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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

Snacks & Starters

Salt-n-Vinegar Pork Rinds                                                                                       7


Deviled Eggs                                                                                                             8

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



Cornmeal Dusted Shrimp                                                                                      30

Stone Ground Grits, Soft Poached Egg, Red Gravy 

Scrapple, and Scallions


NC Wild Striped Bass                                                                                             34

Harissa Carrot Puree, Coconut Dukkha, Pea Tendrils

and Chive Oil


Pan Seared Sunburst Trout                                                                                   28

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


Fried Chicken                                                                                                          26

Braised Collards, Sweet Potato Johnny Cake, Sorghum Shishito Butter


*Cast Iron Seared Prime NY Strip                                                                         42

Roasted Fingerling Potato and Hakurei Turnip Hash, Pickled Ramp Butter

Black Walnut Arugula Pesto, Fried Vidalia Rings





Roasted Asparagus                                                                                                 

Cured Egg Yolk, Calvander Cheese

Charred Carrots                                                                                                       

Pickled Mustard Seed, White Balsamic Honey Glaze

Roasted Hakurei Turnips                                                                                        

Za’atar Spice

Carolina Gold Rice Bowl                                                                                        

Shaved Asparagus, Breakfast Radishes, Spring Peas, Grilled Garlic Scape Pistou



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

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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