Over the past seven years North has gained a reputation as a trusted business in Muskoka. We have prided ourselves on delivering a product that Muskoka wanted and needed, a fine/casual dining establishment that provided the best service and food in the area.
Through recent years, though, we have noticed a change in the food & beverage industry. Fine dining is fading.
And like our customers, we've needed to consistently diversify and reinvent to make sure we are delivering quality products while always looking for new ways to meet our customer evolving tastes.
We have also noticed, with great excitement, a rejuveniation in Muskoka, and particularly in Gravenhurst, with more and more people moving their families and businesses here to enjoy the perfect combination of lifetsyle and opportunity.
And so, like the New Year - we say 'Out with the Old, and In with the New!' Starting mid-February North will make way for 'The Oar and Paddle' Restaurant and Pub. With an eye towards a cozy, British Pub style setting, The Oar and Paddle will feature the best of all our of menus from North West, Carey's and North. Authentic church pews will be fashioned to create a snug setting. We'll say goodbye to the white linens and hello to a more eclectic, casual decor. Live local musicians will play weekly, local products and businesses will be featured.
Some things won't change, though! You can still expect to find the same wonderful food and friendly staff at Carey's - in fact, you may see some of the Carey's team at The Oar! Many of your favourite North team will be essential at The Oar too!
The North Catering brand will certainly continue as we are pleased to be the official caterer for the Marriott Residence Inn as well as the Muskoka Steamships for 2014. As we write this bookings for the 2014 wedding season continues to come in!
And so, we invite you to stay tuned to our website and Facebook pages for updates on our transition. We have great activities planned for the first month of our opening, and once all the details are confirmed we'll send them to you in our next newsletter.