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Naan and dukkaThe Greenroom Restaurant and The View Winery
101 - 1360 Ellis Street
(Library Parkade),
Ph: 250-869-0193

For the Okanagan  Spring Wine Festival, two of Kelowna's favorite boutique venues joined together to pair fine food and wine in a three course prix fixé dinner menu. We had supper at the Greenroom restaurant, where chef Scott Nystrom offered an interesting choice of two appetizers, three main courses and two dessert dishes on the special menu.

three hummus with flatbread...

crispy duck confitSupping Away: Kelowna. Wild Apple Restaurant and Lounge
@Manteo Resort
3762 Lakeshore Road
Ph: 250-860-4488

The second day of our Kelowna trip started off with a  breakfast meeting at the Wild Apple Restaurant. Despite delays with construction on Lakeshore Road we arrived on time for our 8:30 meeting. We enjoyed  yet another beautiful view as we sipped our coffee before the others arrived shortly after.

bacon and cheddar omelette...

Salmon-tuna sashimi California Roll ComboWasabi Izakaya
1623 Pandosy St.,
Ph: 250-762-7788

Wandering around the city centre of Kelowna we noticed several sushi restaurants.

Dynamite Roll/Tempura comboAfter my first visit to Japan in the early eighties I became a sushi devoteee and my kids were in their teens before they realized that raw fish was not the staple food of Canadian cuisine.

So despite the many other cafes...

grilled asparagus with goat cheeseRauDZ Regional Table
1560 Water Street,
Kelowna, British Colombia
Ph: 250-868-8805

When I was asking for suggestions for "don't miss"  restaurant experiences in Kelowna,  the name that kept coming  up was RauDZ, so I decided that we would find our way there for supper on  Monday evening, the first full day of our Kelowna experience. The restaurant does not have a reservation system but I was told  that if we got there early there would no problem getting...

False Creek , Vancouver- before sunriseWith the Vancouver Marathon closing the streets in our neighbourhood, we needed to make sure we set off on our journey before they barricaded the side streets and prevented us from getting out of the area. Amazingly, since I had had less than three hours sleep, it was actually our planned time of 6:45 am when my little Audi emerged from our underground parking and turned onto  Beach Avenue. 

As we turned onto  Richards I realized that...

Getting there. It's Complicated!

Well actually getting from Vancouver to Kelowna for normal people is not complicated. If you want to get there fast it is about a 40 minute flight from Vancouver to Kelowna Airport and there are direct flights also from Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. Driving from Vancouver should take around four hours and from Seattle, Spokane or Calgary- about 6 hours.

However, when it comes to driving I am not a "normal person." Firstly while I don't drive...

Lake view

An early morning view over Lake OkanaganIn  October 2008, with my group of food and wine-loving travel pals, I spent a few days dining and wining in the Naramata area - A Taste of the South Okanagan.  A month ago, on the spur of the moment I decided to book a week's vacation at the Lake Okanagan Resort in Kelowna. Although I realized that the area had changed greatly, memories of a magical week spent at the Resort more than 15 years ago...

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