Winter Wonderland bar popping up in downtown Kelowna
A popular Kelowna cocktail bar, Jack’s, is revamping its downtown location into a winter wonderland experience, where guests can enjoy the holiday season with food and drink until Dec. 26.
The winter wonderland was designed by Erin van den Brink, who is now transforming the space with Christmas lights, decorations and tinsel, after completing her own home tour for Homes for the Holidays.
“We are excited to have a creative team that is not just bringing you a winter wonderful space to enjoy but our talented bar team and brand-new chef have designed menus that fit with the '70s vibe that is Jack’s on Bernard,” Jack’s on Bernard co-owner Casey Greabeiel said in a media release. “Our entire team is looking forward to sharing this brand-new Jack’s experience with you.”
Jack’s manger Griffin Cox has created four cocktails that customers will receive in festive glassware, while chef Konstantin Chakhnov has revamped the menu with a mix of small plates that are expected to stimulate all five taste sensations and satisfy customers.
With the new menu, Chakhnov wanted the small plates menu to match the quality of ingredients, while keeping the aesthetic of cocktails that Jack’s is known for.
Chakhnov’s goal in coming to Jack’s was to have the food match the drinks offered, as he wants guests to expect a similar culinary experience that they would receive at his other locations.
“The food is going to be elevated yet approachable and we are planning on adding a dash of the fun-loving atmosphere Jack’s is well known for to the mix,” Chakhnov said.
Jack’s will be accepting food and monetary donations to support local charity Mamas for Mamas throughout the winter experience.
Guests can donate between $5 and $20 at the end of their visit, and Jack’s will match the donation in gift cards for their next visit.
Reservations are available for groups of two, four, and six, and can be made for up to two hours. Minors are permitted until 9 p.m.
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