Every time I walk into Brodo Kitchen in Penticton, I feel as welcome as Norm Peterson entering the Boston bar Cheers of American television sitcom fame.
Not that it’s “where everyone knows my name” although Chef/Owner Paul Cecconi and Co-Owner/wife Holly do because I frequent it. It’s because the atmosphere is warm and the aromas of the comfort food being prepared right before your eyes gives you a feeling of coming home.
There’s no need to shy away if you’re dining solo. Just stroll up to the counter and check out the day’s specials posted by the cash register or check out the regular fare on the chalkboard listings. You’ll find a selection of scrumptious soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Place your order and grab a seat to eat in or take your meal to go. In fact, the restaurant has soups and stocks as well as canned fruit, pickles, relishes and salsas you can purchase with your next meal in mind.
Brodo elevates comfort food to high standards with a focus on supporting fresh and local. Chef Cecconi paid his dues in the restaurant business in a number of prestigious positions prior to actualizing a dream of his and Holly’s to own their own. The restaurant’s name means broth in Italian and is a nod to his heritage as well as his skill for making soups. His soup-making prowess is confirmed by winning the “Stone Soup Chef” twice at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission creative cooking competition and fundraiser. Make no mistake: This is food prepared expertly.
Open Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm. Watch for special events such as beer-paired dinners! And if you’re planning an event, remember Brodo offers cateringbrodo kitchen on TFG
By Roslyne Buchanan
Lovely evenings at Brodo daily or for special events. (pictured- VFC Dinner with The Homestead Organic Farm and TH Wines)
Chef can teach! Chef Paul and kitchen team menu planning.