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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.

Canyon Kitchen opens for dinner service
Thursday, April 1.

Please make your reservations online with OpenTable
or call 828.743.7967


Charcuterie Plate                                                18

Cured Meats, Jams, Pickles, Nuts, Chef Jorden’s Breads

Chapel Hill Danziger Cheese                             12

Chex Mix Crostini, Fig Jam, Buttered Pecans

Escarole Salad                                                   12

Candied CK Bacon, Greenhill Brie, Peanuts, Winesap Apples

CK Chowder                                                       12

Potato and Leek Chowder with Crispy Leeks

Charred Brussels Sprouts                                10

Thomasville Tomme Cheese, Smoked Squash, Black Garlic Aioli

Carolina Buffalo Tartare                                    18

Spruce Tip Aioli, Rye Crostini, Herb Salad, Ramps, Puffed Farro

Appalachian Fry Bread                                          14

24 Month Joyce Farms Ham, Fermented Apple Butter, CK Cottage Cheese, Quince


NC Grass Fed Filet                                                42

Fall Panzanella Salad, Squash, Blackberries, Focaccia, Buttermilk Pommes Puree

Joyce Farms Fried Chicken                                   28

Sweet Potato Johnny Cake, Shishito Butter, Muscadine Gastrique, Mustard Greens

Pork Ossobuco                                                       35

Braised Pork Shank, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Celeriac & Cauliflower Puree, Red Wine Jus

Seared Scallops                                                     30

“Dirty” Grits, House Pickles, Broccoli Rabe

Freekeh Risotto                                                     22

Mushrooms, Scallions, Shallots, White Wine, Walnut & Cashew Spread



Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Panna Cotta     12

Black Berry Coulis, Milk Crumble and Candied Pecan Ice Cream

Persimmon Swiss Roll                                       12

Pumpkin Custard, Persimmon Coulis, Pepita Ice Cream

Cookies & Ice Cream                                         10

House Made Cookies, Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce

Coconut Creme Brulee                                       12

Caramelized White Chocolate Ganache, Cranberry Orange Granita

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

For reservations
(828) 743-7967

Book Online


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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