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!