Earlier this year, it was announced that winery Chef Jonas is taking the helm at the Bistro, bringing with him a wealth of global culinary experience gained in Japan, Toronto, Germany and Australia. You can read more about Chef Stadtländer here.
Working with local organic producers as well as with seasonal ingredients from Summerhill’s onsite gardens and wild areas, Chef Stadtländer expects that the menu will change frequently as the freshest offerings become available. Locally-sourced stinging nettle pasta is currently featured, as well as sourdough bread crafted from Stadtländer’s own organic starter, offering diners a light and airy crumbed-bread with pleasantly tangy flavour. Stadtländer sources certified-organic whole Berkshire pigs from Wild Moon Organics in Armstrong, which are butchered in-house for a variety of uses so that nothing is wasted, including homemade charcuterie, bacon, ham hock terrines, sausage for pizza and Cassoulet, and pulled pork from the leg for Asian-style sliders.
“Having access and availability to such superior quality ingredients is key to our approach,” says Stadtländer. “I’m inspired by what is currently happening here at Summerhill and am looking forward to adding exciting and unique ingredients to the menu as the season progresses.”
Stadtländer has even created a “Junior Foodies” menu featuring items that will offer surprising appeal to even the most discerning young palates, including tomato risotto-stuffed omelettes and Teriyaki chicken rolls battered in Tempura.
“Kids will surprise you,” Stadtländer continues. “We want to keep it interesting and healthy for our youngest guests as well.”
The bistro itself has gone through many significant changes over the course of the winter, including the installation of new natural cork flooring and updates to the seating and lighting, culminating in a comfortable, warm and welcoming experience for visitors of all ages.
Beginning Wednesday, April 1, the Sunset Organic Bistro, located at 4870 Chute Lake Road in Kelowna, is open for lunch and dinner daily.
About Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Summerhill Pyramid Winery, located for more than 20 years in the Lakeshore district in Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, BC, is Canada’s largest certified organic winery, BC’s first Demeter certified biodynamic vineyard, and Canada’s foremost producer of sparkling wine.
Winemaker Eric von Krosigk oversees the portfolio of BC VQA wines that have earned the winery the title of ‘Canadian Wine Producer of the Year’ from the International Wine & Spirits Competition in London, England. The winery, owned by the Cipes family, is also home to the Sunset Organic Bistro, a two-hundred seat restaurant with a panoramic view of Okanagan Lake, serving food grown and raised by local organic producers, including Summerhill’s own on-site permaculture-style vegetable garden.
More background reading on Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s organic and biodynamic farming practices can be found here.
This release was provided by Town Hall Brands