It’s Tuesday night and the new Restaurant at Naramata Inn is bumping.

Every table in the high-ceilinged dining room is full, as are the tables on the heritage hotel’s covered veranda, which doubles as the restaurant’s patio.

Between plating meals in his dream kitchen, celebrity chef and inn co-owner Ned Bell is making a point of mingling at every table.

He wants to make sure diners know he’s now at the helm, the food and wine are terroir-driven and that the Naramata Inn is back, baby.

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Steve MacNaull Jul 19, 2020