Big White Ski Resort
I am going to Big White in a few weeks. I am a rookie and was wondering if anyone had any good restaurant suggestions. I have looked online at the resort and don`t have big culinary expectations, but it would be good to have some tips. Thanks much.
if you feel like signing in to www.castanet.com you can get some ultra-local recommendations from people who actually live and work (work?) in YLW http://forums.castanet.net/viewforum.php?f=6&sid=22bb09f51d6b6086b93d2b0ad6cfcd1b
keep in mind that for some of us, Spaghetti Factory is a new and exciting place to go - and Earls etc.
in town, i always count on the food & service at the Delta - it's pleasantly predictable)
(ask for table overlooking the lake/lagoon
also - there is this place on H33 (which is how you get to BWh)
i haven't been there in ages - is it still there? i don't know - but maybe you can get some takeout. There are many Latinos in the Valley due to proximity to WA State and also on visas up here. http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/85/1590825/restaurant/British-Columbia/Rutland/Latin-Fiesta-Kelowna
also - if you are downtown near the Delta Hotel - stop by here to p/u some wines to take up the hill w/ you - this is a lovely old building ... the way Kelowna used to be http://www.kelownamuseums.ca/museums/...
i assume you've checked urban spoon website http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/85/49645/British-Columbia/Big-White-restaurants
if you go shopping in town as recommended - to cook up at your condo (if that's what you have) look for Ogopogo brand meat products at Natures Fare in Kelowna
re: Georgia Strait
Thanks! We definitely will be doing some cooking at the condo so that's a great tip.
There's some info there that will definitely help. The problem with urban spoon or yelp is you get a lot of cell phone reviews that focus on things that didn't go right or were irritating to them rather than the food. "They had the nerve to charge us a shared plate fee!"
It's getting a bit more scare lately but always appreciated input on Chowhound since it's mostly experienced diners focused on the food. (That would know to look for a shared plate fee on the menu, which would make it a non issue.)
I was in Big White last year for Valentine's. We only ate out once over the course of the weekend, but it was a lovely dinner at Globe Cafe and Tapas bar. I specifically recall a dish with beets that was AMAZING! A bit pricey compared to what I'd pay in Vancouver, but that is par for the course up on the hill.
PS: If your accommodations include a kitchen and you plan on cooking, bring your own groceries, as the mark up at the market is INSANE!