Lucky us, we snagged tickets to the sold-out 1.6 mile dinner event at Orofino winery, in the gorgeous Similkameen Valley just south west of Penticton. We carpooled with friends Mike and Jennifer, and were treated to a beautiful evening of fine wine, stunning scenery and thoughtful food from the talented and passionate Joy Road Catering.
Not a bad welcome to day one of our Okanagan mini-sabbatical, was it?
setting the scene at orofino
cam with joy road working his magic
the menu, all sourced within 1.6 miles of the winery
haricot vert, with sauce gribiche, candy cane and golden beets with local cider vinaigrette
wood oven chicken with sage and grey shallots, a petite salad with shaved fennel and peaches
lamb loin rubbed with marjoram and thyme, grape leaves stuffed with braised lamb shoulder, leg rubbed with roasted gralic and espelette pepper, romesco sauce with roasted pepper and Orofino almonds, roasted zucchini with roasted cherry tomatoes and fingerling potato salad
me and my date