The last time we came to Oliver two years ago, we visited Tinhorn Creek winery and were struck by the beauty of Miradoro restaurant, perched high on the property. This time around, we made a special trip to Miradoro for lunch.

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The Oliver area has been dealing with two wildfires recently, and depending on the day and wind, you can really see, feel and smell the smoke in the air. This was one of those days, as one of the fires heated up again. It made a difference to this fabulous restaurant – usually packed with people, we were the only two seated for most of the hour that we were there. It lead to amazing service, with the owner, manager and server checking in on us through our lunch! And, the spectacular view was a little less spectacular through the smoke.

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We did a little dance to start our lunch (we began on the terrace and moved inside due to a cool wind, more than the smoke smell). Our lunch began with some bread and an interesting take on an oil and vinegar dip.. a touch of sherry gave it a really nice bite!

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David chose the wild boar carbonara – what a beautiful dish! The perfect 64 degree egg topped the pasta with arugala, parmesan and boar. David absolutely loved it (and I loved looking at it).

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I chose the salmon with heirloom tomatoes, salsa verde and really large and interesting croutons. The salmon was perfectly cooked and I never pass up heirloom tomatoes. The croutons had a wonderful taste, and I shared a few with David.

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Overall, our visit to Miradoro was a wonderful and special lunch that we completely enjoyed.

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