Hidden away in the Bulldog Hotel near Silver Star Mountain, Allora serves up shareable portions of small-plate provender, bolstered by a rotating selection of local and imported wines. Break bread with compatriots or knitting-circle bros over a saucer of spanish mussels—tender New Zealand green-lipped mussels bathed in a warm rosé sauce and accompanied by garlicked toast ($10.95)—or seasoned baby-back ribs glazed with lemon pepper ($9.95). The uncarnivored can savor a sampling of tomato bocconcini, a smattering of roma tomatoes set atop fresh mozzarella and sprinkled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar ($9.95). Order separately, or bundle three small plates ($25.95). Finish off the feasting festivities with a rich slice of homemade tiramisu, which, when translated, means tiramisu ($6.95).
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.
Even as it soars across the deep, clear blue waters of Lake Okanagan, the Lake Lounge keeps its passengers, crew, and cooperative stowaways connected to a bevy of land-based pleasures. A comprehensive sound system blasts pleasurable beats throughout its two decks, and three flat-screen TVs reaching widths up to 50 inches broadcast the passengers' choice of entertainment. On the lower deck, vaulted ceilings soar over dinner tables and an electric fireplace keeps the room warm in colder weather, and on the open top deck passengers bask in lake breezes and take in panoramic views of the water and evergreen-coated shoreline. When not focused on the scenery, they step across an elevated dance floor lit by multicoloured lights or discuss their favourite childhood pet fish over tipples from a fully stocked bar.
Dinner-cruise passengers sup on a daily-changing menu that cycles through regular entrees such as cedar-plank salmon and peach barbecue chicken. As the Lake Lounge sails past opulent lakeside homes and the city skyline, the sun colours the sky as it sets and the stars sleepily stumble into place to form their constellations. The ship's crews also host wedding receptions, family reunions, and birthday parties on the dual decks.
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.
Globe Cafe & Tapas Bar's Executive Chef Gordon Spear packs his menu’s pages with shareable plates of global fusion cuisine that have won favourable media attention from publications such as Eat Drink Magazine and Savour Magazine. Lauded by Eat Drink Magazine as "creating a taste sensation with each individual dish," the kitchen whips up veggie, gluten-free, and meat tapas such as lamb korma meatballs and sun-dried tomato olive bruschetta. To cap off a day spent speeding down the slopes or hiding from roving gangs of snowshoers, diners can pair their meals with Caffè Umbria coffee, signature cocktails, and local and international wines.
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.