Okanagan chef shooting TV series

Ricardo Scebba of Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen will host That's Amore on Shaw Cable

Ricardo Scebba

Ricardo Scebba

Lake Country’s restaurant gem, Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen, after recently releasing a best selling cookbook has now hit the cooking show circuit.

Shaw Cable has signed up dynamic owners Ricardo Scebba and Sue Miller, and they are currently shooting the series named for their book That’s Amore.

The show is being filmed at gorgeous Ex Nihilo Winery in Lake Country — known for their affiliation with the Rolling Stones — the venue provides a perfect rock n’ roll edge for the couple’s shtick last episode.

Recently, Canadian rock legend Barney Bentall, a friend of Ricardo and Sue’s and fan of their new cookbook, joined them for a taping.  Singer Wendy Bird, who is part of Bentall’s new seven-member band The High Bar Gang, also joined the set.

As Wendy recounted her recipe testing from “her new favorite cookbook” during rehearsals, Barney chatted about food, wine and then brought out his guitar. Sue tweeted “finished filming, they sang a song, we ate, drank wine and shared stories! #bestdayever” There really is never a dull moment with this fun couple.

The High Bar Gang were in town recently performing their gospel/bluegrass music at the Dream Café in Penticton and the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna. Stay tuned as they are currently working on their first album together.  Bentall is also coming out with a new solo album soon.

After this gig, Bentall left for Europe to hook up with the winning bidder of the amazing live auction item offered at the Culinary Championships in Kelowna last February.

The ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ package included a week in Tuscany with Juno Award winner Jim Cuddy, the legendary Barney Bentall and fiddler Anne Lindsay. Joining them were Olympic medalists Marnie McBean, Curt Harnett and Chandra Crawford and Olympian Devon Kershaw.

 

Cycling led by local cyclists with some of the world’s most decorated Olympians on the beautiful country roads of Chianti. Imagine biking among the vineyards lined with majestic olive trees, stopping for a cappuccino in a quaint square, all set between the famed cities of Siena and Florence. It’s considered some of the best cycling in the world. Sounds unbelievable. Looking forward to hearing the details when they all return.

 

 

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