4 Patios already open in the Okanagan

Check out this new column from Okanagan events guru Christina Ferreira

Spring has arrived. And with the weather we’ve had this week it arrived with many taking the opportunity to get outside and find reasons to be outside. A few local restaurants also took the opportunity to help us celebrate the warmer days by opening their patios. Do keep in mind that at this time of year patios open depending on weather but with the forecast showing no end of the warm weather in the near future we should have plenty of opportunity to socialize with friends on these patios while also getting in some much needed vitamin D. Bonus the restaurants on this list also have great views.

1.Summerhill Organic Bistro, Kelowna:

Join them for happy hour every day, dine on their regular menu or stop by for their daily specials including pizza night, prime rib night or fondue Thursday’s. If you haven’t been to Summerhill over the last year it’s time to get back there Chef has created a well rounded menu with many vegan and gluten free options.

For more information and to view their menu visit them online: www.summerhill.bc.ca

2. O’Rourkes Peak Cellars, Lake Country:

The Garden Bistro features a scenic 60 seat vineyard-side patio with breathtaking views of surrounding orchards, rolling mountains and Okanagan Lake. They have an onsite ½ acre organic vegetable garden, only steps away from the Bistro, gives Chef Alex Lavroff and his team the most fresh veggies and herbs to incorporate into his daily menu showcasing true local flavours; the ultimate farm to table experience.

For more information and to preview their menu www.orourkespeakcellars.com

3. Hotel Eldorado, Kelowna

The lounge patio is open. An evening spent in the Hotel Eldorado’s award-winning Kelowna lakeside restaurant will be an evening to remember. Executive Chef, Marc Schoene strives to take advantage of the Okanagan’s bounty of seasonal and organic products provided by local suppliers. Boasting fantastically prepared AAA Sterling Silver Beef selections, fresh seafood and an award-winning wine list featuring over 150 different labels – nothing beats dining lakeside at the El. Check out their menu www.hoteleldoradokelowna.com

4. Old Vines Restaurant, West Kelowna:

Named one of the Top 100 Restaurants in Canada, Old Vines Restaurant is an all-seasons culinary destination, open year-round. Chef Roger Sleiman and his team create spectacular dishes made from the freshest local ingredients, providing guests with a true taste of the Okanagan.

Have a look at their menu online www.quailsgate.com/dine

About the author:

Christina Ferreira is the owner of Impact Events & Brand Management located in Kelowna. When not helping businesses with their events and getting their brand out to the world she’s busy exploring the Okanagan’s beaches, wineries, patios and hiking with her dogs Grace and Penny.

christina@impactevents.ca

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