The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
Disney’s Hit Musical Beauty and the Beast was on tour in Kamloops and we had tickets but first, it was off to the Keg Steakhouse for a pre-show drink and dinner. I have been to a lot of Keg Steakhouses from St. John’s to Downtown Vancouver, but I have to say that the Kamloops restaurant located in the historic CN Rail Station ranks in the top 3 for its decor and ambiance. Kamloops is very fortunate to have a restaurant of this caliber.
Even though they are not priced as high as such American iconic steak houses such as Hy’s Steakhouse, Morton’s Steakhouse and Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Keg Steakhouse is Canada’s Steakhouse chain that reigns supreme from coast to coast to coast. Expect to spend more than what you normally would elsewhere but don’t expect mediocre food at this steakhouse.
We started with some drinks. A glass of Okanagan’s finest Sumac Ridge Merlot Cabernet for iLove2Shop, a very nice big round glass of Summer Sangria (merlot, gin, rum, cherry brandy, fresh juice and fruit) for yours truly and because it was a special dinner, no milk or real fruit juice but rather the most finest Pepsi for iLuv2Dance. Exquisite choices so far, don’t you agree? iLove2Shop ordered the 8 oz Top Sirloin Steak cooked medium well and of course, I had to have their 12 oz Prime Rib. We both ordered the dinners Classic Style, meaning that you get a starter salad and also get mushrooms and perfectly cooked seasonal vegetables with your dinner.
The Prime Rib served with horseradish and red wine herb au jus was amazing. It was cut with a fork tender and flavorful. A word of warning about their horseradish, unless you have a cold and blocked sinuses, introduce them to your mouth with extreme caution. I didn’t get a chance to ask her later on at the show, but I’m sure Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast would have given her seal of approval.
A few words about the kids meal. Sure it was $9.99 for iLuv2Dance’s Chicken Strips and Fries, but the appetizer plate containing fruits, veggies and dip that she received was well appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed.
We were stuffed from all this food but a couple of trips each down the two spiral staircases to the washrooms quickly helped us burn off what we just ate. It was a fantastic pre-show dinner that was only trumped by a sensational and sumptuous theatrical treat.