NARAMATA, B.C. — With the fall harvest underway in the Okanagan Valley, the Restaurant at Naramata Inn is getting ready to celebrate this time of year with a series of creative culinary events highlighting the region’s producers, including wineries and distilleries, cheesemakers and farmers, ranchers and fishers.
“We’re not just a great restaurant with rooms,” says chef Ned Bell. “We’re also a great place to bring people together to collaborate. We’re thrilled to be able to invite some of our favourite like-minded chefs and winemakers to join us here and host a top line-up of dinners and creative wine-focused evenings this fall.”
Each Friday night, the Restaurant at Naramata Inn will feature a series of different chefs and themes. The inaugural dinner will see chef Bell collaborate with chef Scott Jaeger, formerly of The Pear Tree, and recent recipient of the Vancouver Magazine’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Subsequent events include a wine-harvest dinner with three Okanagan and Similkameen wineries; guest-chef dinners with both chef Mike Robbins (AnnaLena, Vancouver) and chef Derek Grey (Row Fourteen, Cawston); and a unique evening bringing together the wine and farm products from Naramata favourite, Bella Wines.
The series ends on December 4 with an event to usher in the holiday season, featuring large-format wines and an indulgent feast.
Tickets for the first two events are currently open for purchase, the others will open up shortly. Tickets are available for purchase by the table (two, four or six guests) to ensure a COVID-19-friendly experience and can be booked via naramataInn.com/events.
Guests are also invited to turn their dinner experience into a sleepover by booking one of Naramata Inn’s 12 Mission-style heritage guestrooms. Guests who purchase tickets to Friday night events are also eligible for a 10-per-cent bonus on Naramata Inn gift cards valued at $100 or more.