Local Farm-to-Table Champion to Continue Naramata Inn’s Hyper-Local Mission
Naramata Inn welcomes Chef Jacob Deacon-Evans as the Inn Chef of our 115-year-old heritage property. The Okanagan local is a farm-to-table champion and is set to continue Naramata Inn’s hyper-local mission as Chef Ned Bell passes on the torch. Deacon-Evans has an extensive culinary career which all began at the small Robinson Road Bistro in Naramata at age 16. Jacob’s commitment to hyper-local, hyper-seasonal ingredients, farmers and suppliers perfectly complement the culinary vision Bell set forth when launching the re-imagined Naramata Inn in 2020.
As the culinary season springs forth on March 17, Inn diners can anticipate dishes like Quail & Beets with confit “lollipop” and onion soubise; and “Ted’s Trout” & Dill – all a testament to Naramata’s Inn’s ongoing mission to bring the best of the Okanagan’s gastronomy, lifestyle and artisanship to the world. Deacon-Evans notes Naramata is a magical place and he is thrilled to be returning with his family. The father of two is looking forward to channeling the village’s welcoming, peaceful, whimsical nature into the Inn’s culture, kitchen and creative taste-of-place dishes.
Chef Ned Bell’s final official turns in the Naramata Inn kitchen will happen this May, during the month-long Season of Culinary guest chef collaborations. Bell, Deacon-Evans, Executive Sous Chef, Macia Bagur, and the entire Naramata Inn culinary brigade are beyond excited to team up with some of the most exciting chefs in the game today. Limited tickets remain for these special events: May 1 for Alex Chen (Wild Blue, Boulevard), May 8 for Toronto’s Nuit Regular (PAI, Kiin, By Chef Nuit, Sukhothai and Selva), May 15 for Joël Watanabe (Kissa Tanto), May 29 for Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson (Published on Main, Bar Susu, Novella). Tickets can be bought at exploretock.com/naramatainn
Help us give Jacob a big Naramata welcome when we open our doors for the season on March 17. Room and dining reservations can be made at naramatainn.com