We're planning to take old friends who are our hosts out to dinner one night in Kelowna and are looking for good recommendations. Ideally, although not critical, we'd find a restaurant that serves good fresh water fish, e.g., perch, bass, trout, etc., in addition to the more common ofeerings.
We have not found fresh water fish easy to come by in Kelowna, but here are some places that you can try -
The best option for fresh water fish might be at the Eldorado Hotel. We have not been disappointed with anything there, and a lake-view table can make for a particularly nice evening, especially with the late summer sunsets.
Nearby is the Wild Apple Grill at the Manteo, which also offers lake-view dining, and occasionally fresh water fish as a nightly special. Like the Eldorado, it is a comfortable place to sit back and relax.
We have also never been disappointed with the food at Waterfront Wines, which is a small wine bar with a sophisticated kitchen. But they rotate the menu based on what is fresh, so you might want to check with them about the fish that are available on a given day (halibut and sabelfish on the most recent visit; two weeks ago) - they are right next to Bouchons. It is also a small place, but if you can get one of the outdoor tables it makes for a nice evening setting.
Fresco's also offers some outstanding cuisine, but it is usually seafood - the current menu does not offer any fresh water fish, unless on special.
An extremely casual setting, yet a place to possibly find some fresh water fish, is Sturgeon Hall, a cozy downtown pub.