The annual Dine Around Thompson Okanagan is happening now making it one of the best times of year to try local restaurants. This delicious food festival takes place each year from mid-January through to the first weekend of February, and during this time participating restaurants offer three-course menus for $15, $25, $35, or $45.

With more than 50 restaurants throughout the region participating, and 35 of those being in the Kelowna area, the variety of choices during this popular festival ensures that there is something for everyone.

For a list of participating restaurants and their menus visit

1. Basil & Mint

Their Dine Around menu includes Beef Ravioli, Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Seafood Risotto, Grilled Petite Filet and cheesecake of the day, Chocolate Mousse or Classic Tiramisu for dessert.

2. Blu Saffron Bistro

Enjoy Winter Kale Salad, Spice Roasted Squash Soup, Humboldt Squid, Beef Short Rib, Ling Cod & Chips, Pecan Crusted Chicken, Crème Brule or Ginger Apple Walnut Crumble. There are so many choices you might just need to go back for a second visit.

3. The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

Choose from Keg Caesar, Baked Garlic Shrimp, Coffee Crusted Sirloin, Prime Rib, New York Striploin, Pistachio Crusted Salmon, Billy Miner Pie, Cheesecake or Spanish Coffee.

4. The Sandwich Company

Move your lunch meeting here for a three-course Dine Around lunch. Here you can enjoy Roasted Squash and Pear Soup, Pickled Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, Pork Bahn Mi, Roasted Vegetable Panini, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake or Decadent Chocolate Mousse.

5. Infusions Restaurant at Okanagan College

The delicious dishes that our local culinary school produce will impress you and by supporting their restaurant, you are helping train our future Chefs. Here you will enjoy Shellfish Bisque, New York Steak & Braised Short Rib and Crème Brulee Frangelico Infused for dessert.


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6. Social Lounge + Grille

This restaurant has so many Dine Around options that you’ll have a hard time deciding what to choose, I’ve only listed a few of the many options. Select from Bruschetta, Caesar Salad, Okanagan Chicken, BC Wild Salmon, Peach BBQ Ribs, Cajun BBQ Flatiron, Seafood Fettuccine, Amaretto Crème Brulee, Chicken Parmesan Bites, Bacon Wrapped Prawns, Mushroom Caps, Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio, Prime Rib, Ahi Tuna, Cajun Steak & Prawns, Chocolate Torte, Apple & Asian Pear Crisp; AND they have a VEGAN menu that includes Bruschetta, Beet Salad, Samosas, Beet Carpaccio, Primavera Marinara, Chickpea Lentil Meatloaf, Chickn’ Parmesan, Gumbo, Apple Pie Tacos or Cheesecake

7. Bouchons Bistro

French cuisine at it’s finest. Their Dine Around menu includes Chartreuse Infused Salmon Gravlax, Escargot on Puff Pastry, Roquefort Veloute, Classic Boeuf Bourguignon, Sole Paupiettes with Scallop Mousse, Lobster Coulis, Chocolate Mousse or Crème Caramel.

8. The Train Station Pub

Tasty items you’ll enjoy include field feast salad, Bang Bang Bocconcini, Mac Lobsta’ and Cheese, Umami Flatbread, Chipotle Cherry Chicken, Dickel-Berry Cobbler or Double Chocolate Gelato Sundae.


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This is just a sample of the tasty dishes available during the festival. To see all of the participating restaurants and their menus visit

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