Written By Guest Writer Events / Okanagan / Places Mar 26, 2012 Okanagan Planner March 26th to April 9th SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestThe first sign that Spring has officially sprung in the Okanagan is the re-opening of the Winery restaurants just in time for Easter. Lake Country- Gray Monk Estate Winery’s Grapevine Restaurant http://www.graymonk.com/ is open for lunch as of April 1st. Summerland- Bonitas Bistro http://www.bonitasbistro.com/ is now licensed and open. Naramata: Hillside Bistro http://hillsidewinery.ca/ opens on Saturday, March 31st Oliver & Osoyoos (OO-WA wine country): Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek, http://www.tinhorn.com/ Terrafina at Hester Creek, http://www.terrafinarestaurant.com/ the Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl http://www.bovwine.ca/the_restaurant.html are all open. March 27th–South Okanagan Wine Society dinner at Amante Bistro http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amante-Bistro/118408558204059 Join the South Okanagan Wine Society at Amante Bistro with wine pairings from Church and State Winery. http://churchandstatewines.com/ Starts at 6pm Tickets: $55.00 available at the Penticton BC Wine Information Centre or call Sharon Hickey 250-493-4040 March 31st– Big Whites at Big White Ski Resort http://www.bigwhite.com/plan-your-trip/special-offers/big-whites-at-big-white/6pm to 9pm at the Village Centre Mall. Features appetizers from Kettle Valley Steakhouse, 6 Degrees Bistro, Carvers, The Warehouse and Santé Bar & Grill as well as the Okanagan’s best white wines. Cost: $30.00 Tickets call: 250-491-6111. Ski & Stay packages starting at $77.00. Special Communal Table DinnersCommunal Table dining is all the rage in the Okanagan. So why not pull up a chair and join the conversation (as well as the fabulous food).Kelowna: Sunset Organic Bistro at Summerhill Pyramid Winery http://www.summerhill.bc.ca/ Three communal dinners on Thursdays-March 29th, April 26th and May 31st. $100.00+ incl.. wine.A seven course extravaganza focused on local farms with wine pairings included. This is sure to be a good night of conversation, local food and wine.Oliver: Miradoro at Tinhorn CreekTuesdays at 6:30pm until the end of May. $25.00The restaurant is dramatically rearranged to seat a communal table of either twenty-five or fifty. A seat at this Tuesday dinner table will find you rubbing shoulders with locals and visitors who have a love of food and wine. 3-4 course special seasonal menu.Penticton: Joy Road Catering ‘s http://joyroadcatering.com/special_events.htmStarting May 20th-Sundays Alfresco Dining & June 28th-Thursdays Winemakers Alfresco starting at $99.00+ incl. wine. 2012 line-up for their popular communal outdoor Alfresco dinners at the beautiful God’s Mountain Estate has been announced. Book early as these sell out every year. RauDZ Regional Table http://www.raudz.com/RAUDZ/home.html Every night- from the menuAnd you can’t mention communal table dining with mentioning RauDZ where every night the twenty-one foot long reclaimed heartwood pine table made without nails or screws in the centre of the restaurant encourages guests to sit back, relax and engage with their neighbors. Plan AheadSaturday, April 14th– Seedy Saturday Penticton http://downtownpenticton.org/event/seedy-saturday/Pick up your organic, heirloom & heritage seeds. Also bedding plants, produce and honey & more. Support the seeds of diversity! Monday, April 16th– Meet your Maker Okanagan, West Kelownahttp://www.getlocalbc.org/meet-your-maker-okanagan 9pm -3:30pm Westbank Lions Hall Community CentreNOTE: Registration Deadline: April 9th. $50.00FarmFolk CityFolk brings a networking event for small businesses to the Okanagan, modeled after Portland’s annual Farmer-Chef Connection event. Connect with your local farmers, ranchers, food processors, distributors, retailers, food delivery, restaurants and caterers. Sat. April 14th to Sat. April 21st First Annual Oliver Osoyoos Oyster Festival. http://www.oooysterfestival.com/When the Oyster farmers and shuckers decided they wanted a vacation in the Okanagan and offered to bring their oysters, Oliver & Osoyoos said shuck yes! 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