New Okanagan restaurant keeps its roots in the Valley

Locally sourced cuisine is kind of the norm in the Okanagan Valley, which is only good news for those staying at the Walnut Beach Resort. The unique climate helps produce a variety of crops and wines that make every restaurant menu diverse and constantly changing, like at the Routes Grill. Situated in Okanagan’s Lake Country, the establishment boasts a strong base of agriculture and viticulture, both prevalent products you’ll find all over the region. Its name plays off this idea, according to co-owner Jeff Kreklau.

It’s a play on words,” Kreklau told Eat Magazine. “Our location: We are right on the highway, so ‘en route.’ We have our roots here, our family is here and our menu is rooted here in the community.”

Sometimes, regular patrons even bring their own ingredients to the kitchen to further boost that warm local feeling. If you’re planning on heading in for dinner, feel free to pick up some crops at a nearby farmers market and add it to Routes’ recipe list! 

One tip is to save room for the flourless chocolate cake, even if you have get it to go and bring it back to your luxurious Osoyoos hotel room.

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