Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of lunch fare at Victoria Rd Deli & Bistro. The Bistro is open Monday–Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch.
Sweeping up accolades across Okanagan Life's Readers' Choice Awards, Victoria Rd Deli & Bistro bolsters its Mediterranean flourishes with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Ease into a lunchtime reprieve from high-noon showdowns by perusing the menu for appetizers such as the house-made frites, a potato, yam, and parsnip triad complemented by house-made ketchup ($8). Herd taste buds towards paninis stuffed with such gourmet fillings as the house-smoked duck ham, portobello mushrooms, and aged Balderson cheddar ($12). More robust entrees include the 6-ounce sirloin-steak sandwich on garlic toast ($13.50) or the classic duck confit, bedecked with local organic greens and Okanagan-cherry chutney ($12.50).
Beneath the warm glow of drop-down lighting, diners can perch at the spacious, wraparound concrete bar and tipple an ever-changing menu of fine wines, hand selected to complement each dish the way an under-bed chamber orchestra complements a blissful slumber.