Tuesday, May 26, 2009

And for the rest of the trip…

I was in a rush to make it out to the Okanagan on Thursday. The plan was to head out for dinner at Gasthaus on the Lake in Peachland.CIMG5524

Thursday night is schnitzel night - all you can eat schnitzel, spaetlze, red cabbage, potatoes, sauerkraut and hunter sauce. Plus salads and apple fritters with ice cream for dessert. There is a lot of food available...and I was smart enough to not go for multiple rounds of schnitzel. Oh it was good...

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On Friday we took a trip down to Penticton. I was keen to check out Cannery Brewing - the official brewery of Ironman Canada. There was some good stuff there!CIMG5531On Saturday we took a trip down to Oliver so I could test out the waters of Lake Tuc-el-Nuit and so I could grab my packet and go to the pre-race meeting. We stopped in at Quinta Ferreira for a tasting. This was one of my best tasting experiences in a long time. If you are ever in Oliver I highly recommend stopping in! I'm not a huge fan of rose wine, but the rose from here will make you think twice.CIMG5555

We stopped in at another winery where the guy behind the counter contemplated carding me. I practically tripped over myself...and I'm surprised that I didn't spill the entire contents of my wallet...as I rushed to hand over my ID.

For my birthday dinner we went to a French restaurant in Kelowna, Bouchons. The food is absolutely amazing here. In fact, there are some fantastic restaurants all over the Okanagan. Let me know if you ever need any suggestions out that way at all.CIMG5618

 
 

10 comments:

Molly said...

YUM!!!

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Wow... your pics sooooo make me want to have some time in Canada! I've only ever spent two weeks there. I was only saying to my Mum today how all my blog buddies have made me long for some Canadian travel! Now your pics have re-affirmed that!

Missy said...

All you can eat schnitzel and spaetlze!?!? When should I come up? Sounds like a great 'recovery ride' to me, food, wine, beer, repeat!!!

lindsay said...

wine. wine. and let's have some more wine ;)

great pics - love your top in the last one!

Marlene said...

Looks like you made great use of your time out there with some yummy meals and tastings. Nice pics!

teacherwoman said...

Mmmm. Looks like fun!

Wes said...

I agree... a splendid way to spend your birthday :-)

Deb said...

lol, I love it when I still get carded :)

Run For Life said...

Looks great, I love German food (and wine)!

Badgergirl said...

Looks like a good time!