Enjoy world-class cuisine made from food grown on the ranch...

Chef in the garden at Siwash Lake Ranch
Our food can best be described as a Canadian mosaic of global flavours—a sensational fusion of international dishes plated with Siwash-style flare. Everything we serve is prepared fresh from scratch the same day in our open country kitchen, using the very best ingredients.


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At Siwash, we are famous for exceptional pasture-to-plate cuisine. We have a daily set menu in keeping with what's fresh and seasonal. This is first and foremost from what is available at the ranch or locally.

Whenever possible, we incorporate home grown food—mouth-watering beef and pork, eggs laid that morning, and baby greens for your salads—the former from happy, free-ranging animals, and the latter picked right from our garden.

We enrich your dining experience with edible flowers, herbs and wild berries foraged from the woods. In fact, foraging has become a daily routine for our chef and his helpers. It's our goal to have something wild on your plate at every meal. In this way, we bring nature into the dining room.

Imagine fresh baked bread served with rose hip jelly, or a salad that is garnished with home made pickles and candied spruce tips. Have you ever tried cattail hearts? Delicious... like white asparagus! Smoked trout (that we both catch and smoke on site), river caught salmon and wild venison from the forests nearby, are ranch specialties.

The ranch's executive chef, Derek Bendig, does wonderful charcuterie using our grass-fed meats. What's more, he has a passion for making old world cheeses. Derek was instrumental in establishing the Oceanwise movement in Canada for sustainable seafood and his way with fish is utterly sublime.

Hence, the ranch's organic, country cuisine is said to rival fine city dining. Our guests call it delicious, designer food; simple, not overly intricate, and most certainly light, healthy and nourishing.

Chef Derek is pleased to satisfy special dietary needs, including gluten or lactose-free, and will prepare vegan and vegetarian dishes when notified in advance. Meals can be simplified for young children. Guests are given opportunity to specify preferences when booking.