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Penticton Land of Libations – Eat, Stay and Sip in Wine and Beer Country

Where to Eat, Stay and Sip –  Savour the Good Life in Penticton!

We are often in the Okanagan, as my parents, sister and all her crew live in Kelowna and Michael would move to Osoyoos if he could, he loves it so much. So, we often find ourselves in the middle of the valley, traveling to and from destinations and stay a night in Penticton to enjoy some great food and their local craft beer!

Where to stay?

Barefoot Resort

Penticton Barefoot Resort

The coolest spot to stay in Penticton is the Barefoot Resort in a Yurt! What’s a yurt you ask? “Most yurts are portable, tent-like structures. They have circular lattice walls (reminiscent of baby gates tied together) and cone-shaped roof, supported by rafters that meet in a center ring.” According to Yurts: Living in the Round. The yurts at Barefoot are high-end, they’ve got skylights, hardwood floor and French doors opening onto private decks with personal barbecues.  The resort is right next to the beaches of Skaha Lake, but it’s also next to the highway and the air strip so can get a little noisy at times. There are different sizes and they range from about $250-$350 a night.

Penticton wine country rentals

Penticton Wine Country Rentals

We’ve also stayed in a cozy condo with Penticton Wine Country Rentals; they have four condos available, all located right in town, near the beach and with full kitchens and plenty of room. Our condo was perfect, right near the breweries, and with a lovely balcony and super comfy bed. We didn’t want to leave!


You won’t go hungry in Penticton. From casual eateries to fine dining and everything in between there’s lots of deliciousness here.

Penticton - The Bench Market

Let’s start with breakfast, and The Bench Market. Their breakfast wraps rule and you can grab some sandwiches for later or stock up on some locally-sourced groceries if you’ve got a kitchenette.

Penticton Taste Brodo

We also love Taste Brodo, for lunch, or an early dinner, they’ve got the best soups and make their own bone broth, which I’ve become a big fan of of late.

Penticton The Vanilla Pod

If you are wine tasting on the Naramata Bench, don’t miss The Vanilla Pod at Poplar Grove winery, and beer lovers should check out the pizzas and brews at Bad Tattoo Brewing.

penticton oysters

Penticton The Hooded Merganser

We love our oysters, so never miss a chance to sample a few at Salty’s Beach House and have had some great dinners at The Hooded Merganser right on the lake, which also does a great Sunday brunch and has a lunch menu that looks excellent too.

Penticton burger55

For Mexican we checked out the Vallarta Grill and found a super festive mood happening along with some pretty authentic cuisine, and Burger 55 is insanely good.


This is wine country, they say, but there’s also no shortage of craft beer and even spirits in Penticton. We ventured up in April 2014 for the Okanagan Feast of Ale and it’s grown vastly since.  Wine lovers will want to plan for the Naramata Tailgate Party in the beginning of September.

penticton the cannery blackberry porter

We make sure to stop in for a beer tasting at The Cannery and don’t miss their Blackberry Porter. You’ll also want to stop in at Tin Whistle and the above mentioned Bad Tattoo Brewing, as well as The Barley Mill Brewpub.

penticton the legend distillery the defender

There are now three distilleries in the area too, Legend Distilling (don’t miss their smoked rosemary gin), Maple Leaf Spirits and Old Order.

Wineries are so plentiful in the area that I don’t really even know where to start. A drive along the Naramata Bench is a must and we’re awfully fond of Howling Bluff, Bench 1775, Pentage, Lake Breeze, La Frenz and Elephant Island, but you can’t go far wrong in these parts.


A couple summers ago we took a lake cruise on the Casabella Princess and loved it, if you have some time, it’s a must.

cupcakes penticton farmer's market

In the summer the Saturday Penticton Farmer’s Market is worthy of at least an hour of your time. So much goodness here!

We’ll be back in Penticton again in April, and we look forward to some new discoveries.

Goldfish dives into its seafood roots

Yaletown hot-spot now Goldfish Seafood & Chops

Goldfish Seafood & Chops (formerly Goldfish Pacific Kitchen) unveils a brand new menu this month with a focus on fresh and authentic seafood from the Pacific Northwest region. Taking influences from notable predecessors such as The Cannery and The Fish House, as well as sister restaurant Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, Goldfish will offer an array of new dishes including tuna steaks, halibut bone-in chops, and swordfish.

“We at Kanke Seafood Restaurants are excited to return to our roots, bringing back that legendary Cannery charm and cuisine and for our patrons to taste the new dishes ,” says Bud Kanke, Proprietor of Kanke Seafood Restaurants Ltd, which has founded 11 restaurants in its 40-year history. “This move was responsive to requests by Goldfish guests and signifies an evolution towards fresh regional Pacific Northwest, indigenous seafood. Although we will continue to keep our signature dishes with Pacific Rim flavours such as lobster tempura, ahi tuna poke and avocado tower, 6” California crab stack, our team looks forward to adding more variety to the menu.”

