Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Time for some scary fun in the limestone cityWith Halloween just around the corner, spend some time getting to know the haunted side of Kingston's streets. This popular walking tour brings you the Halloween ghost stories you've been craving, either by taking to the downtown core or exploring the Ghosts of the Fort at Fort Henry.
These storytelling pros are in their 18th season and just keep getting better. Skip the cheesy horror flicks this Halloween and come to Kingston to experience the lantern-lit haunted tour!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Foodies Meet Kingston
On Monday, September 22, 2012 we brought a taste of Kingston, Ontario to Ottawa, spreading the word on the hidden gem that is local dining in the limestone city. It was a night of fabulous wine, tremendous people, conversation and food that could not been fresher.
|Town restaurant on Elgin St. in Ottawa|
We traveled to Town restaurant downtown Ottawa to take it over for the evening by one of our famous Kingston chefs. Clark Day, of Aqua Terra by Clark headlined the takeover, performing like a true artist. Clark's passion for local and fresh food bursts through ever bite of the five course meal he and his expert team prepared.
|Clark Day and food crew!|
Here's what the crowd got to enjoy;
Kaffir lime and holy basil fresh cheese served with Prince Edward County heirloom tomato salad. The homemade cheese was superbly prepared by a local vendor and the taste reflected the hard work.
Duck and rabbit terrine with confited plums aromatized with rosemary and garlic served with spelt focaccia crostinis.
Pan Seared county perch with oven roasted purple sweet potato, candied golden beats with vibrant watercress veloute. The perch had just been caught that past weekend, meaning it couldn't have been fresher.
Cheese lovers rejoice! Bush garden organic raw milk pilgrimage cheese with Bayview Farm spicy crabapple jelly.
Sous vide county pears and apples, with bittersweet chocolate pate, infused crème anglais and juniper tuile. This final course capped off the entire menu perfectly, the richness of the chocolate combined with the refreshing fruit made for an incredible treat for your taste buds.
The guests were filled to the brim and raving over the evenings feast. A huge thanks goes out to Chef Clark Day and his stellar team. Also, this night couldn't of been possible with out the amazing local food and wine from Kingston and the county.
The Perfectly Paired Wine From the County:
- Harwood Estate Vineyard
- Rosehall Run Vineyard
- Stanners Vineyard
- Sandbanks Winery
- Huff Estates Winery
The menu was prepared with exclusively local area food from such producers as;
- Limestone Organic Creamery
- Cherryvale Organic Farm
- Bayview Farm in Collins Bay
- Gilead 66
- Sunset Farm
- Maple Lim Farm
- Hall's Apple Orchard
- Kendall Dewey
- Bush Garden Farm
- Sonset Farm
- Hughes Orchards
They're the reason Kingston is such a hotspot for foodies! Want to taste Kingston for yourself? We'll be at the Ottawa Wine and Food Show from November 9 - 11, 2012, come try some of the menu from our restaurant takeover!
Monday, October 15, 2012
A Taste of Kingston (in Ottawa)
Join award-winning Chef Clark Day of AquaTerra by Clark from November 9 -11, 2012 for an
intimate three-course meal with wine pairings featuring locally-produced
fare from the Kingston region, including the Chef’s own farm.
|Chef Clark Day of AquaTerra by Clark|
It’s a taste of Kingston and the County – right here in Ottawa – and an opportunity to meet a much-celebrated chef. All of Clark’s restaurants have been recommended in Where to Eat in Canada and Clark’s By The Bay was awarded the CAA 4 Diamond Award.
Chef Day will take you on a guided tour of the region’s unique culinary offerings, perfectly paired with premium wines from Prince Edward County.
See you all at the Ottawa Wine & Food Show 2012!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Live at the Grand TheatreIn Kingston October 16, 2012
One of the greatest percussion ensembles in the world, the Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi have performed in the same way for centuries, passing down traditions and techniques from father to son. Their performances are as much a spectacle of dance as music.
A dozen great log drums, made from hollowed-out tree trunks covered with dried animal skins, are pounded by the drummers in traditional Burundi costume.
"… a celebration of ability, the sheer pleasure of competitive creativity, and - strikingly similar to what happens in a jazz jam session - more virtuosic than sentimental." — The New York Times
Monday, October 8, 2012
Live @KROCKCentre FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23Metric announce a full Canadian tour for November. Beginning in Victoria, BC at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on November 9 and finishing in Toronto, ON at the Air Canada Centre. Don't worry, Kingston is among the tour stops.
10 live dates will reach across the country, bringing Metric’s incredible live show and their stunning new record Synthetica to their legions of Canadian fans.
“Youth Without Youth,” Synthetica’s first single has now spent eight weeks at #1 on the Canadian Mediabase Alternative Radio chart.
With the track, METRIC were the first artist ever in the chart’s history to debut at #1 - and have remained there. The official video for “Youth Without Youth,” shot by photographer and director Justin Broadbent.
Don't miss Metric as they stop in Kingston November 23rd to bring down the house at the K-Rock Centre. Have your gotten your tickets yet?
Ticket information here
Monday, October 1, 2012
Mark Your calendars for February 28th, 2013After nearly a 4 year absence from Canadian concert stages, multi Grammy award winning jazz vocalist / pianist Diana Krall returns with her “Glad Rag Doll” tour, in celebration and in support of her new Verve CD “Glad Rag Doll” which is being released this week.
With this new recording Diana Krall continues her incredible and distinctive takes on some of the past century's most memorable songs.
This time she has borrowed from her father's old 78 RPM Records collection for inspiration and turned to renowned producer T-Bone Burnett as a collaborator to bring these great gems back to life. These songs, first penned between the two world wars, were influenced largely by the bluesy sound of the Prohibition era, and Diana's treatment here remains true to that sound.
This tour will feature many of those great jazz and vaudeville songs along with many of the great Standards that we have come to expect from this impeccable interpreter.
Visit Kingston February 28th at the OLG Casino Thousand Islands Theatre at the K-Rock Centre for what will surely be another great evening with the music of Diana Krall.
Ticket DetailsTickets On Sale Friday, October 5th, 2012 @ 10 AM
- Order online: www.k-rockcentre.com
- Charge by Phone at 877-KLIVE99
- Tickets available at K-Rock Centre Box Office
- Tickets cost (Incl. HST) $65, $85, $105