Sun Peaks — Dining
Put Mantles Restaurant & Bar (250-578-6000; $$–$$$) in the Delta Sun Peaks Resort on your “must-visit” list for its full menu of Pacific Northwest cuisine, tasty appetizers, gas fired pizza, rotisserie and a wide selection of beers, wines and drinks. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
A high-end European-style restaurant with sterling hospitality is Powder Hounds (250-578-0014; $$–$$$) in the Fireside Lodge. The Hearthstone Lodge is home to two fine dining venues: Bella Italia (250-578-8832; $$–$$$) in Hearthstone Lodge serves authentic Italian cuisine with daily fresh-made pasta and Servus on Creekside (250-578-7383; $$–$$$) features a European flair in an intimate, romantic setting. There is also the Tod Mountain creperie and coffee house attached to the Hearthstone Lodge that is good for a quick breakfast or lunch.
Chopstixx (250-578-7758; $$) in the Heffley Inn, specializes in Asian flavors, including Thai, Chinese and Japanese. Prices are reasonable and take out is available. The Steakhouse at Sun Peaks Lodge (250-578-7878) satisfies your craving for classic New York steak, sirloin, rib eye or prime rib. This friendly steakhouse also has a great kids menu. Reservations recommended. Mackdaddy’s the Club (250-578-2582) is located in the Delta Sun Peaks. European influences highlight the atmosphere and the food. After dinner, have a fling on their dance floor.
Masa’s Bar & Grill (250-578-5434; $–$$) slopeside in the Village Day Lodge by the Sunburst and Sundance chairlifts, is a casual pub and family restaurant featuring great service and outstanding burgers.Bottom’s Bar & Grill (250-578-0013; $–$$) in Sundance Lodge is invitingly noisy with good food that hits the spot after a day on the mountain. You’ll quickly learn to trust the local McDonnell brothers’ eclectic fusion menu at Macker’s Bistro & Bar (250-578-7894; $–$$) in Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge. This long-tome local favorite features fusion cusine with warm service in a casual and fun atmosphere.
Bento’s Day Lodge ($), east of the Village Day Lodge, is a quick cafeteria stop in your busy ski day. You can eat “bring your own” meals here too. For the best coffee on the mountain, go to Bolacco Caffe (250-587-7588; $) in the Sundance Lodge in the village. Cafe Soleil (250-587-5534) a deli-style espresso bar in the Village Day Lodge serves gourmet coffees, baked goods, soups and sandwiches.
The mid-mountain Sunburst Restaurant (250-578-7222; $) is the only on-mountain cafeteria. It’s at the top of the Sunburst chairlift and has great affordable soups, salads and burgers—and, of course, great views. Don’t miss the sticky buns — you can’t miss the sweet smell.
Mountain High Pizza (250-578-7272) invites a “grab a slice” kind of meal or a take-home pie for the whole family.
New Umbrella Cafe, located near the bottom of the Morrisey lift, sports inside and outdoor seating for a refueling stop near the new East Village.
One last sinful stop is Baggs Sweets, a long-time favorite located in the Hearthstone Lodge. Indulge in thirst-quenching coffees, desserts and chocolates or enjoy a pannini or a great bowl of soup.
Dining Legend (Cdn$): $$$$–Entrees $30+; $$$–$20–$30; $$–$10–$20; $–less than $10