The BC agriculture tied together with a multicultural population allows for a very diverse food scene that I am really proud of. The emphasis on local ingredients is growing stronger and while be have a whole lot of farms, fisheries, suppliers and artisans to choose from, here are just 10 of some of my favourites.
Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen is an award winning restaurant in Kelowna. The ingredients were simple, the pasta sauce light, and in true Italian spirit we were served a good 12 courses paired with wine. Here is a highlight of Chef Ricardo’s specialities and a recipe for his mother’s amaretti cookies!
In honour of Father’s Day quickly approaching (Sunday June 17) I’m giving you Chef Ricardo Scebba’s recipe for his mother’s handmade meatballs! Melt in your mouth tender, savoury and a bit sweet from the carrots and still hand rolled by his mother if you try them at the restaurant.
I’ve been holding it in until I was ready, but I think it’s time. I am very honoured and delighted to announce that I have been invited to join the BC Chefs’ Association (BCCA). I am officially on the Board of Directors and have taken the role and responsibility of social media. Details here!
It was the final competition and grand finale of the Gold Medal Plates 2012 in Kelowna. 9 of Canada’s top chefs came to compete for the title of “Canada’s Best Chef” and Chef Marc Lepine from Ottawa earned the title and took home “The Gold Medal Plates” Award.
The second challenge for Canada’s top chefs was The Black Box portion of the competition. Well in this case it was a white box, but let’s not be racist. It was an Iron Chef like competition, Chefs had to use 6 mystery ingredients to make 2 dishes in 1 hour.
9 Canadian chefs gathered in Kelowna to compete in the 2012 Gold Meal Plates. After 3 culinary competitions in 2 days, 1 winner took home the title of “Top Chef in Canada”. The first competition was a mystery wine pairing and here are the results!
Restaurant: RauDZ Regional Table Cuisine: Contemporary/West coast/Seafood Last visited: August 14, 09 Location: Kelowna, BC Address: 1560 Water Street Price Range: $20-30+ 1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: FMF Must Try! Food: 5 (based on what I tried) Service: 3 Ambiance: 4 Overall: 5 Additional comments: To locals and tourists it’s one of the best restaurant in Kelowna Reincarnation of a 4 diamond, [...]