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“Just Doesn't Shine”
Review of Powder Hounds

Powder Hounds
Ranked #6 of 22 Restaurants in Sun Peaks
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 April 2012

I was told that this is where the 'locals' eat, and dutifully went there. The place was a little over half full, and aside from tacky theme elements decorating the walls and dropped ceiling, the ambience was pretty comfy. The chef specializes in German cuisine, and so the hit for most was schnitzel.

Unfortunately, as I am gluten intolerant, I could not partake of that, but ordered a 'stacked steak'- two layers of sirloin with a goat cheese concoction filling, sitting on a bed of small roast potatoes and some indistinguishable greens.

Wine was not inexpensive, but not good either (an Okanagan Cab/Merlot), and served in thick rimmed cheap glassware.

The meat was tough, even though medium rare, the presentation and components pretty mediocre. They served 'au jus', but it was by their admission reconstituted, not real.

The dessert-again a challenge to find gluten free, was truly disgusting. A kind of caramel parfait, more akin to sweetened glue.

The sole waiter was disinterested, unapologetic for the obvious deficiencies. It was clear he was focused on the big tables with bigger tip potential.

A mediocre steak, dessert and a glass of wine- well over $55. Not good value.

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4  Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

Live music and schnitzel, we had a fantastic night.

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Thank robertwhittingham
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

We ate twice at powderhounds as we enjoyed the food so much. The first time we both had their speciality - pork snitchel with spatzl (delicious) and beetroot, and a creamy mushroom sauce. The portions were huge and the food delicious.
The second time I had the beef stroganoff, again with the spatzl (because I loved it so much) while my husband had the pork chops.
The food was delicious, freshly prepared, and the waiting staff attentive while unobtrusive. There was a good selection of wine and beers.

Thank Chloe S
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

Charming place popular with the locals (always a good sign) serving delicious food (I recommend the bruschetta and the pork medallions) with a great atmosphere. There was live entertainment after dinner and good conversation on either side of me. Make this one of your dinner stops while in Sun Peaks!

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Thank drdave007
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

Food was fine but the service was appalling. Our waiter couldn't have been ruder if he tried! He even told one of our group to eat faster cos he wanted the table! The man should give his job to someone who wants it!

3  Thank DJL73
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