What is Kingstonlicious?
Kingstonlicious is a three-month event featuring prix fixe menus at 39 local restaurants, cafés, breweries and even a farmers’s market, several signature events with mouthwatering food and even some great packages to make staying in Kingston easier and more delicious than ever! Read on.
There will be not one, not two but SIX signature events you won’t want to miss out on during Kingstonlicious. Each event pairs up with a Kingston chef for a fantastic tastebud adventure you won’t soon forget!
Mesa Fresca x La Condesa
Kingston’s Mexican-fusion restaurant, Mesa Fresca are partnering up with the folks at La Condesa in Prince Edward County to explore the flavours of Mexico using many locally-sourced ingredients. You’ll start with a mezcal tasting, then a local beer from Kingston’s Riverhead Brewing and wine from Rosehall Run Vineyards in Prince Edward County.
Sip and savour through out your meal and top it all of with dessert from Raissa Sarkisian of Kingston’s Juniper Café.
The Secret Garden Inn’s Moroccan Feast
Discover a culinary masterpiece crafted by The Secret Garden’s Head Chef Rachael Johnston and Chef Andrew Kernohan. Building upon the inn’s renowned fondue experience, they present a unique five-course Moroccan feast.
Drawing inspiration from the rich herbs and spices of Moroccan cuisine, and incorporating fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, they have curated a lavish meal accompanied by a signature cocktail that promises to delight your palate.
Miss Bāo Restaurant & Cocktail Bar x The Pine & Mockingbird
Chef Bellen Tong, the talent behind Miss Bāo, extends a warm invitation to esteemed guests from Collingwood and Kingston for an exclusive Chinese Lantern Festival culinary affair. Renowned guest chef Jeremy Austin, distinguished for his culinary expertise cultivated in China and recognized at the award-winning Collingwood restaurant, The Pine (soon to be complemented by the opening of Mockingbird), will join forces with Chef Brent McAllister from Kingston’s AquaTerra (Feast On® certified).
Together, they will craft innovative dishes that not only mark the conclusion of lunar New Year celebrations but also usher in new beginnings as the vibrant spirit of spring approaches.
HEIST Restaurant and Wine Club x Enoteca Sociale
Where: Heist Restaurant and Wine Club, 168-101 Wellington St, Kingston, ON
To sign up: Stay tuned for booking details
When: February 29
Chef Lindsay Skoropada, the Executive Chef at HEIST Restaurant and Wine Club, extends a warm welcome to Kyle Rindinella, the Executive Chef of Enoteca Sociale, a renowned Toronto eatery celebrated for its Roman cuisine.
Collaborating, they will craft a lavish culinary experience complemented by exquisite choices from Heist’s remarkable wine assortment. The night culminates with a uniquely crafted dessert inspired by Rome, courtesy of Kingston’s Mio Gelato.
Black Dog Tavern x Ontario Cidermakers
Chef Andrew Varley from Feast On® certified Black Dog Tavern hosts an enticing culinary event, skillfully combining local cuisine with Ontario ciders.
Enhancing the flavours of a delightful surf and turf menu are carefully selected ciders presented by guest cidermakers, including Chris Braney from Cold Creek Vineyards in Prince Edward County and the Spy House cidermaker from Collingwood.
Wharf & Feather x DaiLo
Ok, this event REALLY excites us because both partners are Feast On® certified. Their food? Chef’s kiss.
Prix Fixe Menus
With menus like these, you will want to treat yourself to more than one dinner out in Kingston (trust us). Menus range across all meals in fact- breakfast, lunch or dinner! Should you choose, you can dine at a Kingstonlicious restaurant for every meal!
Menus fit into one of four categories: $25, $40, $60 and $75 and there are loads of exclusive tastes to be had.
Insider Tip: The menus say whether this price is for one or two people so be sure to check! You’re bound to find some wicked deals.
Participating Feast On® Restaurants
We’d be remiss if we didn’t give a special shout-out to our Feast On® partner restaurants who are participating in Kingstonlicious this year. Here’s what we’re really excited to try from each of them:
- AquaTerra ($75): This four-course menu is packed with worldly flavours we’re drooling over including galouti kebab, Thai seafood rundown, Caribbean jerk-spiced Cornish hen and a kesar kulfi. Yum!
- Atomica ($40): We’re really drooling over this menu of butter chicken pizza, wonton soup and so much more.
- Black Dog Tavern ($60): You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to jolie Paris with this French-inspired menu.
- Dianne’s Fish Shack & Smokehouse ($60): Salt cod croquettes? Uh, yeah. We’re definitely in.
- Harper’s Burger Bar ($60): This three-course meal features “nan’za,” lamb curry and coconut alfajores. Talk about flavour!
- Otter Creek Kitchen ($25): Dive headfirst into a chicken parm sammy made with local Maplescapes Farms chicken, large fresh cut fries and a bevy.
- Wharf & Feather ($25): Let these folks take care of breakfast! This savoury number features a Mediterranean shakshuka, Za’atar-spiced hummus and avocado toast with a smoothie. If it wasn’t before, breakfast just became the most important meal of the day.
In addition to some great Feast On® partners, there are loads of excellent other restaurants showcasing their cuisine in a huge array of styles. Think Tula Cafe for plant-powered goodness, Hard Way Cider Co. for a six pack of ciders and an etched glass or Juniper Café for killer breakfast. You can check out a full list on the Kingstonlicious website.
Easy Breezey Packages
Visit Kingston has also partnered up with twelve accommodation partners (and more to come) to stay with. When you book with them between January 15th and March 31st, 2024, you’ll receive a Dine on Us Package that includes a $100 Visa gift card (per reservation, as supplies last). That’s a win-win!
So get out there and eat!
Feeling as hungry as we are after reading this? Start planning your getaway today.