The Vanilla Pod Restaurant

The Vanilla Pod Restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery

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For Chef Bruno Terroso, guests’ dietary needs and food sensitivities aren’t an issue—they’re an inspiration. Each meal at The Vanilla Pod starts not with a menu but with a quick consultation with the server, who relay diners’ preferences to the kitchen in order to shape a one-of-a-kind experience. Today's Reserve selection invites you to sample Chef Terroso's off-the-cuff creativity with a choice of the following options:

  • Chef's tapas tasting dinner for two
  • Chef's tapas tasting dinner for four

In addition to tailoring his small plates to each guest, Chef Terroso regularly changes his tasting menu based on what's in season. Nearly every fruit and vegetable comes from one of five local growers, each one either certified organic or adhering to organic practices. Indeed, produce tends to be celebrated throughout the course of any menu, from the fresh greens and raspberry vinaigrette of an opening salad to the beets brightening up the risotto that accompanies a hanger steak to the berry coulis topping a decadent chocolate torte. The emphasis on freshness leads naturally to the menu’s pan-Mediterranean tendencies, but Terroso—who’s apt to change his menu from hour to hour—also creates daring cultural collisions with such inventions as a sushi pizza with panko crust and a plate of prawn falafel with pea shoots and lemon yogourt.

As guests indulge in Chef Terroso's menu, their eyes feast upon the view from Mount Munson through the year-old building’s wall of windows. Perched above Penticton on the side of Munson Mountain, The Vanilla Pod offers panoramic views of Okanagan Lake, Skaha Lake, and the city.

The Vanilla Pod

For the award-winning Chef Bruno Terroso, the ebb and flow of seasonal ingredients isn't an issue—it's an inspiration. Chef Terroso regularly changes his menu of tapas-style, shareable plates based on what's in season. Nearly every fruit and vegetable he serves comes from one of five local growers, each one either certified organic or adhering to organic practices. Indeed, produce tends to be celebrated throughout the course of any meal, from the fresh greens and raspberry vinaigrette of an opening salad to the beets and berry coulis brightening up the sockeye salmon. The emphasis on freshness makes sense given the menu’s pan-Mediterranean tendencies, but Terroso also creates daring cultural collisions such as sushi pizza with panko crust and lamb rack chops paired with potato gnocchi.

As guests indulge in Chef Terroso's menu, their eyes feast upon the view from Mount Munson through the three-year-old building’s wall of windows. Perched above Penticton on the side of Munson Mountain, The Vanilla Pod offers panoramic views of Okanagan Lake, Skaha Lake, and the city.

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    The Vanilla Pod Restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery

    425 Middle Bench Rd N

    Penticton, BC V2A 8S5

    +12504939463

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In a Nutshell

Tasting menu of chef-chosen savouries and sweets made with local produce and Ocean Wise–certified seafood, served with mountain views

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 24, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Dine-in only. Valid for dinner service only after 5:00 P.M. Not valid towards alcohol. Not valid 5/3-5 and 5/10-12/2013. Must mention Groupon during booking. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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