A unique Okanagan eatery’s reputation for fine food is about to get a lot bigger.

Kelowna’s Salt and Brick, is about to be featured on the Food Network.

“It’s a shared-plate, tapas-style restaurant,” chef James Holmes told Global News. “Traditional tapas is small plates, usually shared.”






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And it’s Holmes’ small plates that are attracting some big attention.

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“This Saturday we will be featured on the Food Network, John Catucci’s show Big Food Bucket List,” said Holmes.

Big Food Bucket List takes viewers on a culinary tour of North America, with the host checking off must-taste foods from his bucket list.

Holmes’s signature dish of roasted brussels sprouts with maple syrup made the grade.


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“They’re charred [with] beer cheese, pickled grapes and then gouda chive popcorn,” Holmes said.

The exposure is sure to garner plenty of buzz for Salt and Brick, a small and intimate wine bar in Kelowna.

“It’s so exciting,” said Salt and Brick general manager Emeleigh Brown.

“I have loved (Holmes) since the moment I started here, and I am so proud of him. I’m so proud that more people can see how amazing of a chef he is.”

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The episode was filmed last September, but, according to Brown, this is just a taste of what’s in store for fans of Salt and Brick.

“Stay tuned; chef is going to be in on another show of the Food Network coming up pretty quick here,” Brown said.

Holmes says he’s flattered by the attention.


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“It hasn’t hit me yet. I think when the episode airs, it’s going to be a little different, just to know that you are on national television,” he said.

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“But, yeah, super humbled by it.”

Big Food Bucket List’s Salt and Brick episode is scheduled to air this Saturday, at 5 p.m., and 8 p.m., and will also feature Sunny’s – A Modern Diner, another Kelowna eatery.




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