OAK+CRU debuts as Kelowna’s newest hot spot

Kelowna officially has a new hot spot, and it features a spectacular patio that is right on the water.

That was the first line in an online article written by Anita Sthankiya for Kelowna Now (all photos credited to KelownaNow.com)   They wrote:

“More than $9.4 million was spent as massive renovations took place at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort; it was money well spent. IMG_3182What used to be the Grand Bay Café is now Oak + Cru. On Wednesday evening, hundreds of people poured into the restaurant to sip wine, eat delectable food and take in the luxurious space. The restaurant’s interior features ample amounts of oak, a nod to the name. Cru is a French wine term that translates to growth. The name draws parallels to farming and growth in the Okanagan.”

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They continued the article writing:  “The culinary team, led by executive chef Iain Rennie, locally sources food and relies on dozens of farmers to create its unique menu. With his own herb garden and 80,000 bees that live on the roof of the hotel, fresh is the theme for the menu. Featuring a 6,000-pound signature fire deck oven, the team creates signature flatbreads that will leave you feeling full and satisfied. The menu includes favourites such as seared halibut, BC mussels, an array of sandwiches and the signature baked mac and cheese. Your meal is then finished with a sweet masterpiece created by award-winning pastry chef Arthur Chen.”

“What was once a depressing and closed-off space is now an open an inviting room that elevates the resort’s position in Kelowna. With 263 restaurant seats and 130 more seats on the patio, the restaurant is expected to be a gathering spot for many.”

Read the complete article written by Anita Sthankiya for Kelowna Now here.