CASUAL & FINE DINING Delight in the atmosphere, views and exquisite edibles that these inviting establishments provide. Locals and visitors alike enjoy sipping drinks at a lakeside deck or taking in the view from a roof top patio. The sunny and mild climate is perfect for dining on an outdoor patio or underneath an umbrella. Indoor choices include quaint tearooms, upscale lounges, trendy coffee shops and every variety of pubs and sports bars. The finer selections of dining are found along the water, downtown, golf courses, hotels and especially at wineries. Here you will experience some of the tastiest dishes around, perfectly matched with a large glass of vino, of course. Kelowna, Penticton & the South Okanagan offer an outstanding variation of savory dining choices, from light fare served on an outdoor patio to classic gourmet cuisine-dining out in the Okanagan can be as formal or as casual as you want it to be. Featured alongside our magnificent and growing wine industry, the Okanagan is stepping up to the “plate” on the international stage and has proven itself as a worthy competitor. Speaking of plates… Kelowna is now home to the Gold Medal Plates Canadian Culinary Championships and will be for the next few years. Celebrated in eleven cities across Canada, Gold Medal Plates features the premier chefs in each city in a competition to
crown a gold, silver and bronze medal culinary team in each city, and subsequently nationwide at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The rich agricultural landscape of Kelowna & the South Okanagan provides an abundance of tasty menu items at local restaurants and eateries. There is a great selection of excellent quality organic and natural foods available at farmer’s markets, seasonal roadside stands and grocers throughout the valley. From farmfresh produce, grain fed hens and beef, to handpicked fruits & veggies, chefs and chefsat-heart, bring the taste of the Okanagan to life. The art of wine pairing is also a passion throughout the Okanagan Valley. Fine dining restaurants and wine bars offer a wide variety of local, award winning wines but also offer extensive world-class wine lists as well. Many local wineries open their protected outdoor patios every spring through fall with a selection of savoury items deliciously paired with estate vintages. Food and wine fanatics thoroughly enjoy visiting here… and living here too. Join the other culinary enthusiasts in the Okanagan on an adventurous search for great food, in your kitchen or in ours!
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