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US$52 - US$149
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French, Canadian
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Reviewed November 3, 2022 via mobile

Very boutique twenty covers. The chef Chris has a philosophy of freshness and seasonal with most ingredients being local or from his own garden and it works. We had different wine with each course Chris married the course to wine, sparkling, white, rose, red and...finally a port. enhancing the flavours of each course. We could not fault the cooking or presentation. There was no rush with servers explaining the varies ingredients. When we get back to Oliver next year Chef’s Table will be our first call for a meal.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2022

We had a great time "helping" to prepare dinner, sharing laughs and learning about the food we were about to eat. It was fun to go out on the farm to collect some of the fresh ingredients for our dinner. Chris, Kyle and Brie were...great hosts and made the evening a lot of fun. The food was excellent. We will definitely come again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 18, 2022

I am fortunate enough to have just had my 4th Backyard Farms dinner with 17 of my closest friends and family. We are serial customers now and may make ourselves a little too at home. But that's because the staff are so welcoming and friendly...and the food is simply next level. Highly, highly, highly recommend!!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 18, 2022

This was one of my favourite dining/travelling experiences ever! The food was delicious and fresh (made on site from their own and local ingredients), the service was impeccable, the staff were super friendly, and the environment was beautiful and comfortable. They were also very understanding...and accomodating to people with food allergies (they made an amazing gluten free bread and crackers!). The kitchen also overlooks the dining area which made it a nice, personal experience. I would 100% recommend this experience for all kinds of events - from couples, family and friend group events, parties, receptions, you name it!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2022

As part of a group of 20 people we were fortunate to dine at Backyard Farm. Chef Chris is a genius. All ingredients are locally and ethically sourced, true to the principles of farm to table dining. Chris gave recommendations for local wines best suited...to be paired with each course, which we purchased ahead of time. Service was exceptional.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to secure a night at Backyard Farm Chef’s Table during our retreat in Osoyoos/Oliver. It was an incredible experience for all of us. The dishes were thoughtfully designed and made. The creativity was next level and of course it was incredibly...delicious. Chef Chris provided a detailed and enlightening description of each dish. True farm to table as many of the ingredients were gathered on the property. If you enjoy well crafted dishes in an intimate and inviting setting, Backyard Farm is a must.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022

I was lucky to visit Backyard Farms when it first opened and then again this weekend. Wow! It has evolved from a 5 out of 5 to a 10 out of 5. Chris' stories were inspiring, the food was dynamite, the atmosphere casually elegant and...intimate and...the food, the food, the food!! So freshly prepared with love yet still gourmet and healthy. We had an event with 12 CEOs and we all loved it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022 via mobile

Chef Chris presented authentic local incredible food. We brought the wine, Chris and his staff made the 5 courses outstanding. We loved and finished every dish. It was an incredible experience.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022

A memorable dining experience to be certain! Chris Van Hooydonk and his youthful and enthusiastic team created a multi course dinner for our office party. Each course was crafted from the freshest local ingredients in the wide-open kitchen right before our eyes. The creation and...the thought behind each course as well as the sourcing of ingredients was carefully explained by Chris or his Sous Chef Kyle. Wine glasses were kept topped up by Mary. This is like no restaurant meal we've ever had! Everything was beautifully presented and absolutely scrumptious! We are already booked for our next visit!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 14, 2022 via mobile

We had Chris come to our rented chalet in Big White for a private chef experience. We were 11 women and he treated the most perfect menu! The food he cooked for us was delicious and each element of every dish was thoroughly explained. You...can taste the love that he puts into his dishes. Everything is farm to table and nothing like I have ever tasted. He is also so nice and fun. HIGHLY recommend. I can’t wait to visit the farm on my next visit to BC.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

This experience is so unique and exquisite. We are lucky to have visited the farm two years in a row and have already booked a third. Chef Chris, his wife Mikkel, his team and local partners all contribute to an experience you won’t forget. The...meal is mind-blowing, but it’s the discussion and education and effort to bring it to the plate that you will come away appreciating just as much. Mindful eating, sustainable ethically sourced ingredients and a place to celebrate friends and food in a setting that is unmatched!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 20, 2021

There is not enough room to write all I would like to say our our Backyard Farms visit. From the moment you walk in to the regal, yet cozy and welcoming, dining hall and kitchen you feel like nothing else is important other than the...experience you and your friends are about to enjoy. Chef Chris and his team have thought of everything and have put their custom, fresh, tasteful touch on every course. From the charcuterie starter, right down to the apres tea/coffee selecting local products either right from Chef Chris's own garden, to supporting local artisans from the surrounding area or within Canada. Every tastefully presented plate was thoroughly explained along with wine pairings for a truly wholesome and devine dance with the palate! If you are coming to Oliver/Osoyoos this is an absolute must do. But check the calendar and book asap as this best kept secret isn't a secret anymore! And don't forget to take home the fresh baked bread and pickled vegetables and preserves that they are creating right while you dine. 11 out of 10 stars!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 16, 2021 via mobile

Dinner with Chef Chris and his team was unbelievable. Such a great venue, intimate setting, engaging staff. We booked a year ago and were so impressed with the food and experience that we have booked again for next year. If you are looking for a...dining experience that will leave you smiling, full and awed this is the place to go. Highly recommend visiting Backyard Farm for dinner and leaving with a few specialty items.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021

Wow this was worth the wait. It’s super hard to get into. We booked a year in advance but it was so worth the wait. The food was amazing. Chef Chris is a wonderful chef. The service was top notch. The room was wonderful. From...the start to the end when chef picked herbs from the garden in front of us to make our mint tea we were impressed. Definitely worth it if you ever have the opportunityMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 21, 2021

This was the most amazing dining experience we and our friends ever experienced! Chef Chris and all of his staff went above and beyond and made my husband’s birthday celebration one that we will be talking about for years to come. There was so much...thought put into each and every course that we were presented. The explanations provided about each dish had us enthralled. The attention to detail was outstanding. Truly a 5 star experience. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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there is no "set " menu - the chef's menu of the day appears to come from his personal inspirations/creativity and the seasonal availability of his menu items - i would contact him directly- he is happy to recommend wine... More
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