The Okanagan is full of possibilities when it comes to food. And, being the birthplace of BC's wine industry, means that the pairing options are also endless. Below is a quick look at the wide variety of winery restaurants around Kelowna using the best ingredients sourced locally. This list is shared alphabetically by winery name.
Featuring dishes cooked in a Woodstone oven using many ingredients sourced from the onsite garden, Chef Kai Koroll works seasonally when crafting delicious dishes that pair perfectly when seated on the Block One patio overlooking Okanagan Lake.
Nominated as one of Canada’s best new restaurants in 2019, Home Block features simple, high-quality ingredients that come together in comforting dishes. Chef Neil Taylor sources ingredients locally and based on the seasons, resulting in a menu that changes almost daily.
It’s an ideal Okanagan scene, dining el fresco, surrounded by vineyards with fresh salads, tapas and Neapolitan wood fired pizzas on the menu and a glass of wine in hand. CHAOS Bistro also offers cozy surroundings in the newly renovated lounge for cooler days.
Recently renovated, The Lookout Restaurant overlooks Okanagan Lake and Chef Graham Momer creates seasonal menus that celebrate local farmers and producers. Don’t miss their Frozé – frozen rosé!
“Modern Native Cuisine” is on the menu at Kelowna’s first Indigenous-owned winery. Chef Andrea Callan creates simple dishes that focus on and respect Indigenous history.
Outdoor dining at it’s finest. The Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill looks over Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines and perfectly pairs fine wines with dishes created from produce harvested from on site gardens and other sustainably sourced local ingredients.
Focusing on sourcing what’s best locally, and from further afield, as the name suggests the menu will feature high quality meat dishes with surprising takes on traditional vegetable fare. The Modest Butcher will be the newest winery restaurant in Kelowna when they open in 2020.
Choosing ingredients grown on site and from local farmers that pair perfectly with their aromatic whites, the team at the Garden Bistro show off the best of the Okanagan – bright, fresh food with bright, fresh wine!
The wines of Quails’ Gate Estate Winery are where every dish begins. The culinary team sources ingredients and combines them to show off the best quality of each wine to pair with each dish.
With organic being at the forefront of everything Summerhill has done since day one, it makes sense that Chef Jeremy Luypen has carried on that vision in the Bistro. Globally inspired dishes use the best Okanagan ingredients, many of them sourced right from the winery gardens.
Combining international experience with the best ingredients on offer in BC and the west coast, Chef Colin Rayner creates dishes that perfectly pair with the wines from Volcanic Hills and the views from West Kelowna over Okanagan Lake.
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