Great Okanagan places to eat, Part 1: Perennial favourites still pop on top
Food and restaurants writer Mia Stainsby’s first instalment in a three-part series on where to eat in the Okanagan
July 15, 2021 – Vancouver Sun
The late, legendary foodie James Barber once dubbed the Cowichan Valley “Canada’s Provence,” a title oft repeated by writers such as myself. But frankly, the southern France billing may better fit the Okanagan Valley, with its aromatic garrigue landscape softened by the carpets of lush vineyards, delicious wines and hot, dry summers.
Since we are now unleashed to travel B.C., here’s the first of my three-part series on where to eat in the Okanagan which, by the way, will in no way tell the whole story. First is a roundup of places I’ve visited in the past, have been around for some time, as well as a couple of newish ones. Travel safely!
RauDZ Regional Table
1560 Water St., Kelowna.
Rod Butters and Audrey Surrao pioneered a new level of dining in Kelowna 20 years ago with Fresco, which later rebranded to RauDZ Regional Table. All along, it’s been about local, sustainable, farm-to-table. Check out their 20th-year celebration menu, highlighting dishes from their past, like grilled sockeye salmon BLT on fig anise toast with pancetta and fennel fries.
Sunny’s Modern Diner
235 Bernard St., Kelowna.
Bright, cheery spot for brunch or lunch by the same folks as RauDZ Regional Table. Named after their golden retriever, the large photos of the seemingly smiling Sunny adds more cheer.