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Hooded Merganser Restaurant, Penticton, B.C.

After completing our hair appointments at the wonderful Shingata Salon, I took my husband for lunch at the Hooded Merganser (same site). http://www.hoodedmerganser.ca/

I must tell you first that  I went to the Casino for about 30 minutes and WON again. I love that place. Now…..back to lunch.

Don ordered the luncheon special. It consisted of Beet Borscht and a Rueben sandwich. He loved the soup – flavours were super good but the sandwich, due to the fact the sauerkraut was so “wet” the toast became very soggy. This sort of detracted from the ample portion.

I ordered the Spinach and Pecan salad. This was really good. Not cheap on the pecans (which I love), strawberries, a beautiful goat cheese (Chevre) and..get this..take fresh figs and slice them in small discs…dehydrate them and add them to the salad. What a winner this addition is.

Don tried it and loved the figs. Add a glass of Pinot Gris for me and it was a great lunch. We came home feeling really happy and content. What a wonderful day! What a wonderful life we lead here.

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Salty’s Restaurant, Penticton

What a  treat today.  Don took me for lunch to Salty’s in Penticton.  They have the girls with the prettiest smiles on the planet as their servers. Love dining here. http://www.saltysbeachhouse.com/

 A good change are the adjustments made to their lunch menu.


These changes are all for the good  I might add.  Don ordered the Fisherman’s Bowl which came with rice on the side and hot, fresh Naan bread.  He loved it.  It was the 1/2 order size and it had some shrimp, scallops, a couple of mussels and clams and white fish,  along with a bevy of vegetables in a coconut milk/curry sauce. He said it tasted like Pad Thai. It was mildly spicy hot. This was a new size for lunch.


On the other hand, I ordered the crab cakes that came with a fantastic salad and garlic toast.  Mine is one of the newer items on the menu.  It was great tasting,  but needs a little adjustment to make it perfect.  The adjustment (in my mind) was to add another crab cake to make it three small ones OR enlarge the size of the two that were served. It wouldn’t be disappointing to the eye then.  The salad was spring greens with toasted almonds and big, juicy blueberries with a wonderful dressing.


To add to the sins of the day, we shared a dessert.  Chocolate cake with a layer of caramel, ganache, another layer of chocolate cake and a ganache frosting sitting on a raspberry coulis.  Uhuh!  It was fabulous.


Our server, Kiara has a smile that lights up a room when she is attendng to  customers.


As always, great place, great staff and a manager who is on top of it all, all the time.  We will return for sure.

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