Osoyoos has many amazing restaurants, cafes, winery lounges and patios for you to enjoy year-round. With the success of our local wine and culinary scene, paired with bountiful produce grown right here in Osoyoos, there are many new and emerging dining experiences.
Here are 4 new (and new-ish) Osoyoos dining experiences that you can enjoy on your next trip to the South Okanagan:
1. Kozo Cafe
Immigrating to Canada in 2001, the owner of Kozo Café – Hermit Purple, describes himself as a “foodie, father, and entrepreneur”. Kozo Café opened this Spring in Osoyoos as a successor of the former Squamish location offering health conscious foods in the form of poke bowls, sushi burritos, rolls, salads, and more.
The Bear The Root The Fish The Berry located at Spirit Ridge serves upscale comfort food amid incredible vineyard, lake, or mountain views. Start your meal with the baked Brie, then order pork banh mi sandwiches or the inventive Osoyoos pizza, which arrives topped with smoked salmon and dill cream cheese. The Restaurant is found in Resorts Main Lodge and is the perfect place to enjoy a local glass of wine on the patio as you recount your day in Osoyoos.
New Executive Chef Murray McDonald comes to the resort from an executive chef post at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, focusing on the journey of cooking and foraging from the land to further develop and promote Indigenous Culinary across Canada. McDonald graduated from the Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and has been actively involved with Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) promoting Indigenous culinary experiences across Canada.
After becoming a renown winery in the Okanagan Valley, Desert Hills Estate Winery decided it was time to have a restaurant that could complement the award winning wines they were producing. That year the Toor family, owners of Desert Hills Estate Winery, decided it was time to start construction on a outdoor kitchen next to the winery with a beautiful patio over looking its 24 acre estate vineyard. Construction was completed in May 2018 and the Black Sage Bistro was born.
With the restaurant ready, the Toors needed a chef that could not only execute a menu that would match the quality of the Winery but could think outside of the box with creativity, adding in flavor fusions from around the world. With this in mind, they found Patrick Khatri and flew in to be that chef.
Patrick Khatri is now the Executive Chef at Desert Hills Estate Winery at Black Sage Bistro. Chef Patrick was trained at Liaison College and has 15 years of experience working within the culinary industry. He enjoys hands on creativity and acknowledges simplicity with a unique eye for whimsical elements; this applies to his food as evident in the unique.
Specializing in traditional artisan sourdough bread and pastries, the Lake Village Bakery has been an Osoyoos staple, and is truly more than “just bread”. With new ownership in May of 2018, the Lake Village Bakery has brought on plant-based and allergy-friendly products sure to tickle tastebuds. Alongside house-made treats, the bakery also offers locally made cheeses, honey, preserves, coffee and more from other local businesses in the community.
Looking for more dining options in Osoyoos? Be sure to check out our food and drink page for more information!