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Painted Rock Estate Winery alfresco summer celebration with Joy Road Catering

August 3, 2014

John Skinner stood me up before we even met:). Laura (the culinary travel guide) and I attended the chic Visa Infinite dinner a couple of weeks ago and the name tag for the seat  across from me and beside Laura was John’s and he was a no show. Fortunately he sent a stand in, Painted Rock 2011 Red Icon, who proved to be spectacular company that evening, so we forgive John for his absence. I... View Article

Quail’s Gate Visa Infinite Dinner Event – It Takes Three

July 26, 2014

  On July 19th I was invited by my friend and fellow blogger Laura of The Culinary Travel Guide to join her at the sold out Visa Infinite event at Quail’s Gate winery. This was the place to be that night for culinary and wine enthusiasts and the place was packed.  Visa Infinite holds more than 60 events across Canada throughout the year featuring anything from dinners to wine country events to hotel collection and... View Article

Diner en Blanc – the Chic Pic(nic)

July 14, 2014

I must say it was easier the second time around. For the second year in a row hundreds of local food and fun aficionados from around the province and beyond converged on a secret location in Kelowna dressed in the whitest of whites to participate in the international ritual of the now famous Diner en Blanc. This “by invitation only” event has swept through the Okanagan in the past two years generating requests for invitations... View Article

Celebrating Asparagus with Joy Road Catering Alfresco Dinner at God’s Mountain Estate

June 11, 2014

Dana Ewart of Joy Road catering is ringing a dinner bell. She is summoning guests scattered around the garden sipping Blue Mountain Brut to the table. Joy Road Catering, a unique local catering company with an expanding reach is owned and run by the lovely young duo of Dana Ewart and Cameron Smith. Both Dana and Cameron are trained under some of the best chefs in Toronto. After meeting in culinary school, working at top... View Article

Asparagus with herbs and long table orchard dining at the Food Writers Seminar

May 15, 2014

A bunch of tall and slim asparagus is resting on my cutting board while I get the vegetable peeler. I plan to gently peel away the skin from the root end, third of the way up. I don’t always peel the spears but since I like the look of the light green part that is hidden below the skin I thought I’d peel it this time. I am preparing lunch for a few of my... View Article

Long Table Dinner at Miradoro, Tinhorn Creek (and Penne with cabbage and kale recipe)

April 26, 2014

What do you make for a quick dinner? For me it’s pasta hands down. It goes with just about anything and I can almost make it with my eyes closed. You know where the pot is and you just need to scoop a piece to taste if it’s al dente, right? For this dish I combined red pepper penne with sautéed onion, cabbage and kale, a little white wine and then some mascarpone to round... View Article

Indian Roti – Cooking Class at Poppadoms Taste India

November 25, 2013

The other day I took an Indian cooking class at Poppadoms Taste India in Kelowna. Poppadoms is a fabulous Indian restaurant offering traditional Indian foods with a modern twist using local and fresh ingredients flavoured with spices brought over from India. Poppadoms is named after the paper thin, crisp, cracker-like bread traditional in Indian cooking. The owners of the restaurant are the Dosanj family, each working in and contributing to this thriving family business. Mother... View Article

City Slickers in the Vineyard – Harvesting at Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery

October 22, 2013

So, are you dreaming of owning a vineyard? Not so fast. It is a romantic notion to own a vineyard, but the reality is that working a vineyard is farming and often lacks the glamour that you would otherwise expect. Owning a vineyard is demanding physically and emotionally, not to mention the financial risk it entails. They say that the way to make a small fortune in the wine business is to start with a large... View Article

Alfresco Dinner in the Vineyard – Joy Road Catering

October 18, 2013

Okanagan culinary adventures Olive Oil and Lemons Style: celebrating the first day of fall at an alfresco dinner in the vineyard by Joy road Catering at God’s Mountain Estate. Continued from HERE. A few weeks ago we purchased tickets for a vineyard dinner at God’s Mountain Estate B&B above Skaha lake, an event put on by God’s Mountain and the fabulous chefs from Joy Road Catering. I have been interested in attending one of these dinners but the... View Article

micro bar * bites – the new restaurant from RauDZ © Creative Concepts Ltd

October 7, 2013

Chef Rod Butters and his business partner Audrey Surrao are doing it again. After the acclaimed four diamond Fresco and the subsequent and equally fabulous RauDZ Regional Table they have pooled their culinary vision together to create the new and exciting micro bar * bites. micro bar is a first of it’s kind in the Okanagan, bringing a New york and European style establishment to our local culinary scene. Trying to get into RauDZ and finding a line... View Article

Penticton Farmers Market

September 3, 2013

If you are visiting the Okanagan don’t miss a trip to Penticton’s weekly farmers’ market. It’s a worthwhile destination for foodies, craft-lovers and anyone who appreciates a taste of the local. The market, held every Saturday from May 4th to October 26 between 8:30-1:00 is considered by those “in the know” to be one of the best in the Okanagan if not the entire province (permanent Granville Island Market excluded:). The market is organized by... View Article

Feast of Fields – Okanagan Abundance

August 20, 2013

On Sunday, the much anticipated Feast of Fields, the 5th annual event, took place at Little Church organic Farm on Gordon Drive here in Kelowna. The event is organized by Farmfolk Cityfolk, a not-for-profit organization that works to cultivate local, sustainable food system. Their projects are organized to provide access to & protection of foodlands; support local growers and producers and engage communities in the celebration of local foods (http://www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca/).Feast of Fields takes place in... View Article