For Immediate Release
June 11, 2021
Summer Steps Up to the Plate at Naramata Inn
Naramata, B.C. - As the weather warms and local farms and markets start to fill with early summer produce, Chef Ned Bell and the Naramata Inn kitchen team have launched new seasonal menus for lunch and dinner celebrating these fresh ingredients. At lunch, the Fennel, Radish and Arugula Salad is finished with an elderflower dressing, the Wild Side Stripe Shrimp Open-Faced Sandwich features an herb and nettle aioli, and the Yarrow Meadow Chicken is accompanied by local heirloom beans and oyster mushrooms. At dinner, the Wild Pacific Halibut is paired with fresh peas and butter-braised spinach, while the 63 Acres Beef Tenderloin Tartare features a Naramata cherry emulsion. Each ingredient is sourced as locally as possible, working with our community’s farmers and producers, and brought together to offer a true example of “Naramatian cuisine.”
Canada's 100 Best: Back to the Land with Ned Bell
Where would we be without Canada’s innovative, vital and resilient hospitality industry? One that has kept our panicked, pandemic, upside-down existence so much better thanks to delicious food, drink, treats and programs?
We are HONOURED and PROUD to be included in Canada’s 100 Best “unqualified celebration” of things to savour right now. Thank you. And thank you once again to the community and guests who have embraced our ambitious aspirations of bringing the absolute best and most delicious parts of Naramata and the Okanagan Valley to the world. Every customer and kind word is an encouragement and we are so excited about the season ahead.
A Special “Pecking Hour” Tasting Starring Ursa Major, Wednesday June 16
Join us for a very special al fresco* “Pecking Hour” on June 16 starring special guest Rajen Toor of Ursa Major Winery from Black Sage Bench in the Southern Okanagan. Our wine director, Emily Walker, has been squirrelling away a few bottles of Rajen's sold-out-in-seconds releases to share with you. Limited to just 20 seats, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, you’ll sit, sip and snack on local cheese and house-made charcuterie, while Rajen himself will meet with our guests to casually convey the inspiration behind these beautiful bottles. The tasting is $49 per person (plus tax), including a flight of four wines and personal cheese and charcuterie board.
The afternoon event is offered to advanced reservations only, on a first-come, first served basis. To secure your seat at the table please email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Ursa Major" in the subject line.
Emily and Rajen will also be pouring a limited amount of Ursa Major’s sold out wines for a la carte dinner guests of the Inn that same evening. It’s a great time to try something new. Click here to book a June 16 dinner reservation.
Whisky Flights, Burger Nights and Dinner Dates Make for a
Happy Father’s Day
Those wanting to pay tribute to Dad have a number of tasty options from Naramata Inn.
Chef Ned, father to three sons, Is serving up a fortifying $59 Beef Duo as a special offering to celebrate the day. Featuring both Tenderloin and Braised Beef Short Ribs, with Whisky Jus and Smashed Potatoes, it’s an indulgent take on comfort food.
Dinner Only - Friday, June 18 | Saturday, June 19 | Sunday, June 20
Brand new dad and bar manager, Dave Levesque’s passion for local whisky has turned into a brand new $20 tasting flight of three unique sips and styles from across the province. Explore the flavours of Vancouver Island’s 2019 Glen Saanich Single Malt from Devine Spirits, Naramata’s own Wyatt Whisky from Legend Distilling, and Vancouver’s Commodore Single Malt from Odd Society, complete with thoughtful tasting notes.
Available for Lunch, Pecking Hour and Dinner - Friday, June 18 | Saturday, June 19 | Sunday, June 20
Cook Out With Naramata Inn at Home 's
Father’s Day Burger Box
We’ve put together all the fixings for a fun Father's Day BBQ that is both simple and delicious. This epic-burger kit features premium ingredients:
- Ready-to-grill, hand-made 63 Acres beef patties
- Brioche buns from our talented pastry team
- Chef Ned’s creamy aioli, tangy red wine vinegar and tomato emulsion, thick-cut bacon, crispy onions and Jerseyland Organics cheddar
- Hand-cut potato chips
- Four local beers including Sour, IPA, Stout and Blonde brews to complement the meal and celebrate dad like the VIP he is.
Available exclusively Sunday, June 20, only 15 Burger Boxes are available.
Priced at $90.85 for two, inclusive of taxes. Click here to reserve yours.
Dads Love a Dinner Date - Naramata Inn Gift Certificates
Quality time and a memorable meal is the perfect way to honour loved ones for any occasion. Our gift certificates can be used for food, drinks and accommodation - sure to make the whole family smile. Purchase yours here.
Chardonnay Takes Flight
While the food at the Restaurant at Naramata Inn gets a lot of attention, the wine program has won plenty of praise as well! And for good reason. Created by Emily Walker, the Inn’s Wine Director, a highlight of the program is the rotating tasting flight on offer, presenting three wines that tell the story of a particular grape, style or terroir.
The new All the Way with Chardonnay flight — available through June — brings together three expressions of this grape from three very different growing regions: from the Okanagan Valley, the Lightning Rock ‘Canyonview’ chardonnay; from Australia’s Yarra Valley, the Mac Forbes chardonnay; and from France, the Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis Village.
Presenting them side-by-side gives guests the opportunity to contrast the wines, and learn more about the influence that both the environment and the winemaking process can have on wines made from the same grape.
A Little Something to Remember Us By
A visit to the Inn can never be long enough, but you can keep those sweet memories alive with some of our limited edition Naramata Inn branded items. New for summer, we’ve just added navy and white branded beach towels to our online store, perfect for a beach day and dip in the lake. Also new are a limited number of cozy, cotton unisex t-shirts, which are sure to start conversations about where you spent your vacation this year.
These join other favourites, such as our waffle-weave robe, monogrammed wooden bread boards, steak knives, and our signature canvas tote. All are available for purchase both at Naramata Inn, or via our online store while supplies last.
About Naramata Inn:
Constructed 113 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.
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