1460 Trans Canada Hwy. NE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N1
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LAKESHORE NEWS (JAN 24/08)
Lenny and Gina Wells operate Table 24, a fine dining restaurant in the former courthouse at the corner of Hudson Avenue and Shuswap Street in Salmon Arm. They offer top-quality food from a kitchen that has no microwave or deep fryer. Food is prepared from scratch; even their bread, pasta, crackers and delicious ice-cream are made in the kitchen. Fresh meat is cut there, and fresh fish is filleted and cut in-house. Nothing is frozen.
Lenny is from Hope, BC where his parents continue to live. He was a civil engineer in Abbotsford for nine years but he wanted a change so he came to Salmon Arm and began looking for work. From Boston Pizza he went to Kelly O'Bryans where he was a silent partner and served tables in a kilt. He joined Forsters in Salmon Arm, then Vernon, and to the company's restaurant at Summerhill Winery in Kelowna.
Gina is the daughter of Rob and Sheralee Solosth who owned Little River Boatworld until retiring in 2003. She attended Jackson and graduated from SASS. In 1999 she was the last reigning Miss Salmon Arm before it was changed to Miss Shuswap. While she was royalty, she and her family went to Kelly O'Bryan's for dinner and sat at table number 24. Lenny was their server and he began flirting with Gina. She kind of liked it. The rest, as they say, is history. She worked in restaurants and enjoyed event planning. The two were married on Kalamalka Lake and had the reception at Summerhill Winery, where both worked.
They wanted a restaurant of their own so they quit their jobs and came to Salmon Arm, their preferred location. They searched every downtown street and every vacant building but found nothing until they learned of renovations to the old courthouse. They signed a lease in October, 2006 and after extensive renovations, they opened on June 8, 2007. They lease over 40% of the building. The kitchen is downstairs, the dining room is on the main floor and the old courtroom upstairs is used for special occasions and can seat from eight to 40.
Look at their beautiful website which is always current and has music: www.table24.ca. It is counting down to Valentine's Day in days, hours, minutes and seconds. Unique!