The new Goldfish Seafood & Chops menu will feature:

  • Simple and fresh grilled fish, as many as are seasonally available
  • A seafood tower similar to that made famous by Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
  • Lobster & avocado flatbreads
  • High quality steaks and chops
  • Salmon Wellington, Smoked Alaska Black Cod, and other Cannery classics coming soon

“Bistro quality has moved up in presentation and performance, maintaining mid-priced accessibility but with the same service and quality as top ‘white tablecloth’ establishments. Our new menu features variety, variety, variety, all with classic North American style and polish,” explains Kanke.

General Manager/Partner Thomas Beetlestone together with Executive Chef Scott Pratico And Bud Kanke personally invite all patrons formerly of The Cannery, The Fish House in Stanley Park as well as all aficionados of Kanke Seafood Restaurants to join us at Goldfish Seafood & Chops, the newly transformed Yaletown seafood destination.

For more information, please visit www.goldfishkitchen.com.

Kanke Seafood Restaurants Ltd
Kanke Seafood Restaurants, owned by Bud Kanke, has founded 11 Vancouver restaurants over the course of 40 years and has built a solid reputation for quality and dependability of the freshest seafood in the city. With more than 15 million satisfied seafood guests, Bud Kanke personally guarantees your enjoyment.

Goldfish Seafood & Chops www.goldfishkitchen.com
Since 2007, Goldfish Seafood & Chops (formerly Goldfish Pacific Kitchen) has been an iconic destination for fresh seafood and innovative cocktails in the heart of Vancouver’s trendy Yaletown neighborhood. Goldfish is a proud member of Ocean Wise, dedicated to seafood sustainability, and has just received the DiRona (Distinguished Restaurants of America) Award of Excellence, one of 800 restaurants in North America.  Goldfish also holds Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast awards for its extensive and sought-after wine list.

Cookshop’s March Classes

Need an escape from the rainy weather? Spend the evening in our classroom!

Come into our store for our annual
EXTENDED! Our annual blowout of all our “leftovers”: discontinued items, scratch’n’dent, seasonal items, special purchases ….
Savings to 50% on most items, up to 75% on some ….
On now!

Below are some of the highlights for late March! Register now at www.cookshop.ca or by phone at 604-873-5683.


AUTHENTIC MEXICAN – PARTICIPATION – Monday, March 15th – 6:00-9:00pm

Join Chef Rossana Ascencio,Vancouver’s premier authority on Mexican cuisine as you delight your taste buds with an authentic Mexican participation class. In this hands-on class you will learn the basics of Mexican cuisine and how to buy and prepare authentic ingredients like tortillas,cactus, tomatillos, beans, and much, much more! Tonight you will be making a menu of:

  • ·  Aguas Frescas -We begin with two types of refreshing all-natural drinks
  • ·  Nopales Salad – cooked cactus with tomatoes and onion in an oregano vinaigrette
  • ·  Cocktail de Camarones “Acapulco” -not your traditional “shrimp cocktail”, we prepare this one as it is served in sunny Acapulco
  • ·  Sopes de Pollo with Two Salsas – grilled masa dough topped with chicken and salsa
  • ·  Carne de Res en Salsa Verde with Frijoles Refritos – tender beef in green tomatillo salsa served with refried beans and warm tortillas
  • ·  Natilla de Chocolate con Kahlua y Moras Frescas – No-bake chocolate pot-au-creme flavoured with Kahlua, served with fresh berries

    Chef: Rossana Ascencio & You!
    $69* each

    CANNERY FAVOURITES – Wednesday, March 17th – 6:00 – 9:00pm

    The Cannery Seafood House has been a favourite restaurant destination on Vancouver’s waterfront since 1971 & will be closing its doors at the end of March. Now is a great time to celebrate this iconic restaurant in our classroom with a fantastic menu of the restaurant’s favourites! Enjoy a diverse menu of fish, mussels, calamari & scallops. Today Chef Wayne will prepare:

  • ·  Trio of Tartar: Salmon, Scallop & Ahi Tuna accented with Greek Olive Oil and Wasabi Soy Dip
  • ·  Smoked Black Cod with Wild Mushroom Chive Cream Sauce
  • ·  Westcoast Bouillabaisse
  • ·  Grilled Calamari with Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette & Corn Tomato Salad
  • ·  Pan Roasted Mussels with Pine Nuts, Chorizo in a Caper “Beurre Noir”

    Chef: WAYNE SYCH
    6:00-9:00 pm
    $79* each or 2 for $139*

    SEAFOOD PRIMER – Tuesday, March 23rd – 6:00 – 9:00pm

    Executive Chef Karen Barnaby has created a second wonderful Seafood Primer menu! Learn insider tricks and tips to selecting and buying fish and shellfish, as well as a variety of cooking techniques for best results. Learn the secrets behind cooking fish and shellfish to perfection! This evening’s menu features:

