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Canyon Kitchen

True to its history and agrarian roots, Lonesome Valley’s Canyon Kitchen offers a humble yet extraordinary connection to food that both sustains and entertains the senses. Massive oak beams define the structure of Jennings Barn and its open-air dining. Broad, rolling meadows and magnificent granite faces set the scene. Guests are invited to stroll through the gardens; enjoy the soft hues of sunset and the dazzling display of fireflies. Nature’s aperitif.

Snacks & Starters

Salt-n-Vinegar Pork Rinds                                                                                       8


Deviled Eggs                                                                                                             7

Texas Iberico Ham, Pickled Pepper Paprika, CK Hot Sauce


Quail Pops                                                                                                               14

Kentucky Soy, Puffed Rice, Benne, Scallion  


Artisanal Meat & Cheese Board                                                                           22

Sequatchie Cove Creamery Cheeses, Spotted Trotter Charcuterie

Country Style Pate, Asheville Mustard, CK Pickles, Preserves


Chilled Buttermilk and Beet Soup                                                                          8

Goat Cheese Crema, Beet Shoots


Basil Caesar Salad                                                                                                   8

Romaine Hearts, Georgia Olive Oil Tomatoes

Smoked Sunburst Trout, Justo Cheese Croutons


Strawberry Arugula Salad                                                                                       7

Baby Arugula, NC Strawberries, Green Hill Cheese

Rosemary Spiced Pecans, Strawberry Vinaigrette



Sautéed Gulf Shrimp

Roasted Tomatoes, Red Gravy, Dark Cove Goat Cheese and Nduja Grits, Crispy Okra


NC Flounder “Pontchartrain”                                                                               34

Hot Buttered Lump Crab, Parmesan Risotto, Spinach Puree, Champagne Beurre Blanc


Pan Seared Sunburst Trout                                                                                   28

Succotash of Spring Fava’s and Spring Peas, Shaved Fennel, Citrus


Apple Cider Brined Pork Chop                                                                               27

Braised Collards with Benton’s Bacon, Baked Sea Island Red Peas, Apple Cider Honey Butter


*Cast Iron Seared Filet Mignon                                                                         40

Pimenton, Sorghum Sweet Potato Puree, Cheerwine Demi-Glace, Crispy Onions




Roasted Asparagus                                                                                                 

Cured Egg Yolk, Calvander Cheese

Charred Carrots                                                                                                       

Harissa Roasted Garden Carrots

Roasted Hakurei Turnips                                                                                        

Za’atar Spice

Fried Fingerling Potatoes                                                                                      8 

Mountain Ramps and Brown Butter Powder



Strawberry Rhubarb Tart                                                                                         9

Coconut Streusel, Black Pepper Caramel


Pink Grapefruit Chiffon Cake                                                                                  9

Candied Ginger, Honey, Champagne Sabayon


Oreo Banana Cream Pie                                                                                          9

Canyon Kitchen is open seasonally, Wednesday through Sunday nights for dinner (5pm-9pm) from May – November.

For reservations
(828) 743-7967

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150 Lonesome Valley
Rd Sapphire, NC 28774

We are located 2.5 miles east from Cashiers on Hwy 64 East. Turn left into Lonesome Valley and follow the signs to Canyon Kitchen.

*Click to see map below.


Reservations for dinner are required. We require that all guests observe our protocols with mandatory face coverings and promote physical distancing in all areas of Canyon Kitchen.

  • Please enter through the main entrance of Canyon Kitchen for thermal temperature check and seating directly to your table. Cocktail and bar service will be taken table side.
  • Continue to wear a face covering until you are seated at your table
  • Please wear face covering while moving about the dining room, restrooms, garden, and cocktail areas
  • Continue to practice physical distancing. When physical distancing may not be possible, please wear a face covering when interacting within 6 feet
Dress Code:

Mountain casual, no coat or tie required.


Full bar is available along with an extensive wine selection.

Private Events:

Email Sarah Jennings, Event Director or call (828) 743-7696.


A la Carte pricing

Corkage Fee:

$50 corkage fee per 750mL

For more information call 828-743-7967

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