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Watermark Beach Resort Restaurant has a nice patio overlooking the beach and Osoyoos Lake. It is as the name suggests part of Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, British Columbia. Overall, this resort is a slice of heaven in BC and definitely should make it onto the […]
Watermark Beach Resort Osoyoos British Columbia is beautiful hotel right on Osoyoos Lake. The hotel is beach front and lake facing. The a beautiful sunny day, the view is quite spectacular. Too bad we came here while it was cloudy. I hope you have better luck than us. After reading the good reviews and found some pretty good deals on Bookings.com for Watermark Beach Resort Hotel.
We came to Osoyoos for a Bachelorette weekend. We liked that Watermark Beach Resort is pretty central to wineries we had on our list. It is only about 15 mins to Tinhorn Creek Winery Okanagan (Miradoro restaurant is voted best of BC and the best of the Okanagan Valley) and Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. Watermark Beach Resort is also about 45 mins drive to See Ya Later Ranch Winery.
Watermark Beach Resort has a nice pool with water-slides, hot tub, patio dining and also an in-house spa. We definitely took advantage of their therapeutic RMT Massage at Illumination Spa! I love a good deep tissue sports massage!
The rooms are spacious and clean. Beds are firm (not soft that breaks your backs). I love the patio space overlooking the pool and lake. It makes having a beer and wine brought back from the wineries enjoyable!
I’m looking forward to coming back here with Dave. It will definitely be a different experience as a couple than with the girls! If you ask what’s the number one hotel in Osoyoos? I would probably say Watermark Beach Resort Hotel.
Watermark Beach Resort Hotel
Watermark Beach Resort Hotel The Wine Bar & Patio
Cuisine: Resort Hotel, Spa, Pacific Northwest
15 Park Pl, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
See Ya Later Ranch Winery Tour located in Okanagan Falls, Osoyoos, British Columbia is one of the best winery in BC. This October 2014, it won the most prestigious wine award in British Columbia – taking home the Premier’s Wine Award. See Ya Later’s 2012 Rover […]
Not so long ago I went on a girls only road trip to Osoyoos, British Columbia. I’ve been to Summerland many times, but never to the South Okanagan Valley. I am still dreaming about the beautiful summer weather, blue skies and the meal we […]
Enjoy a breathtaking view on high overlooking the shores of Lake Okanagan in Westbank’s Mission Hill Family Estate while sipping on wine in an upscale romantic restaurant. This is one of the wonderful escapes while touring the Okanagan wineries. After the tour through the Mission Hill Winery, it’s nice to kick back and relax while being spoiled with great food at Terrace Restaurant Mission Hill Winery.
Terrace Restaurant Mission Hill Winery has a stunning dinner menu with an amazing view. I can not imagine a better place than to have dinner overlooking the vineyard and Okanagan Lake.
Farmhouse Butter & Vanilla Lobster Tail ‘sous vide’ 19: served with foie gras, maple cured steelhead caviar. How could I resist the precisely controlled temperature of cooking vacuum sealed lobster in airtight plastic bags bathed in a water. The perfected cooked Nephropidae is sweet while preserving its sashimi state.
Served alongside is the foie gras and mini toasted brioche. A smooth fatty foie gras to contrast the bouncy sweetness of the lobster.
And finished off with a savory lobster bisque soup in a shot glass. The saltiness of the concentrates cuts thru the fattiness of foie gras.
Estate Cured Bacon Wrapped Petite Bison Tenderloin 33: served with Okanagan cherry, forest mushroom tart. It is like a perfect canvas against the setting sun. The natural light captures the vivid colors of the dish embedding it against my iris. My brain salivates before I even had a bite. Bacon is slightly charred and crispy while the bison is cooked to perfection. Tender. Moist. Juicy. Tart cherries and earthy vegetables provides a bright flavor of freshness to this handsome dish.
Wine Fed Sezmu Beef Striploin & Braised Shortrib 31: served with polenta ‘frites’, sage & moja coffee jus. A smoky au jus and a tender striploin. A standard but perfectly seared piece.
Chocolate truffles melting in my mouth with fruit jellies salutes my day a fond farewell. Adieu!
Mission Hill Winery
Cuisine: Winery, Vineyard
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1730 Mission Hill Rd, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E4
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If you are ever smitten by with the abundance of fresh fruits at hand while enjoying a beautiful sunny day, you are probably no stranger to U Pick farms. If you enjoy eating plump blueberries, strawberries and loganberries, than you will more than likely love cherries as well. During summertime my friends and I love to travel – road trips, boating, flying off somewhere… you name it. Last year we decided to go to Summerland to visit some wineries, go kayaking, and of course visit a U Pick Farm for cherries. On the way home we arrived at what seemed to be a promising land abundant with cherries at Dickinson Family Farm in Summerland, Okanagan. There were a lot of people parked in the parking lot, but it was strange when reviews were scarce. Perhaps people were having such a great time that there is no need for such things. This is not true and definitely I feel it is my duty to report such faults
Please be forewarned that this is not your ideal cheery post. In fact this post serves as a warning to fellow cherry-picking-I-want-a-good-time comrades. As we were lining up eagerly waiting to pay, we were shunned for
- Wanting to pay for 3 ladders instead of 6. There were 3 girls and 3 guys. As for myself I do not feel safe climbing a 12 foot ladder without Dave holding on tightly below. Neither did the other 2 girls.
