Festival events: Beach BBQ & Brews, Deep Sea Garden Party and Art of the Pearl Gala.Osoyoos Oyster Festival

For more information about the accommodation packages or the events listed below, please visit: destinationosoyoos.com/osoyoos-oyster-festival.

Beach BBQ & Brews at Watermark Beach Resort, April 21
6:30 pm Tickets: $75
New in 2017 and held on the resort’s stunning beachfront, this lively BBQ-style buffet features seafood and traditional BBQ fare, paired with generous pours of the South Okanagan’s best brews, craft ciders and a signature Canadian Whiskey cocktail. The BBQs will be manned by the following Chefs: Jeff Van Geest of Miradoro; Natasha Schooten from Walnut Beach Resort; Adair Scott from Watermark Beach Resort; and Trevor Munroe of Sober Island Oysters. Tickets available online, here.

Osoyoos Oyster Festival

Deep Sea Garden Party at Walnut Beach Resort, April 22
1 pm Tickets: $60
Family pricing – children under 10, admitted free with an adult; kids 11-18, $25
This afternoon event is held outside on the lawn of Walnut Beach Resort. Guests will sample culinary delights from both land and sea, and sip exceptional wine and beer from local wineries and craft breweries. New this year is the introduction of The Garden Market, with local vendors offering samples, as well as products for sale. A kid’s zone will offer activities and educational items to make this event family-friendly. Tickets available online, here.

Osoyoos Oyster Festival

Art of the Pearl Gala at Spirit Ridge Resort, April 22
6 pm Tickets: $95
This fun, social, grazing soirée is inspired by the ocean and its bounty. Guests will enjoy incredible oyster creations served up by local chefs, along with freshly shucked oysters, and charcuterie offerings, paired with wine samples from the area’s award-winning wineries. More than 10 Okanagan restaurants are participating in this event, including: Mica Restaurant; Liquidity Bistro; Nk’Mip Cellars; The Paisley Notebook; Bonfire Restaurant; Sonora Room; Greenside Grill; Walnut Beach Resort; and Jojo’s Café. Tickets available online, here.

Partner Events:
Long Table Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek Winery, April 19
6:30 pm Tickets: $39
Enjoy a special evening, starting with freshly shucked oysters, followed by a three-course dinner dedicated to the oyster. Call 250.498.3742 for tickets.

Under the Tuscan Sea at Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek, April 20
6:30 pm
Tickets: $45
Terrafina at Hester Creek Estate Winery invites guests to sample pizza and oysters paired with spring releases from Hester Creek, along with tastings from the winery’s “bubbly” neighbours. Call 250.498.2229 for tickets.

Osoyoos Oyster Festival

Whiskey & Oysters at Sol in the Holiday Inn, April 21
4 – 6 pm Tickets: $65
A great opportunity to try fresh oysters hand-selected by Codfathers Seafood Market, alongside various whiskeys, all while overlooking Osoyoos Lake in the Sol Grill Room & Lounge. With special guest Patrick McMurray (“Shucker Paddy”) in attendance. Call 250.495.7223 for tickets.

Brunch Buffet at Mica Restaurant at Spirit Ridge Resort, April 23
10 am – 1 pm $30
Wrap up the weekend by enjoying a delicious brunch buffet, while taking in views of Osoyoos Lake and the rolling countryside. Includes a complimentary mimosa or caesar. Call 250.495.8007 for reservations.

About Osoyoos
At the gateway to the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys lies Canada’s only desert, and the lakeside town of Osoyoos. A year-round destination, sunny Osoyoos offers something for everyone, including beaches, swimming, golfing, boating, fishing, wineries, fine dining and more. Visit destinationosoyoos.com.

