Local celebrity chef Kaila Klassen is back in the kitchen, joining Bonitas Winery in a new restaurant venture.
CORX + BRIX Bistro, with new head chef Klassen manning the menu, promises to exceed expectations.
“It is exciting because we have a celebrity chef on board now and we've already seen what she can do throughout the season. She cooked for all our weddings, and we've had some great reviews and we are very excited to have her on board,” says Bonitas Winery co-owner Diane Esslinger.
The Bistro located at the winery in Summerland seats 70-guests and is advertised as the only winery on Okanagan Lake with a licensed restaurant.
The concept of the restaurant, Corx and Brix, is where local food and wine unite.
“She has brand new menu items with some fresh ideas and beautiful presentation, so we are really looking forward to having her here,” adds Esslinger.
Klassen is exuberant about the fresh start.
"I'm excited to enter into a venture where I have creative control with an owner who is amazing."
The MasterChef candidate is ready to serve foodies and she says her dishes will deliver home grown fare.
"Our focus is local food, from local farms. Fresh fruits, vegetables and meat, all from the Okanagan."
Klassen says they've created a feel good atmosphere that will deliver on taste and service.
"We have an approachable attitude, we are not pretentious. It is comfortable for everyone for every occasion."
The restaurant was closed for a short period and is reopening with a fresh look October 2, just in time for the Fall Wine festival.
To fined out more about the CORX + BRIX Bistro visit their website.