GOODS: Chef Jeff Van Geest Plating Fall & Winter Menu At The Okanagan’s “Miradoro”
The GOODS from Miradoro
Oliver, BC | Miradoro Restaurant, British Columbia’s premiere winery restaurant, is delighted to announce its new fall and winter menus. The destination restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards offers stunning panoramic views of the South Okanagan Valley wine country and features Mediterranean-influenced cuisine that showcases the region’s finest ingredients. In the kitchen, Executive Chef Jeff Van Geest is guided by the belief that there’s nothing better than simply, well-prepared ingredients from our local fields, forests and ocean. Drawing inspiration from Spain, Portugal and Italy – cuisines designed to pair perfectly with wine — Van Geest works closely with local farmers and producers to pay homage to the bounty of the Okanagan. Locally and ethically produced, greens from Sesen Farm & Seeds and beef from Okanagan’s Finest Angus Beef feature prominently on Miradoro’s menus.
In keeping with Miradoro Restaurant’s food philosophy, the fall and winter menus showcase fare that is local, rustic, simple, straightforward and seasonal. The tapas menu features classic Neapolitan-style pizzas, along with small plates such as marinated olives, charcuterie and albóndigas – beef and pork meatballs with roast tomato sauce. A sampling of the exquisite lunch and dinner dishes includes celery root, apple and beet salad with Sesen’s Farm’s organic greens and walnut anchovy dressing; Okanagan’s Finest Angus Beef pappardelle Bolognese with parmigiano reggiano; and olive oil-poached albacore tune with lentil vinaigrette, sunchokes, roasted beets and grilled leeks. Desserts include tiramisu, olive oil and hazelnut cake, lemon crème, apple doughnuts and a selection of BC artisanal cheeses.
Miradoro proudly serves the award-winning wines of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, including both current and rare library releases. Developed by General Manager and Sommelier Justin McAuliffe, the wine list also includes a hand-picked selection of standout wines from other notable wineries across BC, such as Road 13, Mission Hill and Quail’s Gate.
32830 Tinhorn Creek Road
Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
The People Who Make It Happen
Jeff Van Geest – Executive Chef
Manny Ferreira – Owner/Operator
Justin McAuliffe – General Manager & Sommelier
Miradoro Restaurant is British Columbia’s premiere winery restaurant. A joint venture between Tinhorn Creek and restaurateur Manuel Ferreira (of Vancouver’s famed Le Gavroche), Miradoro is a destination to truly experience the best of B.C.’s wine country. Perched on the picturesque Tinhorn Creek estate, on the famed Golden Mile, Miradoro (which roughly translates to “Golden View” in Iberian) offers sweeping views of the scenic South Okanagan Valley and features Mediterranean-influenced cuisine that showcases the best local ingredients the region has to offer.
Executive Chef Jeff Van Geest, works closely with local farmers and producers to make Miradoro a restaurant that pays homage the bounty of the Okanagan. The menu draws inspiration from countries like Spain, Portugal and Italy – cuisines designed to pair perfectly with wine. The food is local, rustic, simple, straightforward and seasonal; and reflects Chef Van Geest’s belief that there’s nothing better than simply, but well-prepared ingredients from our local fields, forests and ocean.
Miradoro’s wine list, developed by General Manager and Sommelier Justin McAuliffe, showcases the award-winning wines of Tinhorn Creek, with both current and rare library releases available. The list also includes a hand-picked selection of standout wines from other wineries across B.C.
The 4,000 square foot restaurant features 65 seats indoors and 65 seats outdoors on a wrap-around deck. Ample use of natural woods and cork creates a room that is simple, yet elegant, and lets the food, wine and view be the stars of the show. Two full walls of glass ensure that every seat in the house can experience Miradoro’s panoramic view of the South Okanagan Valley, and an open-concept kitchen with a Wood Stone open-hearth oven as its centerpiece gives guests a great view of the action in the kitchen as well.
The design, construction and operation of Miradoro all reflect Tinhorn Creek’s commitment to sustainability. For example, the large overhanging roof reduces energy consumption by blocking the sun on hot summer days, while still letting in ample natural light. Before breaking ground, Tinhorn Creek worked with The Land Conservancy to identify native plant species to be replanted after construction, minimizing the impact to the natural habitats surrounding the restaurant. And in the restaurant, water is filtered and carbonated on-site to eliminate the shipping of bottled water and all biodegradable kitchen waste is composted for use in Tinhorn Creek’s vineyards.
Miradoro is open for lunch (11:30 am to 3 pm), afternoon tapas (3 pm to 5:30 pm) and dinner (5:30 pm to 9 pm) seven days a week. Miradoro is open ten months a year – closing in January and February.