 

Celebrate the Harvest at Sun Peaks – October 8-10, 2010

A showcase of fine food, wine and beer, Autumn Bounty at Sun Peaks Resort celebrates the best in the Thompson-Okanagan Valley. Enjoy breakfast at a local ranch, watch an Iron Chef competition at the indoor Farmers’ Market, or experience a multi-course Gala dinner highlighting top producers from the region. The celebration of fare allows guests to sample some incredible cuisine prepared from the fantastic product available right here in our region, paired with phenomenal wines. From the Okanagan Springs House Party with beer samples and complementary appetizers, to the perennial sell out The Winemaker and The Farmer, a lunch featuring exclusively organic products, the events all highlight the importance of supporting local and regional farmers and producers.

www.sunpeaksresort.com

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Feast of Fields Okanagan

FEAST OF FIELDS OKANAGAN IS THE ULTIMATE 25-COURSE WANDERING, WINE-PAIRED TASTING MENU – AND A STEAL FOR $85!
Starting Today Get Your Tickets for the August 22 Culinary Showcase

FarmFolkCityFolk is pleased to announce the location and date for the Okanagan’s second annual Feast of Fields event. On Sunday, August 22, Brock Farm in Okanagan Falls will play host to the celebration of farmers, vintners, chefs, food, artisans and producers of all kinds.

A 25-course, wine-paired, wandering tasting menu for just $85? That’s what guests of the second annual Okanagan Feast of Fields will be treated to. Twenty-five of the top chefs of the Okanagan-Similkameen have paired with local farmers, wineries and breweries to create this celebration of local food.

On arrival, guests are handed a linen napkin and a wine glass and head off to roam and discover the great food and beverages of the region. Set in the beautiful fields of Brock Farm in Okanagan Falls, surrounded by stunning mountains and vineyards, guests will have the arduous task of tasting and sampling through more than 25 menu items.

“This event is great value,” says Feast of Fields coordinator Rhys Pender, “where else can you enjoy the creations of 25 restaurants in one place at one time? And each one paired with wine or beer? It is a dream come true for food lovers who want to experience the best of the Okanagan culinary scene and meet the producers and chefs that create it together.” Tickets are available online at www.feastoffields.com and at Choices Market in Kelowna. Tickets are $85 for adults and $15 for children aged 7 – 12 and free for those under 6.

Feast of Fields showcases the strong connections between farmer and chef and highlights producers of Okanagan wine, beer and artisanal food products. The area’s food and agricultural communities unite to present a fantastic culinary showcase while raising awareness of the importance and enjoyment of eating locally. Stay tuned to see who is participating!

The event is a fundraiser for FarmFolkCityFolk and their work with both farm and city to help create a sustainable food system for British Columbia. The Okanagan-Similkameen region is a hotbed of food production with the fruits and vegetables of the region highly sought after by chefs throughout British Columbia. Not only will guests have a great culinary experience but know that all proceeds are going to help create great experiences into the future.

Feast of Fields provides the public with an up-close-and-personal opportunity to sample and swirl local products while supporting a not-for-profit organization that has been committed to food security projects in British Columbia since 1993. Proceeds from Feast of Fields benefit the provincial work of FarmFolkCityFolk. Last year FarmFolkCityFolk earmarked $5000 of the proceeds to go to the BC Seeds Project.

Keep up with all the Feast of Fields happenings – click here to visit our blog and check us out on Facebook .

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Predator Ridge Ladies Weekend

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Girl’s Night offers activities to entertain from dawn till dusk

Local ladies and visitors alike who are ready to relax, blow off some steam, or just reconnect with the girls will find their ideal escape during Predator Ridge’s Girls Night Out celebration, April 9-10, 2010. The two-day, girls only getaway includes a wine and cheese, three-course dinner, martini luge, boutique shopping provided by local vendors, belly dancing, fitness classes, a fashion show and more!

“Spring at Predator Ridge is all about rejuvenating and readying ourselves for the coming year, and there is truly no better way to pamper yourself than a girl’s weekend getaway,” says Lisa Corcoran, Director of Marketing & Resort Sales. “From fashion shows to a martini luge, we have put together a really fun itinerary that will surely create a memorable weekend for our guests.”

Situated on 1,200 acres of spectacular terrain in the Okanagan Valley, Predator Ridge is privy to a wide range of amenities, including an AVEDATM concept Salon and Spa, offering an array of services and personalized treatments. The resort’s state-of-the-art fitness centre features a fully-equipped weight room, cardio machines, basketball and tennis equipment and training tools such as Bosu balls and resistance bands. Guests can take an evening stroll on one of the resort’s many trails, and then relax with a dip in the 25-metre lap pool, or a quick respite in the hot tub and steam room.

