Tuesday August 24, 2010

Feature Story

Preston's Party A Palette Pleaser

Coast Hotel restaurant's first anniversary bash

Craig Hill/Voice

t was billed as the Ultimate Patio Party and for those in attendance, it's safe to say that the event easily lived up to that declaration.

The first anniversary celebration of Preston's Restaurant in the Coast Hotel last Thursday was invite-only for the first two-hours and the Voice was fortunate to have been at the affair which was a veritable who's who in local business, entertainment and media.

Preston's manager, Nicole Morrow, led guests onto the patio overlooking beautiful Salish Park and the pond where people schmoozed alongside bobbing ducks and chowed down on exciting appetizers like tuna albacore wraps, barbeque beef sliders, savoury steak bites, hoi sin ribs, and the tastiest crab cakes on the planet prepared by talented chefs Johnny and Katie.

Howard Naylor added another dimension with his Andres Cellar wine tasting bar featuring some excellent Okanagan products like the Private Reserve which is a smooth dry white wine.

"It's 17.99 and a beautiful wine," said Naylor referring to the Andres 2008 Private Reserve. "I drink only white wine in the summer time and I think it's great to have this type of wine on the patio."

Trevor McDonald, Ernie Britton and Geoff Eyre provided the evening's entertainment with very cool and interesting jazz renditions of songs like "Spooky" and "House of the Rising Sun".

Special thanks goes to GM Joey Beltrano, Project Manager Gordon MacDonald and Nicole Morrow plus all the wonderful staff who worked exceptionally hard to ensure that every guest had an excellent time.

If you haven't checked out Preston's Restaurant at the Coast Hotel yet, then now is a great time with their all new exciting menu featuring some of the best food that could be had this side of the Rockies.

Hands down, it was the classiest party of the summer.

Main sponsors were Absolut and Andrew Peller Wines. Flowers were supplied by Quik Pik Flowers.


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