  • ·  Seared salmon scented with Lapsang Souchong tea – salmon marinates overnight in the tea which creates a light, smokey flavour
  • ·  Sablefish “Osso Buco” style – fish is cooked in a slowly braised sauce made with carrots, celery, onion, tomato, white wine and served with traditional Italian gremolata
  • ·  Indian butter prawns – poached in a tomato, cream, and garam masala sauce
  • ·  Cornmeal fried oysters with red cabbage slaw
  • ·  Albacore tuna ceviche

    Executive Chef: KAREN BARNABY
    6:00 – 9:00 pm
    $79* each or 2 for $139*

    VEGETARIAN INDIAN PARTICIPATION– Thursday, March 25th – 6:00-9:00pm

    Chef Harsha will teach you how to prepare a delicious Indian vegetarian feast! Learn all about authentic Indian cooking techniques, how to combine spices, where to shop for ingredients and more!

  • ·  Chana Dudhi – split chick peas cooked with Indian squash and tempered with mustard seeds
  • ·  Mung beans – whole green beans cooked with tomatoes and spices
  • ·  Vegetable Pakoras – Mixed vegetable fritters in chick pea batter and spices
  • ·  Allo Gobi – Cauliflower and potato curry
  • ·  Bharta – roasted eggplants cooked with caramelized onions and spices
  • ·  Roti – Whole wheat Indian bread
  • ·  Chai – Indian spiced tea

    6:00 – 9:00 pm
    $69* each

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Cannery news

Join us Tuesday to Friday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, to enjoy our great new features, or any of our delicious seafood from our extensive menu.

TUESDAY: Oyster burger sliders & fries
WEDNESDAY: Penne pasta, bay scallops & chorizo sausage
THURSDAY: Shrimp noodle bowl with chili sauce
FRIDAY: Coconut curry prawns with jasmine rice

** Please note that feature dishes are subject to changes.

Click here to view our lunch menu.

Cool summer: Cannery adventure package!

Fly and Dine

Dinner (7 nights a week)
Departure Coal Harbour:  6:30 p.m.
Arrival at Cannery Dock:  7:30 p.m.

News this summer – Brunch (Saturday and Sunday)
Departure Coal Harbour:  10:00 a.m.
Arrival at Cannery Dock: 10:30 a.m.

New this summer – Lunch (Tuesday to Friday)
Departure Coal harbour: 11:00 a.m.
Arrival at Cannery Dock: 11:30 a.m.

Dinner: $189 CDN per person, plus GST.
Lunch or Brunch: $165 CDN per person, plus GST.

Visit: www.westcoastair.com or call the tour division at 604-683-0209 or toll free at 1-800-347-2222 for information and bookings.

For booking information, click here.

Ripple Effect Dock n Dine Charter

Located in Mosquito Creek Marina in North Vancouver, Ripple Effect Charters is pleased to offer a great private professionally skippered charter for individual couples and small groups to enjoy Vancouver from the water before or after a great dining experience at The Cannery. This is a great West Coast way to enjoy a relaxing time, complemented by the breathtaking views of the harbour, city skyline, and North Shore mountains.

For booking information, click here.

New this year – Saturday or Sunday brunch charter.

This holiday season will be the last time families, friends, and coworkers will be able to enjoy a great holiday gathering at this location. Some dates are already booked, so inquire soon about your Christmas get-together – don’t miss the great harbour view, exquisite food, and festive spirit one last time on Commissioner Street before the relocation!

Stretch your dollar even further: Mention this newsletter to receive 15% off menu prices for events held Sunday to Wednesday from November 14th to December 30th.

You can peruse our group menus and the 2009 Festive menu here.

Saturday and Sunday Brunch

Enjoy our lunch dishes or try Executive Chef Wayne Sych’s signature dish – the Lobster Benedict – with Atlantic lobster meat sautéed with fresh mushrooms, leeks and brandy on fresh baked English muffins with poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce and hash browns!

Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Click here to view the full brunch menu.

For reservations call 604-254-9606 or visit www.canneryseafood.com

Sunday Night by the Sea

Three-course dinner for $38 per person

Crispy Prawn Cakes

smoked in-house, pineapple salsa, sweet bell pepper coulis


Baby Spinach Salad

sautéed mushrooms, pancetta & goat cheese crumble, hazelnut vinaigrette

SautÉed Prawns

sugar pea shoots, charred scallion ginger butter

Raspberry Chocolate Tower

preserved mixed berry coulis


Fruit Sorbet

golden brandy snap & fresh seasonal fruit

$38 per person*

* Not valid with any coupons or other promotions.

* GST and gratuity not included.

Print Voucher here

For more information or for reservations, please contact Jennifer Squires, Group Sale Manager, at 604-254-9671, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5 pm, or at JSquires@silverbirchhotels.com.