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Falling for Naramata Inn

For Immediate Release

September 14, 2021

New Menus, Rooms Promotions and the Best Wine List in BC

Naramata, B.C. - Naramata Inn is crushing on this season's warm days, spectacular sunsets and lighter crowds. Add in mouthwatering seasonal ingredients, a $75 dining credit for short-notice Inn stays, and a whirlwind of delicious and creative wines being made all around Naramata. Your delicious fall getaway is sorted.


WHAT'S NEW?

  • All the menus! Lunch, dinner, dessert, wine and seasonal tweaks to our guest-only breakfasts.

  • A new "Naramata Night Inn" spontaneous stay rooms promotion to make the most of your down time.

  • Western Living Magazine thinks Naramata Inn just might have the best wine list in the province.

  • Harvest menu for Thanksgiving weekend.

  • A bold oyster mignonette recipe from Chef Ned Bell.

  • Festive plans, new policies and more.


ENJOY A CULINARY JOURNEY AS PRIX FIXE MENUS RETURN

THIS FALL

With a delicious line up of new dishes featuring the best ingredients around, Naramata Inn diners are in for a treat. Lunch | 2 courses for $39 Roasted Fish Sandwich, Yarrow Meadow Chicken Thighs, Pacific Scallops + Pork Belly. Just a few of the entrées that join three incredible salads including Orchard Plums and House-Made Fromage Frais and drool-worthy desserts like Okanagan Apple Crumble.


Dinner | 2 courses for $61 | 3 course for $77 Dry-Aged Duck Breast, 63 Acres Beef Striploin, and a rotating offering of best-of-the-moment fish and produce join new dishes and crowd favourites (Beef Tartare!) for a delightfully flavourful menu. Choose your just desserts from a brand new menu boasting our Warm Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, White Wine Poached Pear, Whipped Hazelnut Ganache and more.


Wine Director Emily Walker's new wine menu boasts a delightful collection of local gems with a few international stars as well as an exciting Black Hills line up of Nota Bene verticals. Reserve now.


NARAMATA NIGHT INN ROOMS PROMOTION

Feeling spontaneous? It is time to use up those vacation days, friends. Effective immediately, guests booking room nights within 14 days of arrival will receive a tasty dining credit. The longer you stay, the more you'll enjoy on the house.

  • Book one night, receive a $75 food + beverage credit*

  • Receive another $50 food + beverage credit* for each additional night.

  • No promo code needed. Book your Naramata Night Inn here.

*Food + beverage credits are per room, per stay. **Guests can bank credits in a gift certificate to use at a future date if desired. ***Restaurant is closed every Monday and Tuesday.



A WINE LIST LIKE NO OTHER

Forget the best wine list in the Okanagan, Western Living magazine thinks ours just might be the best in the province. Hats off to our wonderful wine director, Emily Walker, for creating a wine list worth driving for. Here's the evidence:


$25 RESTAURANT RESERVATION NO-SHOW FEE

This summer saw an unprecedented number of guests who simply did not show up for their reservations. Naramata Inn had the food, cocktails, wine and staff ready. The Inn had a wait list of guests we had to turn down. And then there was a whole bunch of empty tables — as many as 40% of our reservations some nights. It made a year full of business challenges even more trying. As a result, just like hotels, airlines, and the majority of service businesses, Naramata Inn has now implemented a "no-show" fee of $25 per person if guests do not cancel their reservations 24-hours in advance. Guests need to provide credit card information at time of booking. Don't stress, no charge will be made if you: a.) show up, or b.) cancel within the 24-hour window.


BC VACCINE CARD LAUNCHES PROVINCE-WIDE

The Province of British Columbia now requires proof of vaccination to access certain higher-risk social and recreational events and businesses to help protect people from COVID-19. Naramata Inn falls into this category and we are pleased to follow government regulations and support community efforts to bid COVID-19 farewell. In a nutshell, here's how it will work:

  1. All guests over the age of 12 will need to have their BC Vaccine Card ready to show staff, along with government-issued photo ID (those under 18-years-old can skip this step). They will be looking at both.

  2. Your BC Vaccine Card can be shown to the team on your smartphone, or you can print out a paper copy to show instead. Smartphones can hold multiple BC Vaccine Cards. (You already know this, moms.)

Click here for full details on our proof of vaccination protocol.


HARVEST WEEKEND FEAST

Seasonal Menu Served Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10

Bring the family and join Naramata Inn to celebrate the bounty of the Okanagan with a special harvest menu offering that includes all the favourites. A fresh sheet of seasonal dishes will join our October prix fixe menus at both lunch and dinner, giving you plenty of delicious ways to give thanks for the harvest. Think brown butter roasted squash soup with crème fraîche and local sumac; JD Farms turkey breast, roasted Brussels sprouts, Summerland carrots, Robuchon potatoes and roasted turkey gravy. Save room for the pumpkin pie tart and house-made maple syrup ice cream.


Book your table now as reservations for the long weekend are in high demand.


FESTIVE SEASON IS COMING - CELEBRATE AT NARAMATA INN

Yes, we're still wearing shorts. But no, it's not too early to think about Christmas! Naramata Inn already has a bunch of holiday bookings and buy-outs on the books. Don't miss out — let their team help plan your social or corporate holiday lunch, dinner or cocktail get-together. The Inn will be looking gorgeous in her holiday regalia and there's no better place to get in the festive mood. Holiday menus will be popping up soon on our group events page. Get the inside scoop by emailing event planner extraordinaire, Group Events Manager, Olivia Grant at olivia@naramatainn.com to get the party started.


RECIPE: NAKED OYSTERS Whiskey, Soy, Black Pepper & Kelp Mignonette


There is just no better way to start a dinner than a dozen fresh oysters. Perfect. Naked. Mother Nature’s real fast food. Oysters are filter feeders and all they need is a clean ocean to get their nutrients.


Choose your favourite kind of oyster — Chef Ned loves a perfect Pacific oyster from the Outlandish Shellfish Guild, or a stellar Malpeque from Prince Edward Island for those east coasters. Truthfully, any premium fresh cocktail size oyster will do.


Pro Tip: Did you know, Naramata Inn can bring in oysters for any special occasions? Just give our team 3-days notice to order from our BC suppliers on the coast.


A Bold Mignonette

Ingredients:

· 1/2 cup whiskey

· 2 whole shallots peeled and fine diced

· 1/8 cup of soy sauce, Chef Ned likes (gluten-free) tamari

· 2 tbsp flaked dried kelp Seaweed is a super food that adds a spectacular briny umami to the mignonette

· 1 tbsp finely cracked black pepper

Method: · Place all ingredients in a mason jar (with lid) and shake well to combine flavours

Serve: - Top freshly shucked oysters with mignonette and fleur de sel - Slurp and repeat Pro-tip: This mignonette would also make a delicious sauce by adding 2 tbsp of butter and quickly warming it in a pot over medium heat. Pour it over any barbecued fish.



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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.


Learn more at naramatainn.com and connect with us via Facebook at facebook.com/naramatainn or Instagram @naramatainn.

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Media Contact:

Krista Lochhead

krista@naramatainn.com

778.227.2396