Thursday, 4 April 2013

Easter in Kelowna - an early Harvest

I spent this past weekend in Kelowna visiting family and friends, eating to my heart's content and basking in the sun...which led to a high of 24C!  Seriously, how often do you get to sit out on the deck pre-Easter dinner?  Needless to say, I was a happy camper.

On Easter Sunday, we decided to go to The Harvest for brunch.  It was great!  Didn't come close to comparing to my Mom's cooking over the weekend, but it hit the spot nonetheless.  For those of you who haven't been to The Harvest, it's lovely.  18 hole golf course, beautiful views of the city, very nice restaurant and a great patio in the summer.  You really can't go wrong!  I'll let the food do the rest of the talking.

Grandpa's Lobster Grilled Cheese: Atlantic lobster, onion marmalade, double cream brie, tomatillo chili jam, French loaf.  ($14.50)  There wasn't a crumb left on his plate when he was done, so I'm pretty sure he thoroughly enjoyed it, but he did say that the lobster got a little lost in amongst the rest of the flavours.

Grandma's half order Traditional Eggs Benny with tomato and avocado, served with home fried potatoes.  ($9)  I definitely didn't hear any complaints coming from that side of the table!

Dad's Harvest Par Breakfast: two eggs over medium, sausage butterflied, served with home fried potatoes, toast and preserves.  ($9.75)  Thoroughly enjoyed!

Mom's Tomato and Basil Scramble: two eggs scrambled, local field and heirloom tomatoes, fresh torn basil from the garden, mozzarella, served with home fried potatoes, toast and preserves.  ($11)  This looked amazing and Mom definitely enjoyed it.

My sister and her Three Egg Omelet: ham, mixed mushrooms, red and green peppers, field tomato and aged cheddar cheese, served with home fried potatoes, and a fruit cup instead of toast and preserves.  ($12)  Definitely no complaints here.  And, for all of you wondering, yes, it's hereditary. 

My Prime Rib Hash: smoked corn, red and green peppers, onion and home fried potatoes topped with two poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, served with toast and preserves.  ($15).  Very nice.

One of the highlights of the meal?  They brought easter egg chocolates for us with our bill!  For all hand model recruiters, please take note of my sister's unbelievable skill in this department.
On our way home from brunch, we stopped off at Father Pandosy Mission.  I hadn't been here in years and it was neat to meander again.  So, if you're ever in Kelowna and are looking for something historic to check out, I highly recommend it.  It's pretty much at Benvoulin and Casorso. 

Yet another gorgeous sunset in the Okanagan.  Location: a secret...mwah ha ha ha!

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