Bring your mom, daughter, sister or girlfriends. The Girls Night Out package starts from $179 per person, based on quad occupancy, and includes accommodations at The Lodge & Spa.

About Predator Ridge
Located in Vernon, BC, Predator Ridge Resort is an exceptional place to vacation or to call home. The 1,200-acre award-winning development boasts miles of natural wooded preserves ideal for hiking and biking. The namesake golf course is literally steps away. A full-service newly renovated Clubhouse, a Golf Performance Centre, a state-of-the-art fitness centre with a 25m indoor pool, outdoor pools, an AVEDA™ concept Salon & Spa, luxurious accommodation and a year round calendar of events and activities offer guests a variety of options on the resort in addition to its convenient access to lakes, ski hills and wineries. Wesbild Holdings Ltd. owns and operates Predator Ridge Resort. For more information, visit www.predatorridge.com.

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Top Whistler chef, top Okanagan winery meet at ‘Bearfoot at Black Hills’ dinner during fall wine festival

One of Whistler’s – and Canada’s — best chefs is taking her champion culinary skills to one of BC’s best wineries during the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival.

On October 3, Melissa Craig, executive chef at Whistler’s Bearfoot Bistro, will display her culinary skills and passion for local cuisine at Black Hills Estate Winery for the ‘Bearfoot at Black Hills’ Harvest Dinner. Craig, the 2008 winner of the cross-Canada Gold Medal Plates culinary competition, has not cooked in the Okanagan before.

“I am thrilled to be coming to the Okanagan during the fall crush, when you can feel so much energy in the vineyards and the wineries,” says Craig. “I have never cooked before in this region, and I am looking forward to drawing inspiration from the Okanagan’s beautiful surroundings for this harvest dinner. It is particularly exciting to be pairing my dishes with the wines of Black Hills Estate Winery, which I know very well and which deserve the many accolades they receive.”

Event organizers are equally thrilled that Craig’s first culinary foray into the Okanagan will take place at Black Hills Estate Winery.

“Melissa is recognized for making the Bearfoot Bistro arguably the best restaurant in Whistler, and one of the best in Canada. To have a chef of her stature and ability working with fresh Okanagan ingredients and combining those dishes with our wines is tremendously exciting,” says Glenn Fawcett, president of Black Hills Estate Winery.

Diners at the Bearfoot at Black Hills dinner will enjoy an intimate vineyard experience, with the harvest dinner prepared and served in a plush tent right in the Black Hills vineyard. Four courses will be served and paired with Black Hills wines, which will include the famed Nota Bene, Alibi, Carmenere and Chardonnay. Along with chef Craig, Black Hills winemaker Graham Pierce will provide commentary and insight into the food and wine pairings and characteristics.

The Bearfoot in the Vineyard Harvest Dinner at Black Hills Estate Winery is Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. The location is at Black Hills Estate Winery, 30880 Black Sage Road, Oliver, B.C.

Tickets are $199.00 each and include dinner and wine with each course. Tickets are available on Ticketweb.

For information on Black Hills Estate Winery, go to blackhillswinery.com.

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6th Annual Naramata Tailgate Party!

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September 12

It’s time for Winemakers and Wine Lovers to get together for the good times wine event of the season!
(Click here to get your tickets)

The Naramata Bench Wineries are dropping their tailgates at La Frenz Winery for their 6th Annual night of food, music and of course, great wines.

It all happens September 12 from 6 – 9 pm.

Meet the winemakers, taste the new releases, and dance to the live music of Double Magnum and Friends.

Fuel the fun with Southern style BBQ cuisine presented by The Chef in Stead, plus appies and desserts crafted by Hillside Estate Winery and Bistro, and The Bench Artisan Food Market.
Tickets are $79 and this event sells out every year, so make sure you have yours. (Click here for tickets)

Chef Martin Laprise, creator of The Chef in Stead, believes that eating great food with friends and family is a noble cause. “Everyone wants good value, and that means not only good food but also great memories of the evening. I’m in the business of making people happy with food and my style of cooking is non-pretentious, with good quality ingredients, and well prepared classic tasty meals that people enjoy eating.” Martin can be seen on CHBC in the Okanagan. www.thechefinstead.ca .

