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Naramata Inn's 2023 Season of Culinary

Updated: Jan 14, 2023

For Immediate Release

December 15, 2022

Canadian Culinary Giants Star in Naramata Inn’s

2023 Spring Season of Culinary

May Brings One-of-a-Kind Michelin Star Level Chef Collabs to the Inn

Naramata, B.C. - Naramata Inn is thrilled to announce their spring 2023 Season of Culinary lineup of fantastic guest chefs next May. Drumroll please… Naramata's delicious little village will welcome four incredible talents who are all taking Canada’s culinary world by storm – chefs Alex Chen, Nuit Regular, Joël Watanabe, and Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson. Food-lovers won’t want to miss the creative collaborations between the Inn's own Ned Bell and these top-table titans.

Take advantage of the Inn's holiday pricing and pre-plan a delicious Naramata getaway. Cap off the best meal in the Okanagan Valley with a relaxing stay at a charming little Inn. We know just the place – Book Now.

Monday, May 1 | Alex Chen of Boulevard & Wild Blue 6pm | 6 Courses + Wine Pairings | $195++

Competitive is an understatement when it comes to describing guest chef Alex Chen (Boulevard, Wild Blue). This talented chef thrives on culinary battles as a means to challenge and improve himself and his teams. Chen’s resume is filled with credits like Iron Chef winner, Chef of the Year, Bocuse d’Or, Gold Medal Plates, Wall of Chefs, Canada’s 100 Best and many more.

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Monday, May 8 | Nuit Regular of PAI, Kiin, By Chef Nuit, Sukhothai and Selva 6pm | 6 Courses + Wine Pairings | $195++

An absolute force of nature, chef Nuit Regular has transformed the Thai food scene in Toronto through the distinct flavours of Northern Thai cuisine and warm hospitality. She has been named a WX Network’s 2022 Top 100 Powerful Women in Canada with the BMO Entrepreneurs Award, and is the recipient of the 2022 American Express Award for Business Leadership. Regular has been a guest judge on MasterChef Canada and Top Chef Canada, Season 9, appeared on Big Food Bucket List, and is a resident judge on Food Network Canada’s Wall of Chefs.

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Monday, May 15 | Joël Watanabe of Kissa Tanto 6pm | 6 Courses + Wine Pairings | $195 ++

Joël Watanabe is supremely skilled and highly creative. Watanabe is the brainchild of the surprisingly successful culinary collision of Japanese and Italian cuisine at Vancouver's Kissa Tanto. Watanabe’s ability to blend both cuisines and meld them into their most delicious co-mingling expressions has earned the restaurant all kinds of awards; enRoute’s Best New Restaurant in Canada, Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants and one of only eight freshly minted Michelin stars in Vancouver this fall.

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Monday, May 29 | Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson of Published on Main, Bar Susu 6pm | 6 Courses + Wine Pairings | $195 ++

What a year it’s been for guest chef, Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson. The native Manitoban took home a trophy case full of culinary accolades this year including the number one spot on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list for Published On Main, Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards’ Chef of the Year and “Best New” for his wine bar, Bar Susu, as well as one of Vancouver’s first coveted Michelin stars.

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Two festive cocktail recipes can be found here. Print ready images available here.

About Naramata Inn:

Constructed 114 years ago by the town’s founder, J.M. Robinson, Naramata Inn would welcome some of the Okanagan’s very first tourists and go on to weave a colourful thread throughout Naramata’s history. Naramata Inn is still making headlines as the best way to enjoy the full bounty of the Okanagan Valley. The Inn delivers a proudly “Naramatian” experience, from the best local growers and artisans in Naramata and the Valley, through to showcasing the true depth and breadth of award-winning wines produced by British Columbia’s winemakers.

Each of the 12 unique mission-style rooms showcase the Inn's original 1908 charm, all with direct access to lovely verandas featuring views of the gardens, lake, and hills. All rooms and interiors were refreshed in 2020, the Inn features all of today's comforts and, of course, reliable WIFI.

Learn more at and connect with us via Facebook at or Instagram @naramatainn.

Media Contact:

Krista Lochhead



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