60 lobsters, chardonnay, celtic tunes, roaming fiddlers, what a night! Not often can you take children to a culinary event without them loosing interest within ten minutes, however such was not the case last Saturday night at Veranda Beach. Perhaps it was the mound of 60 Atlantic lobsters awaiting their boiling bath, or Bill Lynch with his festive apron, maritime Sou’wester hat and engaging demo on how to dig in. However, I think the best moment was their faces when their own 1 lb lobster arrived, they cracked into the claw, dipped it in clarified butter and savoured that first morsel. It was sleeves up and full on from there! The lobster dog appetizers were a little spicy for them, however SO enjoyed by the adults, and everyone enjoyed the brownie volcano finish. Thanks for the family fun Veranda Beach!
June 2nd, 2010
May 25th, 2010
Wine, italian cuisine, & sunshine were enjoyed by all at Veranda Beach as the Canadians descended upon the Beach for their Victoria Day holiday weekend. Children’s laughter echoed as they swam, scooted, kicked balls, flew kites, and built sand castles, only to be outdone by their parent’s enjoyment of the “Italian Job” Dinner and Wine Pairing on Saturday Night. Globe at the Beach Chef Michael did an outstanding job and the Barbera pairings selected by Winemaker Rusty Figgins were exceptional. I honestly do not think I have ever had better Tiramisu! Three days felt like a week’s vacation as I laid poolside yesterday savoring my last few hours at the Beach before returning home to my work week, content that it would only be four more sleeps until I was back at the Beach again!
May 10th, 2010
Veranda Beach’s season opener was enjoyed by all this past weekend under blue skies and sunshine. “Globe at the Beach” attracted the most attention, opening with rave reviews of Chef Michael’s first offerings. Fantastic food (the ribs are amazing), fabulous new lunch and dinner menus and a terrific Mother’s Day Brunch. The Veranda Beach General Store opened with a bang as well, chalk a block full of new surprises and selling out of a few items on its first weekend. The warm weather also welcomed the Resort’s first waterskiiers and wakeboarders on Lake Osoyoos and of course the kids were in the pool! With all the events planned it’s shaping up to be a great summer at Veranda Beach.
May 5th, 2010
Veranda Beach has a new restaurant – Globe at the Beach- as Jude Brunt and Paul Doherty owners of Globe Café & Tapas Bar at Big White and Sun Peaks, join the Veranda Beach Crew on Lake Osoyoos to open Globe at the Beach this weekend. Those who have come to love the previous 1950’s Diner style menu as part of your summer at Veranda, need not be alarmed as Globe will continue to offer great onion rings, an awesome burger, homemade authentic milkshakes and the infamous rootbeer float! But your dining choices will be further enhanced with the addition of fabulous Italian specialty coffees to start your day, and a more extensive, great tasting lunch and dinner menu inspired by the cultures and cuisines of the owner’s travels – full of fresh, fun and creative summer comfort foods all cooked from scratch using the best local ingredients. Globe will also offer daily chefs special creations, a wider selection of local boutique wines and beers and many culinary theme events featuring cuisines from around the world.
Wasting no time, Globe at the Beach will bring forth international flavours from England, Italy and Atlantic Canada in three culinary events in May. Upon opening the doors on Saturday, Globe at the Beach extends an invitation to the English custom of afternoon tea for Mother’s Day, followed by Mother’s Day Brunch the following day. Two weeks later it’s off to Italy for “An Italian Job” Winemaker’s Dinner on May 22nd with a five course Italian cuisine and wine pairing dinner, showcasing Barbera varietals from both the old and new world, and soon to be produced from the Veranda vineyard. And a week later, it’s Celtic Lobster Fest. You gotta be here.
April 20th, 2010
It is arguably the most beautiful time of the year in the South Okanagan with the orchards all coming into bloom – the colors are amazing. Airport manager Steve Johnston reports the runway expansion is not far off. The Airport is busy with flights as clearing customs is so easy at Oroville. Customs will meet incoming international flights with an hours notice. I wonder how long it will be before we see regular charters from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver delivering guests to Veranda Beach? Wow, what a weekend, had to get out the sunscreen. The Groeneveld girls were the first in the lake this year though it’s bit chilly yet they said.
September 28th, 2009
Friends at the pool and wakeboarding at the end of September. Wow what a summer!
August 9th, 2009
Kicked off the week with Sports Day at Veranda Beach. Entered the bocce tournament, joined the raft race and watched the kids go crazy in the watermelon eating contest! Danced under the stars that night to a great band. Put the boat in the water the next day and spent the week on the water tubing, waterskiing and knee boarding, and aside the water on the beach and by the pool. Spent our last evening at Mediterranean Night in the Dairy Point Diner where we enjoyed a terrific buffet. Already booked for next year! You should too!
July 24th, 2009
Water skiied this morning at Veranda Beach for the first time in 20 years. What a riot! What was even better was watching the smiles on my boys’ faces as they tried water skiing for the very first time. Athletic sorts that they are and with some great coaching, they got up straight away! Another great family moment at Veranda Beach!
July 19th, 2009
Listened to The Company Band on the Village Center Boardwalk at Veranda Beach last night – these guys are good! Had a great dinner at the Dairy Point Diner with the Athens family, superb music to follow and danced with my seven year old son under the stars. All the makings of fond summer holiday memories!
July 15th, 2009
It’s going to be hot, hot, hot for the next 4 days and what better way to keep cool than at Veranda Beach! Over a mile of private sandy beach on Lake Osoyoos and a 30 X 60 swimming pool as well! Loving it!