We 'discovered' the Dream Cafe many years ago because we were following Michael Kaeshammer's career. We'd seen him perform with Harry Manx in Red Deer and were dazzled by his talent. Then I read that he was performing at a place called the Dream Cafe in Penticton, I couldn't place it even though we had been to Penticton before. Then I "Googled" it. It just seemed like too small a venue for that kind of a performer; Michael is a popular musician who draws a big audience and this place just seemed too small.
Was I wrong!! I phoned for a reservation and Pierre himself answered the phone, said he'd hold seats for us & didn't even want my credit card info. That never happens & I was actually a little uneasy - wondering if we really did have seats.
Well, what an amazing experience it was! The Dream Cafe is such an intimate setting and just the perfect way to enjoy a musical performance. Every table is close to the performer; you really get to enjoy the music. Because of Pierre's relationship with the performers and the small venue, it just seems perfect - almost like having the artist drop by your own home and spending the evening with you and your friends. You can tell that the musicians are having a good time too.
We have only been here for a meal when there is live music; we drive from Central Alberta specifically for those evenings. We have seen Michael Kaeshammer many times, but also other artists. Without a doubt, the Dream Cafe is the BEST place I've ever been to enjoy live music. The place was packed and yet the staff served dinner in a timely fashion. The menu choices were good and the food was delicious. We always enjoy a good BC wine with our meal too. My suggestion is to order one of the decadent desserts & coffee to be served at intermission.
We have been back many times to the Dream Cafe and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves each time. Check out their website; you won't believe the calibre of talent performing there! We spend the winter in Arizona & it just kills us to see who we are missing. If I lived in Penticton; I would be a regular at the Dream Cafe every week.
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