Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Sherwood Inn: A Taste of Authentic Muskoka

Nestled on the serene shores of Lake Joseph in the heart of Muskoka, The Sherwood Inn is renowned for its tranquil surroundings, gracious hospitality and culinary excellence, which has provided an ideal getaway for over seventy-five years. With the crystal blue waters of Lake Joseph and centuries old pines creating a stunning backdrop, The Sherwood must be one of Ontario’s most romantic lakeside inns, blending the charm of old Muskoka, the comfort of modern upscale amenities and classic ambiance of authentic cottage-country life. And the Inn's Muskoka-inspired cuisine, wonderfully prepared by Canadian Chef Everett Bell, is the crowning glory on the Sherwood experience. Chef Bell advocates local cuisine and Muskoka-sourced artisan food preparations for his seasonally changing menu, with an on-site natural smokehouse providing a delicate flavour for many of the resort's creations, including their popular smoked salmon. Many of the herbs and vegetables are also harvested straight from the Inn's own gardens. Arriving for lunch this past weekend, we were surrounded by the lush natural beauty, tranquil sounds and gorgeous lakeside surroundings Lake Joseph, while savouring the memorable cuisine of Chef Bell and enjoying a glass or two of the Inn's excellent wines. What a delicious way to celebrate the start of the Labour Day weekend!

Outdoor summer dining on the lawn overlooking Muskoka's Lake Joseph

A symphony of colour in the lakeside garden of the Sherwood Inn

A vintage Shuffleboard set for guests of the Inn

Chef Everette Bell's lunch menu

A chilled glass of 2012 California Rosé

An Argentinian Malbec

Tibetan Momos handmade by sous chef Robin Pradhan: fresh hand-rolled beef dumplings 
with a roasted tomato and cilantro chutney

The gluten-free Sherburger served with smoked shallot aioli, sharp old cheddar, 
crisp arugula, shaved red onions, & garlic dill pickles 

Sherwood Inn House-Smoked Salmon Grilled Cheese with peppery arugula, shaved red onion & caper cream cheese onlightly toasted rosemary focaccia, with a bowl of Lentil Soup

Light and delicious, the calorie-wise Smoked Salmon Grilled Cheese Sandwich was made with house smoked salmon from the Sherwood Inn's on-site smoker

Sherwood’s on-site natural smokehouse provides a delicate flavour for many of the chef's creations including one of the Inn’s favourites, smoked salmon

A beautiful property, The Sherwood Inn and lakeside cottages have been in operation since 1939