Preserving a Taste of Summer

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It’s summer in the Okanagan and that means sun, sand and fresh fruit. While most people are lounging on the beach our culinary team at Happy Valley is hard at work preparing for the upcoming ski season, with a little help from the Loose Moose.

We preserved 153 pounds of Lapin cherries from Van Westen Orchards in Naramata so we can share a taste of the Okanagan summer with our guests this winter! What did 153 pounds of cherries get turned in to and where can you find them? 46L preserved cherries in juice to be used to create mouth-watering desserts (look for cherry crème brule on the menu in the Kettle Valley Steakhouse), 22L brandied cocktail cherries (perfect in a summer fruit martini), and 20L cherry vanilla compote (slather on scones during Après ‘High’ Tea).

The fruit preserves will be featured at our Après ‘High’ Tea. Every Thursday and Sunday from 2pm-5pm indulge in a luxurious break in your day at Kettle Valley Steakhouse. Serving delectable nibbles and a special blend of tea we are taking high tea to a new level. Preserves will also be featured as part of the BC Legends Dinner February 6th, taste them alongside a delicious Pinot Noir from Van Westen Vineyards. www.vanwestenvineyards.com

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