The Restaurant at Naramata Inn turned one on June 29. In a challenging year, faced with a pandemic, travel restrictions and a record smashing heatwave, our hardworking and creative teams persevered to serve up hyper-local, ingredients and incredible local wines and spirits in our beautiful, historic inn. The challenges of the last year make the happy guests, great reviews, and media recognition from Canada’s 100 Best, Western Living‘s Foodies of the Year ranking, Food and Wine Magazine’s top places to travel, and enRoute Magazine‘s top 10 all the sweeter. Thanks to everyone who supported, dined, drank and lifted us up.
Delicious News and Summer Recipes
Speaking of media recognition, Chef Ned and Naramata Inn gained more national recognition this week in Canadian House & Home Magazine and on The Marilyn Denis Show.
The Marilyn Denis Show
Canadian House & Home Magazine
Highlighting top design, decor and lifestyle brands across the country, House & Home is Canada’s premier shelter magazine. The summer issue features a bright, seasonal recipe from Chef Ned – Shrimp Roll with Chili Lime Mayo. Team them up for a stylish and refreshing combo for a relaxing afternoon.
Cherries 🍒 It’s Your Time to Shine
Thanks to the record-breaking heat wave, Okanagan Valley cherries are ripe and ready to go now. Our farmers need our support—please visit farmer’s markets, road-side stands and anywhere else you can buy local BC cherries. Eat them, cook them, bake them, can them, freeze them – the possibilities are endless.
Dine: Let us handle the cooking. Right now local cherries are starring in our Summer Salad and with our Dry Aged Fraser Valley Duck. Reserve now at naramatainn.com
Recipes: Get some cherries and follow along.
Naramata cherry ketchup – If you think that ketchup is made only from tomatoes, think again. This savoury-sweet ‘ketchup’ made with sweet cherries, honey and red wine vinegar makes for a great stand-in condiment for any burger – as seen here on The Marilyn Denis Show.
Van Westen Vineyards Lapin Cherry & Naramata Bench Red Wine Jam Medley Organic Beets & Aged + Roasted Duck Breast – as seen in enRoute Magazine.
All featured recipes can be found here.
Leave the Roost. Spread your Wings – New Experiences for Naramata Inn Guests
If you want to spend your stay with us just alternating between indulgent feasts and soaking in your clawfoot tub, we completely understand. But if you’re planning on exploring further afield, you’re in for a treat. Enjoy these customized and handpicked experiences:
A distinctive wine producing sub-appellation, the Naramata Bench is home to some of the Okanagan’s best wineries, and is perfect for a day of wine tasting and touring. Leave the car with us while you’re taken to some of the area’s best wineries with your own expert guide, leaving you to sip your way along the Bench.
Private Yoga Practice:
Add some Naramata mindfulness to your time with us with a private outdoor yoga session with an incredible view over the lake. Suitable for individual yogis through to groups of 10, your practice takes place on a small local farm, so make sure you spare some time to say hello to the resident horses, donkeys and chickens before you leave.
Create a memorable experience with our one-of-a-kind Naramata Inn luxury picnic. Arrive at a beautiful picnic site prepared for up to four guests. You’ll have 2.5 hours to enjoy a customized local picnic designed by Chef Ned Bell, and matched with thoughtful sips from our Wine Director, Emily Walker. Dine al fresco in Manitou Park, overlooking one of Naramata’s most picturesque beaches.
Join the “Inn” Crowd with Our New Summer Merch
Available for purchase online or direct from Naramata Inn
Naramata Inn Signature Tote
Our signature tote bag is made of stylish-but-sturdy canvas, and is perfect for toting around whatever you need, from the beach to brunch. Along with a zippered pocket, there are also four handy wine slips for your purchases.
Available in two designs, our luxe navy blue towels are the perfect accessory for any beach day.
Cute, cotton and comfy, this light and breathable unisex t-shirt will show your friends you know what’s up.
Granola, honey, robes, linen aprons and more seasonal goodies are available on our online store with new additions added regularly.