The GOODS from Miradoro
Oliver, BC | Miradoro Restaurant launches its new fall menus to celebrate the harvest season and the start of the festive period. Taking the best of the Okanagan’s bountiful harvest, Chef Jeff Van Geest has created a new selection of hearty entrées such as elk bolognese with a rich tomato & ground elk sauce, spaghetti alla chitarra and parmigiano reggiano ($26) and the locally reared Wild Moon organic pork chop with crackling, crab apple mustard, fried polenta, baby kale and charred leeks ($35).
Get into the celebratory spirit at Miradoro’s Communal Table Dinners, which take place every Tuesday at 6.30pm throughout October, November and December. Chef Jeff Van Geest creates themed multi-course dinners that bring together friends old and new over an unforgettable feast for just $35 per person. Upcoming themes cover cuisines from Spanish tapas (November 15) to Moroccan street food (December 13) and an Italian family Christmas (December 20). Other highlights include a wild foraged mushrooms dinner (October 18), handmade pastas (November 22), vegetarian courses (December 6) and a year-end feast (December 27).
Start planning Christmas party season with Miradoro’s special menus that create a winter wonderland of seasonal delights including porcini mushroom soup with chestnut crème fraiche, followed by roast turkey “porchetta” with brown butter mashed potatoes, cranberry mostarda, Brussel sprouts and pancetta gravy, and a pumpkin tarte tatin with cinnamon gelato. Party menus cost $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Heartier partiers can enjoy a $65 menu that includes canapés of burrata with pickled wild mushrooms, albacore tuna crudo and duck empanadas. Dishes feature vegetarian favourites such as porcini mushroom soup with chestnut crème fraîche, and winter squash risotto with root vegetable fritto misto and mostarda di Cremona. Entrées showcase slow cooked sockeye salmon with potato & clam ragu, kale and salsa verde, as well as beef short rib with smoked polenta, coffee roasted carrots, crisp onions and braising juices. Finish with a chocolate bodino with salted dulce de leche cream and chocolate shortbread for a decadent end to the day.
For more information about winter events, visit the Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ events page at http://www.tinhorn.com/Events and to book your party call (250) 498-3742.
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.