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Owner Sal D'Angelo, D'Angelo Vineyards Naramata

La Dolce Vita March 26, 2015 A Night At The Winery Honey, I’m home. That was my text message, not to my wife, but to Naramata winery owner Sal D’Angelo recently. For years we have stayed at the bed and breakfast at D’Angelo and I had arrived the evening before, intending to stay one night before heading on to Kelowna the following day. When I got to the winery, there was Sal, sitting at a table in the tasting room, book in hand and glass of wine on the table before him. “You don’t answer your phone or texts?” he…

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The Best of the Small Case Lot Commercially Produced Artisan Wines, all showcased in one spot. Farmgate, cult, boutique, custom crush, virtual, the passionate and one of a kind. Meet the Garagistes of British Columbia. Event accompanied by fabulous food truck fare and live music! Garagiste North 2015 – In 2 Locations this year. Dates for 2015: Sept. 27th at the Laurel Packing House – 1304 Ellis St., Kelowna, BC  2-4 pm June 27th – WISE Hall, 2-4 PM, 1882 Adanac St., Vancouver, BC www.garagistenorth.com email for more info: garagistenorth@gmail.com Sponsored by BC Food & Wine Trails Magazine, Vin 65,…

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Corina’s list of credentials is impressive, a Diploma in Fine Arts, a Major in Graphic Design and Certified Macintosh Computer-Aided Design. Corina started her career in 1993 and, over the next four years, gained valuable experience working in the magazine, publishing and graphic design business in Kelowna (Okanagan Life Magazine) and Vancouver (Alive Books, Cochrane & Cassidy Design). This enabled Corina to become familiar with the many diverse needs of clients from not only a marketing perspective, but in creating unique designs for them as well. With this experience, she moved back to her hometown of Penticton and launched her…

Chef Ross Derrick, The Table at Codfathers

Artichoke and Bacon Baked Oysters Chef Ross Derrick, The Table at Codfathers A delicious spin on Oysters Rockefeller, these crowd pleasers make the perfect party food or starter to any style of meal. Ingredients: 12 large beach oysters, shucked ½ cup shallot, finely diced 6 strips smoked bacon, diced 1 clove garlic, sliced 10 oz spinach 1-14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 tsp kosher salt 2 sprigs fresh thyme, picked from stems ¼ cup cream Topping: 1-cup panko breadcrumbs, toasted ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated with a microplane 1 tbsp butter, softened Method: In a heavy bottomed…

President and head diva, Jennifer Turton-Molgat.

The team at The View Winery in Kelowna has a lot to look forward to this year. Not only has their crop come back beautifully after a catastrophic hail storm in 2013, but they are also adding new Pinot Noir plantings, and their Pinot Gris plantings have reached maturity and will be a welcome addition to the 2015 harvest. In addition to the changes in the vineyard, this year also brings a fresh, new look for the wines. The winery’s signature red shoe will still appear on the new label and be beautifully etched on each screw cap, but Winery…

Chef Rod Butters with RauDZ new executive chef Brock Bowes (L).

Last November, Chef Rod Butters and Audrey Surrao of RauDZ Creative Concepts appointed Brock Bowes to its award-winning team as executive chef for RauDZ Regional Table and micro bar & bites in Kelowna. Said Butters, “At the Okanagan Feast of Fields when he served his dish on a chicken foot and I presented tartare on a bone, I knew he was a perfect fit for our kitchen and management team as we move forward.” In a culinary twist of fate, as Bowes was joined with Chef de Cuisine Robyn Sigurdson it marked the third time for this duo to work…

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Sun seekers take heart!  Spring really is on its way and Smack DAB at Manteo Resort has some big news. This year, individual boat slips complete with lifts are dedicated to Smack DAB diners.  Smack DAB is hailed as one of the very finest patios on Okanagan Lake and it’s no wonder.  Along with great food, you can cuddle up in lounge-style furnishings under their big heaters or enjoy an outdoor meal, just as soon as the weather is permitting. Smack DAB’s indoor restaurant has some great upcoming events, too. The perennially popular Brewmasters’ Dinners are held in the private…

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If you’re hungry for wholesome, comforting food that Nonna—an Italian grandmother—would serve to your family, then follow your appetite to The Italian Table, next to the Best Western Hotel on Highway 97 and Leckie in Kelowna. Since its official opening in November, people have been thoroughly enjoying the casual family-style restaurant with its comfortable Old World Italian atmosphere and authentic home country menu. Familiar, delicious dishes are served on large platters and in bowls to accommodate large groups and families. Consider Nonna’s Start to Finish menu selection which lets everyone start with a choice of house, Caesar salad or roasted…

Pilgrim&Pearl Chef Jason

Welcome Pilgrim & Pearl and 27 to Kelowna’s dynamic culinary scene thanks to The Revival Group collaborating with Prestige Hotel and Resorts to rebuild and design two unique spaces on-site. Locals and visitors alike delight in Pilgrim & Pearl’s fresh seafood focus including a central shuck and steam oyster station – the Okanagan’s first oyster bar. The oyster menu features a selection of 10 varieties from Canada and around the world. With such a range, oyster aficionados can try new taste sensations while folks seeking a particular characteristic such as smallest, lightest-flavoured or saltiest are sure to be pleased. The…