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Walnut Beach Resort

Last night was the ‘final’ cooking class from Osoyoos Home Hardware and Frances. It was a combination of three local companies: Walnut Beach Resort, http://www.walnutbeachresort.com/ Osoyoos Home Hardware http://www.homehardware.ca/en/dealer-microsites/5568-1/contact-information.htm and CC Jentsch Cellars. http://www.ccjentschcellars.com/ What a way to finish the season of fun.

Chef Justin and his Sous Chef Todd did amazing work for 40 people. They work so well together and keep it light and fun.

The menu was:

Himalayan Salt Grilled Prawns with Peach Cocktail Sauce

Double thick Prime Rib Steaks, bone-in, cooked on BBQ

Roasted Garlic and Herb Butter for basting

Pan roasted rosemary potatoes with grilled onions

Rum Flambe Cherries over Vanilla Pudding with a Cashew Crumble Topping

The wines that Philippe Daigle paired with these courses was :

Viognier 2012 with the Prawns

The Chase 2012 with the entree, and

a beautiful Gewurztaminer 2013 with the Cherry dish.

Everything was a perfect finish. The view from the patio and bbq kitchen is breathtaking. the staff at the hotel were impeccable with their service, smiles galore and oh so polite. The wines were carefully explained and with humor as well.

If, for no other reason than  ‘I just want to go out for dinner’  comes into mind, be sure to add this treasure to your list of places to visit.

To one and all involved with the planning and execution of last night, a huge-big thank you. It was so very worth it.

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The Patio Restaurant-NK’MIP Cellars, Osoyoos

For our 21st Anniversary, we drove to Osoyoos (20 minutes away) to dine at The Patio. It was hot (33 degrees) and in to the evening and let me assure you, the view is beyond breathtaking. The Patio is at the edge of the mountain and the view encompasses the lake, vineyards, and orchards as far as the eye can see. http://www.nkmipcellars.com/The-Winery#patio

Some of the tables are on the grass  and the remainder on  the ‘patio’, but everyone has a 180 degree view.

Our server, Lorene, was truly delightful. She never missed a beat. The Cellar is offering a weekend (3 days) to eat, sample wine and stay at the resort and she explained this to us.

Don ordered the Smoked Salmon on a  bagel with a herbed cream cheese, red onion slices and a bit of greens to start and I ordered the Tomato/Chardonnay Soup.  Believe me, we didn’t leave anything on the plate.

The entree for Don was the Venison Meatballs with baked Polenta, baby carrots, green beans and grilled zucchini. He really enjoyed it saying the meatballs were tender and not dry.

My entree was the free-range Chicken with blue potato salad and almonds. Now this surprised me….I didn’t know it was a salad (cold) and when I put a potato in my mouth, it was cold. This was a delightful meal. The chicken was pure perfection and the baby blue potatoes with green beans and almonds was yummy. I also enjoyed a glass of Pinot Blanc. I am of the opinion, mine of course, that they have some of the best wines in the valley.

Now, of course, dessert. We could hardly move but ordered the dark chocolate pate with our coffee. OMG it simply melted in your mouth.

When Lorene brought us the bill, she also offered to include a bottle of their wines to take home with us. Great  marketing.

If you are  in the area, please be sure to drop in and enjoy the view, the servers, and of course, the great meal.

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