Category - Food & Wine

Asparagus season is here! And I plan to eat it each and every day while it is in season. My favourite way to prepare asparagus is lightly brushed with olive oil, grilled on the barbeque and then topped with Maldon sea salt and lemon zest or balsamic vinegar. Love it in pasta, perfect in a panini with goat cheese, excellent as a pesto or starring in a frittata or omelette. I am just mad about asparagus!

Don’t get me wrong, I love popcorn shrimp and gourmet burgers, but sometimes I want to choose the location for family dinner out. With two small kids, my husband and I aren’t often in charge of that decision. Recently we’ve stumbled on a couple of dining options that strike a balance, kid friendly options at adult centric restaurants (who happen to be totally family friendly!)

Celebrate in Kelowna: It's Time for Wine

Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 PM by Tourism Kelowna

With the snow gone from the vineyards and everyone excited about the first spring blossoms, it’s time to tip a glass and taste the promise of what more than 170 Okanagan wineries will be offering this summer.

Kelowna Outdoor Farmers' Market Opens

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 3:00 PM by Tourism Kelowna

This Saturday, April 1st is when the Kelowna Farmers' and Crafters' Market returns to their outdoor location at the corner of Springfield Rd and Dilworth Dr. Officially marking the undeniable signal that spring has arrived in Kelowna. 

Delicious & Local: Amuse Bouche

Monday, February 20, 2017 4:00 PM by Chef Vince Van Wieringen

Whenever it's possible I stop at local farms and orchards to grab my ingredients. Nothing is as delicious as eating fresh, local produce. One of the great places to pick up fresh local produce is the Kelowna Farmers Winter Market where you can usually purchase delicious local root vegetables such as beets. 

Celebrating Family

Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:00 PM by Jennifer Schell

I love everything that the Cipes family does. Lead by Stephen Cipes, the proprietors of this destination winery have built a beautiful empire where they feature the very best of what the Okanagan has to offer while maintaining solid grass roots.

Kelowna Cocktail: Flirtini For Your Valentine

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:00 AM by Harry Dosanj

The Urban Flirtini

Are you looking for a drink recipe to wow your valentine? Look no further, this recipe is guaranteed to make them blush. Refreshing and flirty, this romantic martini features local ingredients from Urban Distilleries and Summerhill Pyramid Winery. It is the perfect way to start off a romantic Valentines Day date.

They say the way to someone's heart is through their stomach. Whether you are visiting Kelowna, or if you live in the area, taking your valentine to one of the cooking classes at the romantic Mission Hill Winery in West Kelowna may be the perfect date night activity.  Besides… who wouldn’t want to drink wine in class?!? Sipping on Okanagan wine is a part of this lesson!

The Perfect Drink for Winter Nights in Kelowna

Monday, January 30, 2017 2:00 PM by Harry Dosanj

Okanagan Spiced Mulled Wine

Okanagan Spiced Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a popular North American beverage with deep European roots. Traditionally served steaming hot during Halloween and Christmas, this wintertime favourite consists of red wine, mulling spices, and often raisins. Some even chill their mulled wine and drink once cold. For me, mulled wine is best served hot and holds the spot as my favourite winter warmer because it's always favourful and comforting on chilly winter night.