Foodie Friday: Chef’s Table at Summerhill Winery

by Drew Pihlainen Chef’s table dinner at Summerhill Pyramid Winery I was lucky enough to join Ezra Cipes, chef Jesse Croy (above), and a handful of Kelowna food enthusiasts at the winery’s first Chef’s Table event of 2012. Each of the seven courses was paired with a wine from Summerhill’s portfolio. A variety of textures and presentations were infused with fresh spring flavours in dishes that were all expertly imagined and executed by Croy... Read More

Writings from the Wall – Elite After 6 – Cultivating a Live Music Audience

The Elite Restaurant has been kickin’ it at 340 Main St. Penticton since 1927. Brent Madsen and his mom Freda have held ground for the last ten years. A couple of years ago the creation of a Vinyl Night initiated Elite After 6 into an evening venue from Tues-Sat, 6pm-11pm. Since the spring of 2011, under the guidance of Buffy Marie MacIntosh, Elite After 6 has developed into an evening venue that utilizes the latest in social media and technology,... Read More

Writings from the Wall – The Dream Cafe – Heart Stories

Eleven and some years ago the Gypsy Heart Dream Cafe sat across the street from its present location at 67 Front St Penticton. It was Christmas time, the snow fell and my belly held eight months of baby as I looked for gifts. At that time, the cafe was a clearing house for imports. As I looked around I found a piece of printed paper that read Sinta (Indonesian) or Sita (India): A Goddess of the Hindu faith. She represents Agriculture; Ceremony: Earth... Read More