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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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”13791″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]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![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_raw_html]JTNDYSUyMGhyZWYlM0QlMjJodHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGd3d3LmFucmRvZXpycy5uZXQlMkZjbGljay03NTY1NDA0LTEyMTc1NjY5LTE0MjgwOTk0MTEwMDAlMjIlMjB0YXJnZXQlM0QlMjJfdG9wJTIyJTNFJTBBJTNDaW1nJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5mdGpjZnguY29tJTJGaW1hZ2UtNzU2NTQwNC0xMjE3NTY2OS0xNDI4MDk5NDExMDAwJTIyJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI3MjglMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjI5MCUyMiUyMGFsdCUzRCUyMiUyMiUyMGJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMkYlM0UlM0MlMkZhJTNF[/vc_raw_html][divider line_type=”No Line”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”13793″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][image_with_animation image_url=”13794″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]The outdoor patio dining area is great for watching the sunset. The sky turns all sorts of jewel colors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”13804″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][image_with_animation image_url=”13805″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][image_with_animation image_url=”13790″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]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
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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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Ford Canada graciously took us out with their brand new Ford Fusion 2017. What a better way to exemplify this vehicle by going to a town in Vancouver that is experiencing the combination of old traditions and new changes.
- East and West
- Old and New
- Traditions and Modern Technique
I grew up around Chinatown (my parents would take me every weekend for grocery shopping), and often thought it was a forgotten town in Vancouver. When I walked around as a child I would see mostly senior citizens reside in this area. The buildings were historic, but mostly abandoned.
As I paid more attention to the culinary scene of Vancouver, I realized a revolution was happening in Chinatown. New and talented chefs would seek store fronts in these spaces of Chinatown that has been vacant for many years.
Sai Woo at 158 East Pender Street popped up on my radar before it was opened. This restaurant paid homage to Sai Woo Chop Suey, which opened in 1925. Inside you see a complete renovation while displaying keepsake of heydays. Falken Reynolds balance designed between old and the new, with symbolic allusions throughout the two-level, 188 seat restaurant and bar.
During Dine Out Vancouver, Sai Woo offers only the $40 per person Prix Fixe menu. Popular a la carte items are off the table.
Moscow Mule Mocktail (right) | Chinatown Mule (left) for a refreshing and spicy twist. Jack Daniels, Dickies Ginger Beer, lime and bitters.
Hakka Style Stuffed Tofu: Saoxing wine glaze, minced pork, braised leeks, chili vinaigrette. Heavy salt content that makes this dish cringe-worthy.
Korean Beef Tenderloin Yukkae: this beef tartare was fresh and loaded Chinese sauces and oils. Served with Asian pear salad, egg yolk, and nori.
Szechuan Veal Cheeks: 24 hr sous vide veal cheeks was soft, moist and tender. Served with smoked cauliflower puree, market chinatown vegetables (bak choy).
Cantonese Style Garlic Prawns: This reminded me of black bean stir fry prawn dish may parents would make at home. Garlic confit, chili, and market Chinatown vegetables.
Nama Chocolate: Rich and smooth chocolate dessert and sprinkled with sea salt and espresso crumble. Break the sweetness with Yuzu curd.
Matcha Coconut Panna Cotta: Perhaps my only favorite dish of the night is this heavy creamed panna cotta. Fragrant and smooth. Served with grape coulis, candied pistachios, and coconut shavings.
We may or may not have taken the new 2017 Ford Fusion around the corner for some gourmet plant-based Virtuous Pie. Thank goodness for back up cameras and the Fusion being so nimble parking in tight spaces. After all, it is a #FusionFoodie kind of night!
This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own.
SAI WOO DINE OUT DINNER MENU 2017
- Dine Out Menus are available January 20th to February 5th, 2017
- Neighborhood: Chinatown
- Cuisine Type: Chinese
- Dinner Menu Price: $40
- Lunch Menu Price:
- Gluten-Free Options Available: Yes
- Vegetarian Options Available: Yes
korean beef tenderloin yukkae – asian pear salad, egg yolk, nori (gf)
BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: desert hills gamay noir, 2015, VQA, Okanagan Valley
hakka style stuffed tofu – saoxing wine glaze, minced pork, braised leeks, chili vinaigrette (gf)
BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: volcanic hills gewurtztraminer, 2015, VQA, Okanagan Valley
grilled romaine kimchi salad – grilled baby romaine, korean fermented chilies, baby radish (gf)(v)
BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: elderflower 75 house cocktail
szechuan veal cheeks- 24 hr sous vide veal cheeks, smoked cauliflower puree, market chinatown vegetables (gf)
BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: 1sr row pinot noir, 2013, VQA, Similkameen Valley
cantonese style garlic prawns – garlic confit, chili, market chinatown vegetables (gf)
BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: 1sr row pinot gris, 2013, VQA, Okanagan Valley
vegetarian jap chae -vegetable medley, sweet potato noodles, smoked shitake (gf)(v)
BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: desert hills gamay noir, 2015, VQA, Okanagan Valley
nama chocolate – yuzu curd, espresso crumble (v)
BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: desert hills ambassador port style wine, Okanagan Valley
matcha coconut panna cotta – grape coulis, candied pistachios, coconut shavings (gf)(v)
BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: desert hills ice wine , Okanagan Valley
Cuisine: Chinese, Fusion
Tue 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sun 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
158 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T3
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