3 out of 5 stars!
Salt & Brick, I like this restaurant, it’s got charm & a great location in downtown Kelowna, BC in the Okanagan Valley Wine Region. The menu is full of dishes meant to be shared and it’s creative and tasty with a West Coast fusion of flavours. And they do have a good wine list. Although It’s all BC focused (which I am not a huge fan of); it’s in Wine Country so of course it makes sense they are going to show off what’s available around them! They do have a nice variety of wine producers and varietals to choose from.
Their bottles start at $45 and go up to $100+, although the majority sits in the $45-$70 range. And they offer a decent selection of wine by the glass.
So, I give them 3 stars out of 5 for their Wine List. Why? They could jazz up their list (and especially the bubbles selection) & get creative with the varietals. It didn’t “excite” me, and I think they are playing it safe with their list.
Have you ever dined at a restaurant and loved the food and hated the wine? Or loved the wine, but the food didn’t hit the mark? I have. So I am always on a quest to find the gems out there with both great wine and food & owners or wine directors who are thinking creatively.
Here’s what I use to determine my rating out of 5 stars:
This is of course based on my taste, and from my experience as a customer and a wine professional.
Keep exploring, Cheers!