The Italian Kitchen Company acquires Lake Country eatery

The Italian Kitchen Company has acquired The District Eatery in Lake Country, formerly Ricardo’s

Vice president Katie Dahl announced The Italian Kitchen Company’s acquisition of The District Eatery in Lake Country Sunday, Dec. 2. (Photo submitted)

Vernon’s own The Italian Kitchen Company has closed the acquisition of The District Eatery formerly known as Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen.

Katie Dahl, vice president of Pretium Restaurant Group and general manager of The Italian Kitchen, said Sunday that they have acquired the renowned Lake Country restaurant.

“We are very excited about this transaction. Not only does it add another talented management team to our business but it also provides our restaurant group with a solid platform to support its organic growth and business acquisition initiatives in B.C.,” Dahl said.

Related: Vernon’s Italian Kitchen announces new restaurant manager

Related: Chef dishes on his Italian Kitchen

Tucked away on a quiet road outside Kelowna, Dahl said that the Tuscan-inspired 50-seat dining room designed by Georgie Award-winner Tara Trompetter makes the location a perfect fit for The Italian Kitchen – Lake Country.

Further, Dahl said that Ricardo’s and The Italian Kitchen share the same passion of freshly prepare dishes and no deep fryers that will continue for years to come.

Head chef Rob Dew and newly-appointed general manager Tanzice Jonasson both of The Italian Kitchen Lake Country have signed definitive agreements as equity managing partners of The Italian Kitchen Lake Country, Dahl said.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

West Kelowna reopens beach volleyball, new pickleball courts

The City of West Kelowna is asking residents to maintain safe distancing

RDCO announces spring poetry contest winners

The district received 70 poems starting from May 1

City prepares for high water at Mission Creek

Property owners are being advised to prepare for flooding

Mother duck and babies rescued from Highway 97 in Lake Country

The mother and nine ducklings were taken to Duck Lake

Non-food vendors coming back to Kelowna farmers’ market this weekend

The Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market is welcoming back several artisans on Saturday

Only four new COVID-19 cases, 228 active across B.C.

Health officials watching as activities ramp up

Parts of the TCT through Princeton will open to motorized vehicles Monday

Parts of the KVR trail through Princeton will open for motorized vehicles… Continue reading

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

North Okanagan farmers’ markets excited to welcome artisans back amid COVID-19

Provincial health officer announced non-food items to return to markets this weekend

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Chef brings farm-to-table approach to new Shuswap restaurant

Darren Bezanson opening Bistro 1460 at Hilltop Inn

Trudeau acknowledges racial unrest in U.S.; ‘We also have work to do in Canada’

‘Anti-black racism, racism, is real; it’s in the United States, but it’s also in Canada,’ Trudeau says

EDITORIAL: Revisiting alcohol consumption

A proposal to allow alcohol consumption in some public spaces in Penticton deserves consideration

Most Read