Premier Destination Winery Marks One-Year Anniversary with Debut of its Highly Anticipated Restaurant and Joins South Okanagan’s Esteemed Culinary Scene
Phantom Creek Estates, the Okanagan Valley’s most exciting new wine destination, is pleased to announce the opening of The Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates helmed by Canadian-born Chef Sarah Fiore, whose refined talent hails from Michelin-starred Estela in New York City. Offering expansive views of the stunning Okanagan Valley wine country, this sophisticated restaurant and lounge will be located on the south side of the winery. The menu is designed to provide guests with a curated, multi-course lunch infused with local and seasonal ingredients accompanied by a thoughtfully curated selection of wines from the Estate alongside other Canadian and International choices.
“The food at Phantom Creek Estates is in perfect harmony with everything that we do at the winery,” said Anahita Pouget, one of the Directors at the Estate. “Accessing the best and freshest seasonal ingredients, is always a great start, but the ability to transform them into dishes that leave you wondering just how it was all brought together, is the true beauty of an unforgettable meal and a reflection of the talent of a brilliant chef.”
Chef Fiore’s elevated, table d’hôte-inspired two-and three-course pairing menus are carefully curated to pair with Phantom Creek Estates wines. Her passion for cooking stems from her childhood when she would watch her grandmother cook.
“I remember she had this big wooden table in her basement where she would make all her fresh pasta and bread,” said Chef Fiore, reminiscing about her youth when her grandmother would babysit her and her sister. “She had a little stool for me to stand on. I’d watch and help her roll out pasta. That’s what started my love for cooking. Today, I love creating an experience for guests, putting my passion onto a plate and having people enjoy it.”
The Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates’ menus offer exceptional dishes, including beef tartare with 63 Acres Beef, saskatoon berry, quail yolk and crispy beef tendon chips; burrata with charred and pickled Mutsu apples, wildflower honey, toasted marcona almonds and bee pollen; risotto with spring legumes, foraged mushrooms, Parmigiano-Reggiano and fresh herbs;, poached sablefish with asparagus, radish and kombu beurre blanc, and aged duck with red cabbage, pickled cherries and mustard greens. Guests can treat themselves to dessert to end their meal with basque cheesecake with brandied warm cherries or sorbet with strawberry, sesame and tahini tuille.
The restaurant’s two-course menu option includes a choice of a starter and a main, or a main and a dessert, and is priced at $55 per person. The three-course menu option includes a starter, main and dessert, and is priced at $70 per person. Guests may elevate their meal with an expertly paired wine menu available for an additional $20 for the two-course menu, or an additional $30 for the three-course menu. Chef Sarah Fiore will also apply her expertise to accommodate severe allergies and vegetarian preferences for an equally memorable experience.
The Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates will be open Thursday through Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (PST) for lunch service only. Phantom Creek Estate is located at 4315 Black Sage Road in Oliver, British Columbia and can be reached by calling (250) 498-8367, emailing [email protected], or visiting www.phantomcreekestates.com.
About Phantom Creek Estates
Phantom Creek Estates is a destination winery located on the famed Black Sage Bench of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, specializing in single vineyard Bordeaux reds, Alsatian whites and the Okanagan’s benchmark varieties of Viognier and Syrah from storied vineyard sites. By farming its vineyards with care and precision, Phantom Creek produces wines that celebrate and speak to where they are grown, crafted by an influential international winemaking team – Olivier Humbrecht MW and Philippe Melka. The winery’s estate vineyards are certified organic and in the process of biodynamic certification. Phantom Creek Estates is located at 4315 Black Sage Road in Oliver, British Columbia.
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