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Cabana Restaurant

Blog by | October 2nd, 2008

For Immediate Release
October 1, 2008

Celebrated Kelowna Eatery Follows Successful Summer Launch
with Special Events, Menus, Accolades, Competitions, Food Festivals and More
Kelowna, BC. Cabana Bar and Grille launched this June to great reviews and crowds eager to pull up a seat at Kelowna’s hottest new restaurant. Happy customers munched crisp salads, house made pizza, pastas and prime cuts on the inviting patio and cozied up in the stylish dining room and lounge with a tasty cheese fondue and bottle of local wine all summer long.

 Summer has faded into crisp fall days and Cabana Grille’s star is shining brighter than ever. While bidding a fond adieu to the many tourists that helped make their launch spectacular Cabana’s focus has always been to create an enticing restaurant and lounge for locals. Cabana Grille is an ideal place for residents to gather for family dinners, lunch with friends, post-work cocktails, business meetings in the private room, catching the game in the lounge, or for an evening out with that special someone.

“We couldn’t be happier with the overwhelming reception Kelowna has given Cabana Grille,” says Executive Chef and Owner Ned Bell. “We are so looking forward to creating exceptional dining experiences for locals throughout the fall and winter with seasonal menus, special events and family-friendly promotions.”
Fall and winter promise to be exciting times for the restaurant that thrives on its “globally inspired-locally created” mandate. Enjoy family-minded specials, sports-themed events, a wine maker’s dinner and customized holiday celebrations at the vibrant and versatile space.
Special Events, Menus & Accolades
 Our Chef Sizzles!

In addition to being invited to participate in this year’s prestigious Gold Medal Plates competition and to create an Okanagan inspired menu for a discerning crowd at Cornucopia, Whistler’s 12th annual food and wine celebration, Executive Chef Ned Bell has captured some serious attention since setting up shop in Kelowna. Whether at Cabana Bar and Grille or around the province, the Food Network Canada personality is doing his part to raise the profile of Kelowna’s food and wine scene. Bell has been named one of Western Living Magazine’s “Top 40 Foodies Under 40” and has also been invited to join the ranks of Vancouver’s top chefs by lending his good taste to Vancouver Cooks 2.0 – a collection of coveted recipes. Look for Bell on CTV's culinary program “It’s Just Food” airing on the Canadian Learning Network and read the first-rate, full page review of Bell and Cabana Grille delivered by highly respected Vancouver Sun restaurant critic Mia Stainsby in early September.


Winemaker’s Dinner – Wednesday, October 15, 6:30pm - Cabana Bar and Grille
Uber premium South Okanagan wineries, Le Vieux Pin and LaStella have partnered with Chef Ned Bell and Cabana Grille to present an extraordinary evening of food and wine. Enjoy specialty items flown in for the evening such as Alaskan Black Cod and Alberta Bison tenderloin paired with amazing Okanagan autumn produce. Dessert lovers will be delighted by a scrumptious molten chocolate tart with Okanagan plums courtesy of ultra talented pastry chef, Melanee Peers, oh my!
Tickets are $150.00 plus gratuities and tax. Only 20 seats available.
Call 250.763.1955 to book now.

Gold Medal Plates – Wednesday, November 5 - Vancouver, BC
Ned Bell will also be going for the top prize against some of Vancouver’s most dynamic chefs in Vancouver’s invitation-only Gold Medal Plates cooking competition and Olympic fundraiser.

Cornucopia Luncheon – Sunday, November 9 - Whistler, BC
Spend an afternoon in the kitchen of a glamourous Whistler mansion with charismatic chef Ned Bell. Bell will present a luxurious 3-course fall harvest luncheon inspired by the seasonal bounty of the Okanagan. Expertly paired with the delightful wines of Ganton & Larson the lunch will feature a luscious Okanagan apple Tarte Tatin that is sure to spark your own harvest getaway.

Holiday Menus & Gift Certificates:
Allow Cabana to share its warmth and good taste with your group as fall and winter bring the festive joy of social gatherings to our dining room and lounge.
If you are planning a seasonal event for your workplace, an evening with friends or simply a night on the town, Cabana would be pleased to help create a memorable experience for you and your guests.
It’s always the right size and colour! Cabana Grille gift certificates are now available.

Ongoing Chef’s Table Experience
Guests looking for a more intimate and educational dining experience can book the “Chef’s Table.” Hosted by Executive Chef Ned Bell, the by-request option includes an amuse bouche and a personal introduction and explanation of each dish by the chef. Wines pairings from the Cabana cellar are also available. Cabana Grille is pleased to offer a variety of options for this experience including set menus, tasting menus or a la carte for up to 10 people at the central dining room chef's table, 18 people in the Private Dining Room or from 4 -6 people in one of our cozy booths.
Call 250.763.1955 to make reservations or request more information.

With a premier position on Lakeshore Road just steps from stunning Okanagan Lake, Cabana Grille is a globally inspired, locally created upscale eatery owned and operated by three local restaurateurs Jay Blackford, Michael Borg and Ned Bell.
The restaurant blends a casual, relaxed atmosphere with exceptional food and drink led by Executive Chef Ned Bell who honed his culinary prowess at renowned restaurants across Canada including Lumiere, Accolade, Senses, Murrieta’s, Redwater Grille and Vintage Steakhouse. Bell was a regular on Food Network Canada’s “Cook Like a Chef” and is currently filming “It’s Just Food” for CTV. The vibrant, young chef is thrilled to return to his roots to create a dining experience unique to Kelowna. Focusing on fresh, local produce prepared in innovative ways for a wide range of tastes and budgets, Cabana Grille is well on its way to becoming a local favourite and buzz-worthy hot spot.


Cabana Bar and Grille
3799 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna BC, V1W 3K5
P: 250.763.1955
E: info@cabanagrille.com