Hooded Merganser Bar and Grill
Named after a rare and reclusive diving duck, the Hood is built on piles that straddle Lake Okanagan at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Wraparound windows provide panoramic views of the lake and mountains. The vast menu includes local produce and gluten-free options. The Merganser poutine with duck confit, local cheese curds, and duck reduction, and the prawn tacos, are optimal appy options. Mains include a variety of dishes, from chicken tikka masala to 10-ounce flatiron steak with gorgonzola. The wine list represents the best local wineries.