Written By Guest Writer Folks / Reporter Jul 4, 2011 Summer Dining in the Okanagan: Cedar Creek, Buy the Sea and Soban SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestI had the pleasure of attending Cedar Creek Winery’s first of their Summer Dining Series with visiting Chef Angus An from Vancouver’s well-know Thai restaurant, Maenam. It was a wonderful evening with outstanding food, matched with Cedar Creek winery’s award winning wines. The event did a good job of showcasing how BC wines can be an excellent match for Thai cuisine. The evening started with appetizers which included wild baja prawn cakes, and out of this world carmelized chicken with pineapple matched brilliantly with the 2010 Riesling. The sit-down dinner included starters of crispy fish cake salad, paired with the 2010 Ehrensfelser and a delicious hot and sour soup of sablefish and turmeric paired with the 2010 Pinot Gris. Dinner was coconut braised beef rib, paired with the 2o10 Rose and a northern style steam curry of maple hills chicken paired with a wonderful treat- the Platinum Merlot 2007. Dessert – a plate of Thai fruit was like taking an exotic trip to Thailand and for many a first time trying these exotic fruits -a definite crowd pleaser. Highlight of the evening was tasting Cedar Creek Winery’s first Rose made from 100% Pinot Noir. At a price point of $17.90 and with one Gold medal already under it’s cork, this summer sipper will definitely be sold out so get it while you can. Next up for Cedar Creek Winery’s summer dinners- Canadian Angus Gourmet Burgers with live music from the High Bar Gang. Visit their website for more information.Fresh Seafood plus fish & chips arrives in West Kelowna Customers check out the new Buy the Sea shop in Kelowna, credit: Claire Sear I stopped by Buy the Sea‘s newly opened second location in West Kelowna. With a sleekly designed shop, West Kelowna can now get fabulous fresh seafood as well as fish & chips to eat-in or take-out. West Kelowna’s Governors Landing is becoming a food destination with newly opened Clancy’s Meat Store next door.Soban Korean BistroProof that the Okanagan’s culinary scene is coming of age. Once upon time in the Okanagan, Greek food was considered exotic and a daring place to go for dinner. Today, the newcomer is Korean, the new darling of Asian cuisine. This week I dined at Kelowna’s Soban Korean Bistro and the food is wonderful along with the modern minimalist design of the restaurant. I enjoyed the sampler plate which consisted of Kimchi-(traditional pickled condiment-spicy) accompanied with B-bop a.k.a Bibimbop -rice based with lots of vegetables and dressing with your choice of beef , chicken or tofu and nuts. Take the B-bop, mix in the Kimchi and eat with a spoon. Pajon (seafood pancake) with a delightful dipping sauce. The Jopchae (sweet potato noodles, beef strips, egg, wood ear, shiitake mushrooms, carrots and green beans) was delicious. If it’s hip in La La land, aka Los Angeles, you can bet that the Soban Tacos will also gain a strong following in the Okanagan. If you can’t be a movie star, you can at least eat like one. Open for lunch and dinner.– by EAT Okanagan reporter, Claire Sear Folksfood and wine pairingOkanaganWine event SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Victoria August 30, 2019 Mary Ploegsma—The Tattoo Series I It was an unforgettable afternoon. Mary Ploegsma served us David’s Tea’s vanilla chai with sweet local strawberries and chocolate biscuits. The ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Comments are closed.