“Oh my God, it’s the Vanilla Pod”
I think the title says it all. If you’re looking for an amazing, heavenly dining experience (literally, because you’re up on a mountain) Vanilla Pod at Poplar Grove Winery in Penticton is the place to go!
There are so many things I liked about this restaurant, it’s going to be hard to keep this brief.
The Vanilla Pod is located on middle bench road between Penticton and Naramata. It has gorgeous valley views, stretching from Okanagan to Skaha lake. You can choose to sit in the main restaurant, the wine tasting room (with floor to ceiling windows) or out on the patio.
This was one of the first restaurants my wife and I tried here in Penticton! We started our meal by sharing a mouthwatering appetizer of potato cakes with fresh salsa on top (I would literally go back just to order those again!). Then for the main course, I went for the Paella and my wife had the chef’s pasta of the day. I was especially impressed with the portion size, the quality of ingredients and of course the price. We’ve already been back (yes, for those potato cakes!) and we plan to make it a regular date night spot.
This is by far one of my new favorite restaurants and I would highly recommend the Vanilla Pod for a date night or dinner party!