Double Magnum and Friends are five fun guys playing music that gets you moving! Based out of Kelowna and Napa Valley, this band is known for entertaining and energizing events with party and dance music from the Beatles to Nickleback and everything in between!

There will be free shuttle buses from Penticton and Naramata because parking is limited, we don’t want you to have to drive, and the bus is where the fun starts. Check our website closer to the event for pick up points and schedules.

For tickets and info: www.naramatabench.com or 1-800-663-1900

Sponsored by Kettle Ridge Naramata Lakeview Estates.

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Jancis Robinson visits the Okanagan

News From our friend Leeann Clemens – PR rep for Vincor

jancisGood day! I am pleased to share a couple fast happy Okanagan wine country updates: In positive news, the fires are in check and crews are doing great work. At See Ya Later Ranch, all tasting fees are being donated to the SPCA and will assist in the fire aid. In other news, I am proud to share that Jancis Robinson, the world-renowned wine authority and Master of Wine, was able to make a short visit to the Okanagan Valley this week! Last night Jancis shared a dinner at a gazebo in Jackson-Triggs’ beautiful Sunrock vineyard with winemakers from Vincor, corralled by Christa-lee McWatters-Bond. In attendance was Sandor Mayer from Inniskillin, Mark Wendenburg from Sumac Ridge, Pascal Madevon and Alain Sutre from Osoyoos Larose, as well as Frank Hellwig and Troy Osborne who look after the vineyards. There was terrific food from Cellar Door Bistro chef Ryan Fuller and the event was pulled off in style by Sally Sharpe who oversees hospitality for the wineries. Also in attendance was one of Canada’s most influential wine critics, Anthony Gismondi, and in-demand industry consultant David Scholefield. It was a lovely evening and truly could not have been better – from wine selection, food, and weather – and a nice gentle breeze. So despite the haze of the forest fires, it was truly grand – in true Okanagan hospitality fashion. Jancis says she loved it. Last night Jancis stayed in the Golden Mile at the beautiful Villas at Hester Creek, where she met Hester Creek’s Robin and LeeAnn Openshaw and winemaker Rob Summers. Today she is tasting 80 wines from more than 45 BC wineries, in a tasting organized by Chriss Coletta and conducted by Anthony Gismondi and David Scholefield. We are just thrilled that she has been able to visit the Okanagan and cannot wait to hear what she thinks of the wines! Have a great day! Leeann

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Okanagan Feast of Fields

August 23, 2009

FOF_posterTemperatures are soaring in the Okanagan and locals and visitors are making the most of BC’s sun and fun destination. From waves to wineries, patios to pool decks, orchards to Ogopogo sightings -this is an Okanagan summer to dream of. As the province’s “fruit bowl,” the region’s flavours will not disappoint – juicy, local strawberries will soon make way for delicious cherries, raspberries, peaches, corn and veggies galore. The bounty of farmer’s markets will inspire you, as they do the menus of talented local chefs, and the region’s dozens of wineries can’t wait to share their latest vintages.

Feast of Fields Okanagan is an event to capture all of this, and much more. On Sunday August 23 Summerland’s Valentine Farm will play host to the celebration of farmers, vintners, chefs, artisans and producers of all kinds. Brought to you by FarmFolk/CityFolk and heartily supported by some generous local and regional business – Feast of Fields Okanagan promises to be one delicious and exciting event.

Already one-third sold out Feast of Fields Okanagan and Farm Folk/City Folk are pleased to announce the line up of sponsors and participants. Sumac Ridge Estate Winery has stepped up to the plate as title sponsor – a Summerland neighbour, the long-standing, award-winning winery has graciously demonstrated significant support for this first annual grass-roots event. Generous sponsorship has also been provided by the second tier sponsor and community supporter, The Penticton Herald , followed by Choices Market. Other key event sponsors include Scoutmagazine.ca, Von Rosen Creative, Green Wave Press, Avalon Rentals, Summerland Chamber, and Crystal Heart Photography.

Dozens of Okanagan businesses have made a commitment to showcase the strong connections between farmers, producers and chefs to present a fantastic culinary showcase all while raising awareness of the importance and enjoyment of eating locally. See below for a complete list of confirmed participants to date.

