Review: Home Block Restaurant, Cedar Creek Winery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.


The City of Kelowna is fortunate to have several wonderful winery restaurants. It’s always been a great city to visit on a business or personal trip, thanks to the sheer amount of options in this developing Canadian City. Our visit would bring us to Home Block Restaurant, attached to the excellent Cedar Creek Winery in the Okanagan. We’d experience a great contemporary meal with a three course pairing that would highlight the best meal of our trip.

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Review: Home Block Restaurant, Cedar Creek Winery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

Planning a Visit to Home Block:

The Okangan Area is home to many excellent wineries. We’ve previously visited the area in detail, visiting the hot climates that the region has to offer. During our stay at the Delta Grand Okanagan by Marriott Kelowna, I ended up taking MrsWT73 to dinner at a restaurant that I usually visited on business trips; The Home Block at Cedar Creek.

I booked a table through Open Table Reservation systems. It was quick and easy and we were able to get our preferred dates without any issues or challenges. We ended up self driving to the restaurant, which was about twenty minutes drive from the Delta Grand Okanagan.

Arriving to Home Block:

The Home Block at Cedar Creek is the winery restaurant of Cedar Creek. It’s situated in a beautiful complex that overlooks Lake Okanagan.

The Home Block Restaurant and Patio
The Home Block Restaurant
Arriving to Home Block

We were greeted promptly at the bar and were led to our seats. The setting in the restaurant is modern contemporary, which floor to ceiling windows that over look the sloping vineyard views towards the lake. There is a medium sized patio, which would be wonderful for summer time dinner dining.

Home Block Restaurant
Seating at Home Block Restaurant
Seating at Home Block: Overlooking the Tasting Room
Table Setting: Home Block Restaurant

The Meal: A Three Course Dinner

The meal at Home Block was a three course dinner, that offered several selections between the first, second and dessert courses. While I’ve previously visited where the menu was completely “a-la-carte”, the restuarant had switched to a set menu during the pandemic.

Three Course Menu
First Course: Appetizers
Second Course: Mains
Third Course: Desserts

For the starter, we both ended up enjoying the Coal Roasted Beet and Avocado Salad, with citrus, mint, whipped feta and pine nuts, paired with Cedar Creek 2019 Estate Riesling. It was a very fresh tasting salad, with organics that were locally provisioned.

Coal Roasted Beet and Avocado Salad

For the main course, I enjoyed the Wood Roasted Duck Breast with Celeraic Puree, Grilled Rapini and Green Peppercorn and Lemon Meyer Jus. This was paired with Cedar Creek 29019 Estate Merlot. It was perfectly cooked and a great winter dish.

Wood Roasted Duck Breast

MrsWT73 went with the vegetarian option and enjoyed the Rigatoni with Bolognese, Ricotta Salada and Oregano.

Rigatoni with Bolognese, Ricotta Salada and Oregano

The dessert was also well produced and constructed. I selected the Chocolate Semi Freddo, with walnut crumble, banana custard and cardamom doughnut. It was a very tasty and memorable dessert selection, with flavours that were memorable and worked well together.

Chocolate Semi Freddo

The cheque was a reasonable two hundred dollars, which isn’t bad for a Canadian Restaurant with two glasses of wine and three courses.

Cheque Please!

We checked out the kitchen as we left. The kitchen is open concept and allows diners to be able to see their meals being produced.

The Home Block Kitchen
The Outdoor Patio Area
A Look into the Tasting Room at Cedar Creek

Our Experience at Home Block at Cedar Creek:

The Home Block Restaurant at Cedar Creek was a great special occasion dinner. While we visited in the winter, it would be a great spot to visit in the heat of the summer on the patio. I enjoyed the food, with flavours that were well put together. A visit to Home Block is highly recommended if you are in the area.

If you’ve visited the Okanagan Wine Region, did you make a point of visiting Cedar Creek ?

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