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11 thing you need to devour in Kelowna that aren’t wine

11 thing you need to devour in Kelowna that aren't wine

This article was featured on dailyhive.com on June 20, 2017 by Hanna McLean

View the complete article here featuring the waterfront patio at Oak + Cru.

Kelowna may be widely known for its rich selection of local wines, but there are tons of eateries in this bustling lakefront city that are absolutely slaying the culinary game too.

Once we heard the buzz, we had to zip up to check out these spots ourselves, and we spent a few days this month devouring the best of what Kelowna has to offer. These spots are vibrant, urban establishments that showcase the local ingredients from this unique and beautiful place in the Okanagan Valley.

Here are 11 dishes and drinks that prove this city has more than just delicious local wine to offer locals and visitors alike.

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar

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Seared Sable (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Located in the heart of Downtown Kelowna, OAK + CRU is an eatery inspired by the region is resides in: the wine, the produce, and the spirit of the Okanagan.

This restaurant is located on the main floor of the Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort and it boasts an incredible view of Waterfront Park, along with a craft cocktail program and a menu of drool-worthy dishes made from ingredients from local food producers.

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OAK + CRU’s Leek Ash Beef Carpaccio (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Whether you’re heading here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can expect stellar service, food, and a view to match.

The dinner menu may be the most exciting one offered, items up for order include a long list of perfectly-prepared proteins such as Seared Sablefish, Leek Ash Beef Carpaccio, BC mussels with housemade focaccia, and a pinot gris and green curry lime leaf broth, along with a Black Apron Beef (10oz NY Strip) served with herb potato pave, farm veg, and an OAK + CRU beer demi.

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OAK + CRU’s BC mussels (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

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OAK + CRU’s Black Apron Beef (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

OAK + CRU also serves a variety of sweet treats like Peach Cheesecake, Passion Chocolate, and Green Apple Mousse. All of these go insanely well with any one of their craft cocktails from their program, which the stellar bar team is constantly changing and adding to.

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OAK + CRU’s Green Apple Mousse (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

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OAK + CRU cocktail (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Address: Delta Grand Okanagan, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna
Instagram: @oakandcru

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