Tickets are going quickly – get yours today at www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca. Tickets are $85 for adults and $15 for children 7 – 12 and free for those under 6. Keep up with all the Feast of Fields happenings – click here to visit our blog and check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

The Feast of Fields experience takes guests on a delicious journey through the area’s many faces and flavours. Upon arrival at the host farm they are handed a wine glass, a linen napkin and a program that outlines all that’s on offer to see, drink and eat. Wandering throughout the farm, guests meet chefs, farmers, vintners, brewers and food artisans, to taste their products, ask questions, and learn more about where their food comes from. Feast of Fields provides the public with an up-close-and-personal opportunity to sample and swirl local products while supporting a not-for-profit organization that has been committed to food security projects in British Columbia since 1993. Proceeds from Feast of Fields benefit the provincial work of FarmFolk/CityFolk and a portion of the first year’s proceeds will benefit their Okanagan-based Seed Security project.

Participants:
8th Generation Vineyard
Bench Artisan Food Market
Black Hills Estate Winery
Blasted Church Vineyards
Blossom Fruit Stand
Blue Mountain Vineyard & Cellars
Bonfire Restaurant
Burrowing Owl Sonora Room Restaurant
Cabana Bar & Grille
Cannery Brewing Co.
Caramoomel
Carmelis Goat Cheese Artisan
Cellar Door Bistro
Choices Market
Codfather’s Seafood Market
Corked Cook Food & Wine Co.
Crannóg Ales
Crowsnest Vineyards, Restaurant and Bakery
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Dunham & Froese Estate Winery
Elephant Island Orchard Wines
Fester’s Peppers
Harker’s Organics/ Rustic Roots Winery
Hillside Estate
Honest Food
Joie Farm Wines
Joy Road Catering
La Vida Restaurant
Lake Breeze Vineyards
Lake Country Culinary Farms
LaStella Winery
Le Vieux Pin Winery
Little Creek Gardens
Local Lounge & Grille
Localmotive Organic Food Cooperative
Meadow Vista Honey Wines
Mission Hill Family Estate
Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa
Nelson Brewing Company
Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery
North Okanagan Game Meats
Okanagan Grocery
Okanagan Spirits
Orofino Vineyards
Passa Tempo
Poplar Grove Cheese
Poplar Grove Winery
Priest Creek Ranch
Quail’s Gate Estate Winery
Quails’ Gate Old Vines Restaurant
Raven Ridge Cidery Inc.
Road 13 Vineyards
Rollingdale Winery
Second Wind Farms
Shuswap Chefs
Stellar Seeds
Stent Family Farm
Stoney Paradise Farm
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Table 24 Restaurant
Taste of the Okanagan Specialty Foods Inc.
Terrace at Mission Hill Family Estate
Tin Whistle Brewing Co.
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery
Two Rivers Specialty Meats
Urban Harvest Organic Delivery
Valentine Farm
Valentini’s Café
Victoria Road Deli & Bistro
Waterfront Restaurant
Wild Goose Vineyards

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15th Okanagan Spring Wine Festival Marks the Official Arrival of Spring

Wine enthusiasts and weather forecasters agree that Spring is definitely arriving this weekend due to the launch of the 15th Okanagan Spring Wine Festival presented by Valley First Credit Union. With the prediction of sunny skies and temperatures in the low 20’s, the 92 member wineries of the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society are expecting strong turnouts for the over 80 wine and food events during the 10 day Spring Wine Festival.
Daniel Bibby, General Manager, The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, stated today “The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort is ecstatic at being given the opportunity to showcase our resort hotel as the host of the very popular WestJet Wine Tastings on Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2. The demand is so strong that advance tickets sales are the highest they have been ever. With increased capacity that we can offer, we are expecting to see 700 -750 people both nights enjoying premium wines, music and an on-site wine store for all wineries which is a first for this event.” Ticket prices for the WestJet Wine Tastings are $55 available online through www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 250-860-1470. Your ticket also includes a free taxi ride home courtesy of the BC Liquor Stores and Johnston Meier Insurance.

