13 May 2012

The Vintage Room

Located in the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna. I had high hopes for the place after reading good reviews but it turned out to be a lot different than I thought it would be. I wish I would have taken a picture of the restaurant while I was still there. My first impression of the place was very bad. It basically was a square room with low ceilings, old carpets and nice table settings. Sort of like a banquet room. Yes, it was a hotel but this is supposed to be a restaurant.
Mushroom Dusted Qualicum Bay Scallops $18. Served with a mint risotto. The scallops were perfectly cooked and well seasoned. This risotto, I really didn't enjoy. It was very minty in the sense that I felt like I was eating risotto with gum in my mouth. They should really re-consider serving this dish. Props on the scallops though.
New York Cut Steak $24. A little over done but we didn't find anything special on this plate.
Bacon Wrapped Artic Char $29. This is what turned my night around. That tarragon remoulade (the sauce) was so good! The char was nice and moist and the bacon added a nice smokey-ness to the dish.

They're are way too many good restaurants in Kelowna to come back here for round 2. Especially at this price point, I will not be coming back.

1171 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna BC V1Y 6E8
The Vintage
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1 comment:

  1. Decor your bang on, but its not meant to be a hip and trendy place, very much suited for a romantic evening or business meeting. Its and old school higher end stake house. The food is always cooked to perfection, and the service is impeccable. This is where the old money goes, something like Hy’s steakhouse in Vancouver.