Touring the Thompson Okanagan: Kelowna’s Hotel Eldorado

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 — 5:08pm PDT
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Kelowna's Hotel Eldorado

After a full day of travelling around Kelowna, we arrived at the Hotel Eldorado. After checking in, our group met for dinner and we were treated to a special menu from the hotel’s Executive Chef, Michael Lyons.

We started with scallop and bacon potstickers:
Kelowna's Hotel Eldorado

I opted for the Alberta AAA reserve beef tenderloin with Alaskan King Crab, bernaise sauce, whipped potatoes and vegetables:
Kelowna's Hotel Eldorado

The meal wrapped up with a ridiculously decadent Hot Chocolate Soufflé:
Kelowna's Hotel Eldorado

Kelowna's Hotel Eldorado

Kelowna's Hotel Eldorado

Michael is one of the hosts of Food Network’s “Chef Off!” television show. Rumor has it that he runs regular Iron Chef-style competitions with chefs from surrounding hotels in Kelowna. I certainly wasn’t expecting this calibre of food in Kelowna and the Hotel Eldorado certainly impressed me.

Kelowna's Hotel Eldorado

You can follow this unique lakeside boutique hotel on Twitter @EldoradoKelowna and browse their package deals (spa, wine, golf, or romance-themed) if you would like to book a trip there yourself.

Related posts from the trip: Kamloops BC Wildlife Park, Wine: Quail’s Gate & Tantalus, Beer: Tree Brewing, Noble Pig, Frick and Frack

John is an avid photographer, gadget geek and traveller. You can find him on Twitter and at where he discusses photography and all sorts of technology. All photos in this post were taken by John.

Disclosure: Activities, services and dining experiences during the trip were compliments of Thompson-Okanagan Tourism.

A guest post by John Biehler

Guest contributor John Biehler is an avid photographer, gadget geek and traveler. He has filled in for Rebecca on several media travel trips and provides stunning video and photos from these adventures.

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