Terasen Gas Gourmet and Grapes Gala At Cabana Bar & Grille Near Sell Out!
Ned Bell, Executive Chef at Cabana Bar & Grille is pleased to announce that ticket sales are hot for the newest food and wine event in the Okanagan. “We are expecting a sell out crowd of 250 patrons this Sunday night May 3. If you have not purchased your ticket to the event that everyone will be talking about all summer, I encourage you to call Ticketmaster at 250-860-1470 or go online to www.ticketmaster.ca. I am looking forward to taking on celebrated Vancouver Chef David Hawksworth in an Iron Chef, Okanagan Throwdown black box challenge.” The Terasen Gas Gourmet and Grapes Gala will be held Sunday evening May 3 at the Cabana Bar & Grille starting at 6pm. Tickets are $79 and will feature the following culinary talents and wineries: Blasted Church Winery and the Wild Apple Restaurant & Lounge; Laughing Stock Vineyards and Cabana Bar & Grille; Summerhill Sunset Bistro and Summerhill Pyramid Winery; Quails Gate Estate Winery and Quails Gate Old Vines Restaurant; Tantalus Vineyards and the Dairy Farmers of Canada; Ex Nihilo Winery and the Hotel Eldorado Dining Room.
For more information on the 15th Okanagan Spring Wine Festival presented by Valley First Credit Union, visit www.TheWineFestivals.com or from your mobile device at www.owfs.mobi or call 250-861-6654. Complimentary events guides are available at wineries, chambers of commerce, Valley First Credit Union branches, Tourism BC Visitor Information Centres or BC Liquor Stores in the Okanagan.

Okanagan Wine Festivals
250.861.6654
info@thewinefestivals.com

Cabana awarde silver in Best OK at Van Mag Awards

Cabana Bar and Grille was awarded second place in the Best Okanagan Restaurant category in the prestigious Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards yesterday. Just shy of its first year in business, Cabana Grille proves to be a key player in this growing culinary destination.”We are absolutely thrilled!” says co-owner and operating partner Jay Blackford. “Vancouver’s food media and restaurant industry professionals are an important and influential group. Recognition at this level means a lot to Cabana and our staff, customers, suppliers and local producers.”
Cabana Grille opened its doors in June 2008 to a bustling summer crowd – with a full patio, lounge and dining room that together seat 300 guests. With a mandate of “globally-inspired and locally created” Cabana Grille presents both sophisticated flavours and family-friendly fare that are healthy, fresh and focused on the incredible array and quality of local ingredients available nearby.

“We are proud to bring the best of the Okanagan’s fresh ingredients to Kelowna’s locals and visitors,” says Executive Chef and co-owner Ned Bell. “The Okanagan is a vibrant region with many opportunities to support talented and passionate culinary businesses from Osoyoos to Vernon that combine to create unparalleled dining experiences for our customers. From farmers to winemakers to producers of artisanal products there is so much to celebrate and we thank Vancouver Magazine for recognizing our efforts.”

Cabana Grille is gearing up for a busy Okanagan summer and is kicking things off with some exciting events including a Brewmasters’ Gourmet Dinner with Tree Brewing Company on April 29, Terasen Gas’ signature Spring Okanagan Wine Festival Gala – Gourmet and Grapes on May 3 – featuring an Iron Chef style showdown between Ned Bell and celebrity chef David Hawksworth, and the launch of a brand new spring menu on Monday, May 11.

With a premier position on Lakeshore Road just steps from stunning Okanagan Lake, Cabana Grille is a globally inspired, locally created upscale eatery owned and operated by three local restaurateurs, Jay Blackford, Michael Borg and Ned Bell. The restaurant blends a casual, relaxed atmosphere with exceptional food and drink led by Executive Chef Ned Bell who honed his culinary prowess at renowned restaurants across Canada including Lumiere, Accolade, Senses, Murrieta’s, Redwater Grille and Vintage Steakhouse. Bell was a regular on Food Network Canada’s “Cook Like a Chef” and currently films “It’s Just Food” for CTV. Focusing on fresh, local produce cooked in innovative ways for a wide range of tastes and budgets, Cabana Grille is well on its way to becoming a local favourite and buzz-worthy hot spot.

3799 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 3K5
Tel: 250.763.1955
info@cabanagrille.com
www.cabanagrille.com