Outside the bright-yellow Victorian house that stands amid a copse of trees, diners on the front patio sit underneath bright-yellow umbrellas in warm weather, tucking into seared fish, grilled steaks, and curries. Others do the same inside the house's intimate, candle-lit dining room. The Yellow House Restaurant, housed inside the old Williams Inn 1906 heritage building, welcomes guests onto its historic grounds for meals of international flavours paired with wine from the Okanagan and other regions.
Owners Robert Ahlgren and Darren Stanfield craft a menu with fresh local produce, meats, seafood, and other ingredients. Chefs assemble the meal components in-house, including soups, sauces, and dressings. Seasonal dishes that focus on regional North American recipes, such as steelhead trout, lamb, and pork, are garnished with rhubarb and blueberry compotes, wild mushrooms, and cream reductions. Some dishes focus on the culinary traditions of Europe, South America, and Asia?chicken tagliatelle escorts curry and mango chutney, and rib-eye steak arrives tableside drizzled in an argentine chimichurri sauce. Yellow House also caters group functions held in a private dining room, and hosts local and touring musicians.
The restaurant is open for dinner every night from 5 p.m. to close, with a three-course prix-fixe menu on Monday nights, and serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday?Friday.
A chain of restaurants founded in 1952, Fatburger’s team of skilled grillsmiths tirelessly bustles about kitchens across the continent whipping up platefuls of fresh, cooked-to-order diner fare. Upon receiving each patron’s order, chefs spring into action meticulously preparing feasts from the finest of ingredients including AAA Alberta beef, hand-picked produce, and cholesterol-free oil. Frozen treat specialists plunge scoops into ice cream containers, extracting creamy orbs to be transformed into milkshakes so old fashioned that they only enter the straw after donning a set of pearls. Fostering an authentic atmosphere, each Fatburger location features retro decor and enforces a strict poodle-skirt-only dress code for all diners.
Rusty's Steakhouse has all the ingredients of the quintessential sports lounge: flat-screen TVs, a menu of hearty steak-house food, beautiful waitresses, and a lager that can only be served in a Stanley Cup. Servers bustle among the intimate booths, cushy armchairs, and 14 pool tables, bearing meat-laden plates along with glasses of specialty cocktails and fine wines. Bright lights and glimmering screens spotlight a variety of special events, such as karaoke nights and Retro Rock Trivia.
Itto Sushi?s chefs aren't content to stop at regular sushi rolls. They're always looking for new ways to express their creativity, such as the edible cones that they painstakingly construct from sheets of dried seaweed. Inside each of these handmade cones, you're liable to find sliced salmon, spicy tuna, tobiko, and creamy avocado. Of course, the chefs still make the classic rolls as well as anybody, piling up to 55 pieces of sushi onto party trays.
At all hours, the sound of a whisk against a bowl rings through Cafe Soleil as chefs scramble eggs for an all-day breakfast menu. Omelettes bursting with pepper jack cheeses, grilled chicken, and house-made salsas rest alongside eggs benedict prepared in several different fashions. As the morning sun fades and even roosters that know ?Stairway to Heaven? pipe down, guests switch to grilled turkey burgers and other sandwiches.
Family owned and modern, Poppadoms prepares contemporary yet authentic Indian dishes fresh with natural ingredients. The extensive menu nods respectfully to the past with vegetable pakoras ($7) and samosas ($7)—recipes the proprietors inherited from their mother and grandmother—while also charging full-speed ahead into an unknown, cuisine-bending wormhole with innovative signature dishes such as tender, coconut-crusted halibut pieces topped with silky curry sauce ($25). Butter chicken ($16) grounds hungry avivores while vegetarians can enjoy the saag paneer's succulent blend of garlic and spinach ($14) or the yoghurt and black lentils of daal makhani ($12). Groups of diners can slide into capacious booths beneath minimalist earth-toned murals to dish out hearty helpings of family-style delicacies and motherly guilt, and those with special nutritional needs can enjoy gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegan eats.