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Sep 10, 2012 01:29 PM

Kelowna suggestions

Hi all,
Heading up to Kelowna in a couple of weeks. There's a not lot of recommendations and most reviews I found on Chow are a bit dated. Some suggestions and critic for the list below is appreciated.

Here are my tentative choices
Day 1
Lunch-Firewood Bakery
Dinner-at condo or Everest

Day 2
Breakfast/snack-Farmers market
Dinner-Le Plateau Bistro

Day 3
Breakfast/Lunch ???
Dinner-Old Vines

Day 4
Breakfast-Cherry Pitt or at condo
Back to Vancouver.

Thanks all !!

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  1. My SO had a very nice dinner at Raudz last summer...

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    1. re: grayelf

      Yeah I had a great meal at Raudz a few weeks ago. We just asked the waiter to surprise us and everything we had was excellent. He brought us the heirloom tomatoes, the arctic char and the lamb. I'd definitely go back, but be prepared for a long wait (1.5 hours on long weekend Sunday).

      I also ate at Quail's Gate Old Vines for lunch. We ordered the burger (with upgraded fries), beets, and the cioppino, and the cioppino was a miss but the rest was excellent.

    2. Just got back from there last week. Had a fabulous dinner at Quail's Gate Old Vines. Definitely a hit, in fact, I believe one of my DP's had a "personal moment" with her steak, it was that good. Lol. We also did a dinner at Waterfront Wines, it was pretty good but I think Old Vines did better although the menu was much more interesting at Waterfront Wines. I ordered the sweetbreads to start, tasty but I wish they were crisper on the exterior. The pork belly starter was definitely a hit.

      For lunches, if you want to pick up stuff, try Valaroso Foods for really lovely Italian meats, olives, spreads, cheese and stuff. And save room for a visit to my favourite, Carmelis Goat Cheese Artisan's, the gelato is really good (and you can sample everything). Pick up bread and fruit from the Farmer's market on Saturday morning.

      I know it's cheesy, but I do love the Jammery for breakfast, just don't love the weekend lines and sounds like you're there for a weekend. They have an all eat can eat breakfast waffle for $5 or so on weekday mornings between 7am and 10?am. Got the peach version and it was delicious and the line up is non existent.

      Have fun, wish I was back there already.

      1. Lunch at MIssion Hill is never a bad idea!

        1. Spent a week there in August. Had an extremely good meal at Waterfront wine bar. Definitely go there and order the foie. Also the tasting menu at Mission Hill was excellent and has a great view.

          Had so so meals at Local and Tinhorn and one of the worst restaurant meals I've ever had at Peakfine at Sparkling Hill.

          Wanted to try Raudz but ran out of time.

          1. Thanks for the suggestion everyone ! I'm definitely going to try out Old vines.