In downtown Kelowna is an expansive 900 square feet of bar and small bites. The compact space is designed around the unique bar being built by local wood craftsman Will Brundula. Constructed from three species of reclaimed wood, the end cuts will be put together like a jig-saw puzzle to create a one-of-a-kind surface that anchors the space. Over the bar hangs a 20-foot wooden chandelier complete with dozens of suspended antiqued-style caged lights. Surrounding this 65′ of bar is a grey stone wall that looks like it’s been part of the space forever and Italian-style plaster walls applied in a hundreds year-old four-stage technique. Souring ceilings, Italian plaster and stone give micro a European feeling but Chef Butters ensures the casual attitude of the Okanagan remains. The European flavour extends to the glassware at micro with beer, cocktails and wine served in simple tumblers. No fancy stemware here. The creatively simple approach of micro bar • bites continues with a pared down bar and food menu, and the launch of barrel-aged hi-balls, with International beers and wines all offering guests a fresh experience. micro bar • bites is open from 3:00pm until late daily!
Growing up on a farm in the Okanagan Valley, Evelynn Takoff has always understood the relationship of farm to plate. As a toddler helping her parents around the farm feeding the animals and helping to prepare the meals, she had an early relationship to her food and developed a love for farm fresh ingredients. Evelynn has developed her love of the farm and food into an exciting culinary career.
Working her way up through the kitchen as an apprentice, to Sous Chef and then on as Chef de Cuisine with BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Chef Rod Butters at RauDZ Regional Table. Training with one of the most influential Chefs of Canadian cuisine, Evelynn has inherited the passion and food philosophy that is shaping her own identity as a Chef.
An active member with the Canadian Culinary Federation for over 4 years, Evelynn is currently the Membership Director of the Okanagan Chefs Association. Which has aided to her presence in the community, with such involvements as the first Growing Chefs’ – Kelowna and The Kelowna Gospel Mission Stone Soup Chef amongst others.
Two-time recipient of the prestigious Les Dames d’Escoffier Scholarship, Evelynn has completed her WSET Wine Certification and uses that knowledge with her creativity in the kitchen.