- Telling the “nice” lady that we’d like to pay for 6 admissions but only needed 3 ladders
As strange as it sounds, the “nice” lady actually thought we were ripping her off. It doesn’t matter really if we had 3 ladders or 6, how many pounds of cherries you end up picking is how many pounds of cherries we will pay for… Clearly a PHD is not needed to understand that.
Nevermind. Finally after some time the gatekeeper finally let us through. Happily praising ourselves for picking the biggest, baddest cherry we were “greeted” by the owner – who is a real champion when it comes to alienating his customers and making racist and condescending remarks… Let’s call him Dick. He was a real DICK. He dicked us around the whole time and we thought to ourselves he is a real Dick!
Dick did not like the fact that we were picking the low-hanging cherries. He, in fact, did not like that we moved our ladders away from the particularly sparse looking cherry trees he directed us to. Dick also did not appreciate that we moved too slowly out of his majesty’s way as he directed us to another sparse cherry tree.
What Dick wanted was cheap Chinese labour to help him pick all the cherries hanging way high above the clouds so that he and his staff did not need to do anything. Funny how this is a U-Pick Farm… Last time I checked, the definition of a U Pick Farm was that you can pick what you want, where you want (away from restricted areas of course), and pay for how many pounds you’ve picked.
Sorry Sir, I do not work for you. I did not pay to be accosted by your racist remarks regarding how I do not understand English. And I certainly did not deserve to be patronized by your discriminatory foul behavior.
In fact, I don’t care how plump or how juicy the cherries may be. I’ll consider the paid ladders and admission a sunk cost. Never again. Be Warned.
You are not the only U Pick Cherry farm in BC! Please visit:
Mike & Lizzy’s U-Pick Cherries – Kelowna BC
4801 Lakeshore Dr.
Kelowna Land & Orchard – Kelowna BC
3002 Dunster Road
Paynter’s Fruit Market – Westside Kelowna (Westbank BC)
3687 Paynter Road
Westbank BC, V4T 1R1
Dickinson Family Farm
Cuisine: Farm, Cherries, Fruits
8:00 am until 5:00 pm
starting July 15th each year
17208 Bentley Rd, British Columbia V0H 1Z3
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What are you doing this Valentine’s? Will you be spending time with loved ones or a fun night out for Galentines? The best way to celebrate is to enjoy a nice meal together! We’ve curated a list of fun and romantic restaurants on Valentine’s Day just for you! This list will be updated up to the V-day! Check back regularly to see what’s up!
Thai meals are best enjoyed when dishes are shared amongst family and friends. Traditionally, each dish should contribute to the balance of four main styles: hot, sour, sweet and salty. Chef An’s dishes are based on authentic Thai recipes with innovative twists innovative twists that allow for local, sustainably harvested, organic ingredients wherever possible. Set menu is $75 per person with wine pairing options.
- ma hor: candied prawns and chicken on pineapple with crispy shallots and peanuts
- latiang: lobster, caramelized coconut, lemongrass, caviar
- miang: hamachi, side stripe prawns, ikura
- hot and sour salmon soup: sous-vide salmon, crispy skin, tamarind leaves; OR
- duck with crab consommé: young coconut, shiitake, double duck broth
Choose one salad, one main and one curry.
Choice of salad:
- crispy sablefish floss salad: green mango, duck fat cashews, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf; OR
- wagyu beef salad: chili jam, orange, fried shallots, betal leaf
Choice of main:
- whole sea bass: 3 flavour sauce, crispy shallots, fried basil; OR
- caramelized beef tenderloin: caramel nahm jim, peanuts, shaved palm heart
Choice of curry:
- scallop curry: hor mok, steamed curry custard with red curry and scallops; OR
- duck curry: red curry, confit duck leg, roasted duck breast
- black sticky rice: coconut syrup, tapioca, Thai fruit; OR
- coconut ice cream sundae: compressed fruits, meringue, gold dust
La Mezcaleria | 68 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 | (778) 379-6447
La Mezcaleria doesn’t normally take resos for two, but they will be at both the Commercial and Gastown locations this Valentine’s day, serving the regular menu and drinks a-la-carte. It’s a nice option for those who want a little more low-key Valentine’s, or for Mexican food and Margarita lovers .
