Pasta Factory, Penticton

Every now and then,  I get surprised…and pleasantly so. Today, while in Penticton, my husband decided to try something different for lunch. I hesitated because we have been so disappointed in the past. We drove to the Pasta Factory and went in. decor is rather funky – different levels and lots of art work. One, I have to say, I fell in love with. We were seated at a table with a view to the street.

Don ordered the white sauced clam chowder and his beer. I ordered the crab and spinach dip with focaccio bread and a glass of Pinot Grisgio.

I was so surprised. Don found the chowder to be second only to that from Moe’s in Oregon. Believe me, this is high praise indeed. We have actually had the chowder from Oregon shipped in on a few occasions, he loved it so much.

I, on the other hand, found the crab and spinach dip (warmed to perfection) to be better than one from another source that has the spinach and artichoke dip. I kid you not, we couldn’t eat it all, but it was plate licking good. Also, they had the best chilled wine I have had for a very long while in a restaurant. It was perfect.

Our server, Emily, was a terrific young lady. Pleasant, happy and knew her menu well. A great asset to have.

The next time you are wanting to try something new, head o n down to this place. It is a neat place to dine in.

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