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.
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...
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!On 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.
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.