Live jazz musicians serenade diners at 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar on Friday nights in July and August. The music drifts across the massive outdoor patio and onto the adjacent Two Eagles Golf Course before blending with the sound of the wind rippling across Okanagan Lake. Bartenders chat with regulars about the day?s round while they pour wines by the bottle or glass and garnish martinis with errant golf balls. This elegant scene suits the kitchen's upscale cuisine, which includes made-from-scratch soups, grilled tiger prawns, and, of course, its signature steaks.
The restaurant knows great steaks start with high-quality beef. That's why 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar uses Alberta AAA Certified Angus or Sterling Silver steaks whose luscious marbling helps seal in flavor. Finished with butter and a secret blend of spices, the steaks arrive on tables accompanied by locally procured vegetables and the kitchen's renowned demi-glace.
The luscious concoction is made in-house, starting with stock made from beef bones, mirepoix, and red wine. Once the stock is ready, it's added to braising liquid and reduced. Then, red wine is added and it's reduced again. The result? A rich sauce so tasty many customers claim they'd drink it by the glassful.