One Year of Blogging

9 Nov

Checking out the grape harvest at Quail's Gate Winery in West Kelowna, BC.

Today is the one year anniversary of The Lazy GF Chef! True, I did take a few months off, but I still thought it was worth mentioning!

To celebrate this milestone, I’m going to share  some photos from my recent trip to one of my all time favourite Okanagan Valley restaurants, Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate Winery.

Any time I have out-of-town visitors, I always bring them to Quail’s Gate Winery. So when my dear friend Asia came up from Seattle, we enjoyed a beautiful, sun-soaked lunch on the patio.

A creature of habit, I always order the amazing Wild Mushroom Risotto, but it turns out they weren’t serving it for lunch that day, so I tried a few other menu items and was not disappointed!

We started with the Beef Carpaccio appetizer. The wine is their 2009 Dry Riesling – a new favourite for sure.

Pear and Endive Salad

Our second appetizer (that's right!) was the Pear and Endive Salad with honey roasted pear, arugula, candied pecans, blue cheese and sherry vinegar dressing

For the main dish I ordered the BC Albacore Tune - grilled rare, sundried black olive and organic quinoa salad, anchovy and lemon vinaigrette.

Great food and great company - that is Asia on the right. We ended our visit with an decadent Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulée, and a stroll through the vineyards. Lovely day!

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4 Responses to “One Year of Blogging”

  1. Alli November 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! Hugs to you and Mike. Love you!

    • MB - The Lazy GF Chef November 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

      Thanks lady!!

  2. David W Harper November 24, 2010 at 11:34 pm #

    Congrats on 1 year of blogging… and your posts are very detailed… wonderful.

    • MB - The Lazy GF Chef November 25, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

      Thanks!! I’m not great at keeping up with blogging but I’ll have a fun post after my week of gfree dining adventures in Vancouver!

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