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$20 for $40 Worth of Lunch or Sunday Brunch for Two or More
The spring menu's shareable plates, such as crab cake corn dogs ($13.95) and mini apple quesadillas ($9.95), lay out a red carpet for entrees such as a B.C. salmon fillet with spring-pea risotto ($27.95) and pomodoro pasta with Pacific white prawns ($17.95). On Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a brunch of seasonal fruit, scrambled eggs, hickory-smoked bacon, and chef-made energy bars fuels late risers ($19.99/person). See their available hours here.
Cabana Bar and Grille
Even from the outside, Cabana Bar and Grille looks stunning—a towering lakeside edifice crowned with handsome wood-beam awnings, surrounded by potted palms, and illuminated by the flames of outdoor fire pits. Past the gurgling fountain and cushioned furniture of the patio, hanging globes tie the indoor decor to the outdoor, spotlighting spacious leather booths and abstract artwork on the walls. In a lounge area, flat-screen TVs complement curtained walls between windows that, like giants peeking in from outside, yawn from floor to ceiling.
This vibrant and sophisticated setting creates a fitting backdrop for chef Diana Johnston equally complex and upscale menu of internationally inspired dishes. Johnston—a veteran of Top Chef Canada and Food Network's Chopped Canada —folds Okanagan seasonal ingredients into artisanal pizzas, pastas, and specialties. To complement the flavours of Alberta certified Angus beef, B.C. salmon, and local produce, the restaurant offers Okanagan wines and a colourful array of posh cocktails, including cosmopolitans with top-shelf vodka and mangojitos with fresh mint.