Tableau Bar Bistro | 1181 Melville St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A3 | (604) 639-8692
Loden Hotel is offering a month-long romance package in partnership with Tableau Bar Bistro, where guests receive some romantic in-room amenities, a special Lover’s Menu at Tableau Bar Bistro (different from the Valentine’s Day menu), and breakfast in bed or at Tableau. This is a great option for those who want to make a night of it and enjoy a relaxing staycation.
Ancora | 1600 Howe St #2, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L9 | (604) 681-1164
Guaranteed to be among Vancouver’s best seats in town, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio’s romantic Juliet balcony features sweeping views of False Creek and Granville Island – and this Valentine’s Day, a pair of lucky guests will be selected at random to experience the restaurant’s most requested table. Throughout the night, diners can opt for Ancora’s a la carte menu, as well as a selection of Peruvian and Japanese plates for two prepared by Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde – all complemented by a ‘pink sheet’ featuring rosé wines and bubbles handpicked by the award-winning sommelier team.
Burdock & Co | 2702 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E8 | (604) 879-0077
This Valentine’s Day, Burdock & Co welcomes lovers, friends and fans alike to partake in an intimate dining celebration guaranteed to tantalize taste buds with a special prix fixe menu. Nestled within a plethora of bustling bars, boutiques and eateries at the east end of bohemian Main Street, Burdock & Co is an established hub for sustainable, refined cooking with a rustic, chic and energetic atmosphere.
On Tuesday, February 14, guests are invited to cozy up over candlelight and toast to love as they enjoy an extensive multi-course feast of flavours crafted by Executive Chef and Owner Andrea Carlson and the talented culinary team. Artfully plated vegetable-forward dishes make the most of sustainable seafood, organic produce and ethically-raised meats. Farm-to-table share plates of local B.C. bounty will leave guests inspired, and the naturalist wine selection will set the mood for intimate conversation.
burdockandco.com Time: First seating at 6:00pm & 6:30pm, second seating at 8:00pm & 8:30pm. Ticket pricing: $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity. To reserve: Limited tickets for both seatings can be purchased online at Eventbrite or by calling (604) 879-0077.
Celebrate the season of romance in the comfort of a warm, authentic Italian Trattoria. Cibo is offering a delightful four-course set menu for two that features indulgent plates like hand-made saffron chitarra pasta with fresh Saltspring clams; Wine-braised Lamb Shank on a bed of soft polenta; and a Flourless Chocolate Cake to share with your sweetheart. The feature menu is $75 perperson (no a la carte available) and seatings are every hour; to reserve please call (604) 602-9570 or visit cibotrattoria.com.
This Valentine’s Day, Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar’s award-winning bar team will highlight three handpicked premium wine selections by the bottle paired with an indulgent complimentary chocolate tasting. Raise a glass to your special someone and celebrate the evening in style with exciting champagne sabering in a welcoming and lively environment.
Valentine’s Dinner on Vancouver Island
OLO Restaurant | 509 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 2P3 | (250) 590-8795
Get ready to fall in love over local food and drink and celebrate that which is close to the heart with Valentine’s dinner at OLO. Reserve an early seating and enjoy a five-course menu of beautifully plated dishes comprised of the freshest local produce, meats, and seafood ($70, plus tax and gratuity). The second seating of the evening will feature a sumptuous seven-course menu to savour into the later hours ($80, plus tax and gratuity). Valentine’s themed cocktails crafted with local B.C. spirits and expert wine pairings will be available for an additional charge. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at (250) 590-8795. olorestaurant.com
Valentine’s Dinner in Okanagan Falls
Liquidity Bistro | 4720 Allendale Road, Okanagan Falls, BC | (778) 515-5500
Liquidity Bistro is pleased to announce an advance opening of its 2017 season with the launch of an intimate, four-day Valentine’s menu. Guests may book reservations for Valentine’s brunch (February 11 & 12), Valentine’s dinner specials (February 10-12) and Valentine’s Day dinner on February 14. With 30 acres of panoramic vineyard scenery and a bounty of fresh local ingredients for inspiration, new Executive Chef Simon Bouchard and his team have crafted a variety of inspired and exclusive menus for the Valentine’s Week occasion. Diners can indulge in savoury tarts and pastries served alongside innovative brunch dishes, such as beef & eggs cassolette, Fraser Valley duck confit and crispy poached egg salad. Completing the meal is the signature mimosa, made with fresh orange juice and Liquidity Bubbly.
On February 10-12, guests can enjoy Valentine’s dinner specials inspired by the local harvest. On Tuesday, February 14, an exquisite three-course menu will be served, accompanying amuse bouches and mignardise with appetizers, mains, and sinfully sweet desserts. Guests may choose to add expert wine pairings with their courses for an additional charge. Vegetarian dishes will also be available. To book a Valentine’s dining experience at Liquidity Bistro, please visit www.opentable.com/liquidity-bistro. Reservations are recommended and are required for the Valentine’s Day dinner on Tuesday, February 14 ($52 plus tax and gratuity per person). liquiditywines.com/Bistro
Where are you doing to Vday? Let me know in the comments below!
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