Record breaking holidays for Bottoms

Bottoms

If you’ve stopped by Bottoms Bar and Grill for lunch or dinner in the past few months, you might think they seem a little busier than usual — and you’d be right. December was a busy month for staff at Bottoms Bar and Grill, as they broke a personal best record to mark their highest grossing month ever. Then January came. “We blew that record out of the water,” says general manager Nathan Cross — making for … [Read more...]

Building a better burger

Burger Joint

Local restaurant owner Peter Ernst was faced with a challenge — to build the perfect burger. With Sun Peaks Bakery closing down, Ernst was keen to utilize the space to provide a low-cost dining option for visitors and locals. That was when the The Burger Joint was born. “We wanted to provide another opportunity for guests to have a fast lunch or dinner, and something that was good value,” Ernst said. In between … [Read more...]

Harvest is here

Harvest Swenarchuk

October is harvest season in B.C. which means fresh fruit and vegetables, hearty soups, comfort foods and home-cooked meals. SPIN caught up with Sun Peaks Resort’s junior sous chef John Swenarchuk, to chat about all things harvest this month. Originally from North Vancouver, Swenarchuk has worked throughout B.C. including as a chef for a heli-skiing company and at a salmon fishing resort, before settling down … [Read more...]

I want, I don’t want — picky eaters

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Dear Dr. Renaud: I have a very picky eater. Thomas is four-years-old and goes through phases of eating that are driving me crazy. First, he won’t eat anything other than one item for weeks on end and then he doesn’t want that anymore and I can’t get him to eat anything else. I am worried that he’s going to starve to death. It ends up in a big fight and him in tears. What should I do? Worried mom Dear Worried … [Read more...]

Seasonal dish with Darren Kashin

Darren Kashin

Ottawa, Ontario born Darren Kashin has been in Sun Peaks for six years and has been the executive chef at Masa’s Bar & Grill for two and a half of them. With a diploma in culinary management from Algonquin College and nine years of experience in the food industry, Kashin is more than qualified to run his own kitchen. Part of the job entails creating new menu items and SPIN asked Kashin to give us the inside track … [Read more...]