HOTEL ZED INTRODUCES “THE QUICKIE” VALENTINE’S PROMOTION

  Hotel Zed is once again offering guests a chance to get sexy this Valentine’s Day. We’re well-known for our “Nooner” promotion, but this year we’re taking it one step sexier with our new “Quickie” special: 3-hour booking windows for a short & sassy Valentine’s date! Guests can book a room from 11 a.m. to…

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The View Winery

  We absolutely love the wines from The View Winery. Why are we so taken with the extensive line up of wines and Wards ciders from The View? What sets them apart from other Okanagan wines and ciders? Every bottle or can is filled with personality. Just like owner Jennifer Molgat the inspiration, perspiration, incentive, ambition…

CANADIAN CULINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS ANNOUNCE FINALE COMPETITORS

  As our Canadian Olympic athletes are in final preparations to take on the world at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games so are the eleven chefs who won gold in their regional qualifier competition across Canada! The 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships finalists are now confirmed. These Chefs have returned to their kitchens and many…

Quelle Surprise! Dostana Gewurztraminer 2012

Have you ever tried any wines from Kalala Organic Estate Winery?  It is one of my favourite, and still fairly unknown, organic wineries located in West Kelowna. They try to show people that you can produce very good wines from organic grapes, at a reasonable price.  One of their labels is called “Dostana”, which means “friendship,” and…

West Coast Grill + Oyster Bar to Open in Downtown Kelowna Popular Seafood Restaurant Sets Anchor at Prestige Inn

Opening soon: A new and unique restaurant – the West Coast Grill + Oyster Bar – that will soon reveal itself at the Prestige Inn on Abbott Street. “We’re delighted to welcome West Coast Grill to our downtown Kelowna hotel property,” says Joe Huber, CEO of Prestige Hotels + Resorts. “Their reputation for impeccable local…

Dine Around Thompson Okanagan 2016 final days

If you move quickly, you might still find some seating available at one of the many restaurants participating in this great initiative of the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) and Wines of British Columbia. (And now BC Craft Brewers Guild.) Renamed and expanded to include menus paired with craft beer and spirits as well…

Kelowna Gold Medal Ready

The Canadian Culinary Championships February 5 & 6, 2016 Kelowna GOLD MEDAL ready   Kelowna, home of The Canadian Culinary Championships is set to host award-winning Chefs from across Canada for a weekend-long “Celebration of Canadian Excellence” from February 5-6, 2016 as part of the illustrious Gold Medal Plates. Kelowna’s Gold Medal Plates reflects the…

BC Icewine Harvest

 Freezing Temperatures in the Okanagan Brings an Early Start to BC’s Icewine Harvest   This year, 20 wineries expressed interest in producing Icewine for a potential harvest of 722 tons from approximately 169 acres, last year there was a total of 844 tons picked. The first 2015 Icewine grapes were brought in by Volcanic Hills…

Chef Jas Dosanj, Poppadoms Okanagan Spinach and Paneer Pakora #TasteofThursday recipe

Okanagan Spinach and Paneer Pakora   RECIPE (makes approx. 10 balls) Description:  a light appetizer that combines soft savoury Indian flavours from the paneer and a crunch from local spinach. A perfect party snack.  Jas Dosanj, Poppadoms – Taste India! Ingredients: 100g grated paneer (Indian cheese)  1x large local white potato, boiled then grated  1tsp…

BNA Brewing – Kelowna

After an afternoon tasting some wonderful wines from the small guys at Garagiste North in Kelowna recently (and spitting – I was working after all), it was time for a palate cleanser. For me, that means a nice hoppy IPA. Luckily, I found a brewpub a short distance away – the BNA Brew Pub. Inside,…