Nestled in the hills above Osoyoos, Mica Restaurant at Spirit Ridge Resort enjoys panoramic views of the lake, the mountainside, and the vineyards. Possessing not one but two outdoor patios, Mica offers the best outdoor dining experience in the valley.
Our menu, featuring both small & large plates, is the perfect culinary diversion and our list of local hand-crafted wines will focus and inspire your wine explorations. Our name is taken from Mica Creek which is located just east of the NK’MIP Resort and drains into the Osoyoos Lake. Although only one aspect, it is an integral part of the eco system which then provides life to the vineyards, the orchards, the local fish and wildlife. Just as the creek is a vital part of a bigger entity, so too is Mica Restaurant an integral part of the much larger NK’MIP Resort.
Break away from your everyday to Mica Restaurant and experience Wine-Country Casual at its best.
Chef Nicholas Atkins was lured into the culinary world at an early age - and his passion for food and the industry was quickly recognized. Nick found a rush for competition through sports, which led him to participate in his first culinary competition at a local show involving nearly a dozen junior competitors. Receiving gold medals, he felt the reward of hard work. Later that same year Nick travelled to Singapore at the Food and Hotel Asia International Salon Culinaire, where the apprentice team came home with bronze and silver medals. The year after he was given the opportunity to compete solo at the International Culinary Classic in Hong Kong. With hard work and determination Nick was awarded two Gold Medals.
Nick studied the Culinary Arts at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology where he holds an Honours Diploma. He received his Red Seal Designation from Alberta Advanced Education and Career Development in 2006.
Nicks professional experience in the food industry varies from catering acting professionals on movie sets, food styling with Hollywood directors, working in the most recognized French restaurant in Calgary as a Sous Chef, to being the strong leader of the Back of House Operations at Mica Restaurant at Spirit Ridge Resort.