My little family and I are up in the Okanagan Valley for my B.C. VQA panels. We headed up on March 17th to avoid the snow storm warning that was due to fall on Saturday – so happy we left early – we didn’t experience any bad weather and it was a relaxed drive up. It feels like a mini-vacation and the weather even cooperated and the sun came out to say hello.
Wanting to do something special, I made lunch reservations at Liquidity Bistro. When we arrived, we were greeted by Stephen the Restaurant Manager who asked us if we would like to do a tasting at the tasting bar before we took our seats – what a delightful idea. Mike was incredibly hospitable and said there were four wines to try that day. I chose the Pinot Gris 2015 and the Pinot Noir Estate 2014. Both wines showed beautifully – I was nicely surprised by the Pinot Gris – maybe the best I’ve had in a year…refreshing, nicely layered with a great fruit profile – this is a Pinot Gris lovers’ wine.
Lunch was delicious – we were given a beautiful table that was nice and private and surrounded by windows. I asked Stephen to choose my meal for me and he chose the Feta Cheese Baked Omelet – it was excellent and I ate every bite. Visually, the Eggs Cassolette and the Fraser Valley Duck Confit were the stars of the table – really beautifully presented and equally as good. I was so impressed with the Pinot Gris that we ordered a bottle for the table and all the meals worked nicely with the wine.
My lovely friend, Erin Korpisto, is the Customer Experience & Communications Manager at Liquidity and she knows I am a hardcore #Chardcore Chardonnay fan and a huge fan of Liquidity’s winemaker, Alison Moyes. She sent me a fun text saying there was a bottle of 2015 Chardonnay Estate wine with my name on it. Thank you! The Spring Release of the new wines will be on April 13th – so I will save my review of the Chardonnay until then.
Should you be driving around the Okanagan Valley and looking for an incredible wine and food experience – look no further than Liquidity Bistro.