The GOODS from Miradoro
Oliver, BC | Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is pleased to announce the reopening of its winery restaurant Miradoro, after their annual two-month closure for the winter months. Led by the award-winning team of Executive Chef Jeff Van Geest and Restaurateur Manny Ferreira, Miradoro offers modern wine country cuisine paired with Tinhorn Creek wines in an unforgettable setting with panoramic views of the southern Okanagan Valley.
To celebrate the opening of the restaurant’s doors for the season, Chef Jeff Van Geest has created a celebratory $39 (plus tax and gratuities) menu that showcases his love for local ingredients and puts the best produce on the plate. Available during March dinnertimes only, the three-course menu begins with a choice of roast winter squash soup with ras al hanout spiced crumble and honey yogurt, or baby kale salad with beets, dried apple and green goddess dressing. Main course options include: risotto verde with spinach risotto, roast beets, whipped lemon ricotta and pickled walnuts; venison bolognese with rich tomato & ground venison sauce, spaghetti alla chitarra and parmegianno reggiano; or tuna putanesca calamarata, which is seared rare and served with artisan pasta and putanesca sauce. Dessert is an indulgent Italian tiramisu to finish off the feast.
Miradoro’s new spring menu combines the culinary traditions of the Mediterranean with fresh local produce, meat and grains, as well as Ocean Wise seafood. Highlights of the dinner menu include the new risotto verde ($26), venison bolognese ($26) and albacore tuna putanesca calamarata ($34). Miradoro also offers a three-course chef tasting menu for $55 ($30 for wine pairings) or the option of a family style feast for the table.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch pre or post wine tasting or a lighter snack such as beef & pork meatballs on focaccia with parmesan, confit garlic aioli & arugula ($18). Sip a glass, or two, of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ wine whilst enjoying one of Miradoro’s beloved pizzas ($19) that include flavours such as pizza funghi with white sauce, wild & cultivated mushrooms, nostrala and caramelized onions.
Call 250-498-3742 to make a reservation or visit www.tinhorn.com/Restaurant for more information.
32830 Tinhorn Creek Road
Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
The People Who Make It Happen
Jeff Van Geest – Executive Chef
Manny Ferreira – Owner/Operator
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 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.