Local ideas to make holiday entertaining easy

NEWS ALERT! The Okanagan Table is offering an entire Christmas feast for pick up this year!
Image Credit: The Okanagan Table

You know, it is totally acceptable not to slave away and make everything from scratch for your holiday gatherings.

We live in a place chock-full of talented chefs and artisans who are happily creating dishes for you to pick up and serve with pride. Here are some delicious ideas to make your entertaining this year a cinch.

Starting with the big gun here ... Don’t feel like putting on the full turkey production this year? Can you imagine having a world-class team of chefs preparing the dinner for you, trimmings and all? Oooh, have I got exciting news for all of you!

The Okanagan Table is offering the full meal deal for Christmas takeaway this year.

Pre-Order now – deadline is Dec. 21.  Available in single portions and larger ones for a gathering of family and friends.
Roast Cider-Glazed Turkey (Two Cuts)
Dried Fruit Stuffing
Whipped Potatoes
Winter Vegetables
Golden Turkey Sage Pan Gravy
Cranberry Chutney
$24.95 + GST per person
Dinners can be picked up exclusively at The Okanagan Table on Dec. 24 between 11 a.m. and  2  p.m. sharp.

I know, you feel like belting out Joy to the World— go ahead and celebrate!

OK, Christmas dinner, check! Now for Christmas Eve hors oeuvres and dinner, Christmas morning brunch, Boxing Day cocktails? We've got you covered.

Amazing house made pates are perfect for your holiday parties.
Amazing house made pates are perfect for your holiday parties.

Sandrine’s French Pastry & Chocolate in Kelowna has loads of choices.

The house-made jars of pate are a must. And for dessert, her Yule Logs are perfection. There are main courses like Tourtiere, a Christmas Eve favourite tradition from Quebec.

Delicious quiche & more from Waterfront Cafe.
Delicious quiche & more from Waterfront Cafe.

Waterfront Café & Catering is also ready for orders. Their gorgeous quiches are just the trick for Christmas Day or Boxing Day brunch. They also have full-service catering, so menus are available for canapes for your party or family-style meals.

Fantastic ideas for holiday entertaining that also make great stocking stuffers for foodies.
Fantastic ideas for holiday entertaining that also make great stocking stuffers for foodies.
Image Credit: Oliver Eats

Those near Oliver are lucky to have Oliver Eats nearby.  Super talented chef Derek Uhlemann owns and operates this delicious destination with his wife Sunnie. Here you will find dinner ideas, gourmet artisanal items from cheeses to pickled eggs.

Cheese & condiments should be on every spread.
Cheese & condiments should be on every spread.
Image Credit: Perseval & Young

Cheese is always the answer. Whether you are serving it as a starter or as a dessert course, Perseval & Young Cheesemongers has got the cheese line up of your dreams. And they make up cheese boards for you! You can bring in your own favourite cheese board and they will load it up for you. They also carry the perfect condiments to serve with  cheese, like bacon, apple and onion jam from their neighbours Provisions at Kettle Valley!

Holiday cookies galore available at Christmas Markets make the perfect centrepiece for your table.
Holiday cookies galore available at Christmas Markets make the perfect centrepiece for your table.

The Bench Market in Penticton has a large selection of deli items, local artisan products and they cater as well. Also in Penticton, the Winter Farmer’s Market on Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. so you can load up with local delights.


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