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					DINING
    guide                       Saturday, June 26, 2010




                                     Fine & Fun
A Special Advertising Feature
                                         Dining
                                       In Kingston &
                                The Thousand Islands
                                    Dining Guide 2010


COVER STORY
DOX Restaurant & Lounge
“Dynamic, Original, Xquisite” Downtown Kingston’s Answer to Waterfront Dining
By Teresa Shevchenko




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                                                     emulsion. Seafood is treated well here
      t’s no secret that Kingston has its share of   with such dishes as grilled salmon gnoc-
      excellent eateries. Opening last August,       chi with peas, smoked bacon and lemon
      DOX Restaurant & Lounge, boasting the          and garlic cream.
limestone city’s only waterfront patio, broad-         Appealing to all tastes, beef tenderloin
ened the culinary horizon with original and          is served here as a gourmet burger or a
contemporary, locally-inspired cuisine.              steak, it’s all up to you. The lunch menu
  Combining impeccable service with an               features a variety of sandwiches made
                                                                                                   Created by DOX’s Executive chef Jamie Hussey — Lemon
intimate atmosphere and an inspired                  with locally-sourced ingredients.
                                                                                                   Marinade Halibut, Tomato, Chorizo and Olive Salsa, Spinach
menu, DOX has already gained a repu-                   Sweet endings include homemade
                                                                                                   & Seven Grain Salad with Yellow Pepper Vinaigrette
tation among locals and visitors for being           vanilla bean cheesecake with mango
“Dynamic, Original and Xquisite.”                    mojito syrup and pineapple brulee and        with natural wood, green tones and clean
Executive chef Jamie Hussey creates sub-             panna cotta with seasonal fruit and ice      lines. The open-concept lounge and the
tle flavour combinations, using plenty of             wine. A good spot for breakfast every        spacious patio, with a great view of the
local and in-season products in simple               day and Sunday brunch, sample tradi-         downtown waterfront and the scenic
but thoughtful recipes. Describing the               tional favourites, such as eggs Benedict     grounds, are great places to relax with
menu as Canadian fusion, Hussey and                  and steak and eggs as well as other inter-   one of DOX’s signature cocktails.
the professional kitchen team prepare                esting options, including stuffed French       An authentic dining experience in the
each dish with integrity and skill, such as          toast and the Kingston omelette.             heart of downtown, DOX expertly show-
the beet salad with mint spiked goat                   Much thought has gone into planning        cases the local character and flavours of
cheese, baby corn shoots and lemon                   the comfortable, warm interior, designed     Kingston.

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                                           Exquisite avours, delectable delights and genuine service.




  Holiday Inn Kingston
  Waterfront
  2 Princess Street
  613-549-8400
  www.hikingstonwaterfront.com
                                                                                                                                                          64229255




  fbmgr@hikingstonwaterfront.com
                                                                                                              Dining Guide 2010


Explore the World of Regional and International Flavours
                 in Kingston and the Thousand Islands Region
By Teresa Shevchenko




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                                                                                    From urban eateries offering orig-     vacation to far-off lands, explore
                                           ithout a doubt, Kingston                inal cuisine in the heart of the city   the region’s establishments special-
                                           and the Thousand                        and waterside restaurants with          izing in the cuisine of India, Italy,
                                           Islands region offers a                 spectacular views of the legendary      Greece and other destinations and
great diversity of dining experiences.                                             Thousand Islands to historical inns     immerse yourself in the exotic tastes
Overflowing with an eclectic mix of                                                 with old-world charm, cosy pubs         of other cultures.
exceptional eateries, there is no better                                           with unbeatable atmosphere and            Throwing your own party this
place to explore the flavours of sum-                                               bakeries with tempting homemade         summer and need help planning
mer and celebrate the simple joy of                                                creations, we’ve mapped out a           the menu? You’re in very capable
eating.                                                                            wide range of culinary opportuni-       hands. A number of establishments
  The well-preserved history and                                                   ties for you to discover this summer.   listed in this guide offer excellent
beauty of the area provide the ulti-                                                With many local chefs focusing         catering services as well as charm-
mate backdrop for showcasing the                                                   on sourcing locally produced ingre-     ing accommodation packages and
talents of local chefs, food produc-                                               dients — frequenting farmers’ mar-      facilities for private functions.
ers and winemakers. Even the most                                                  kets to find the best, in-season prod-     There is no time like the present to
discerning of food critics will be                                                 ucts and area wineries to select vin-   experience the unique flavours of
delighted with the great variety of                                                tages to complement their culinary      Kingston and surrounding region.
regional specialities and world del-                                               creations — menus have never            Wherever your culinary travels find
icacies, all to be had in the region’s                                             been more innovative.                   you, be sure to celebrate the joy of
outstanding dining establishments.                                                  If you’ve been dreaming of a           eating this summer. Bon appétit!




          DINING
              guide                                      Saturday, June 26, 2010




                                                                                                          “This city’s most
           A Special Advertising Feature
                                                              Fine & Fun
                                                                  Dining
                                                                 In Kingston &
                                                          The Thousand Islands
                                                                                                      attractive dining room…
                                                                                                           a special event.”
          A Special Advertising Section
    On The Cover Featuring Halibut at
                                                                                                      Toronto Life Magazine
DOX Restaurant and Lounge, Holiday Inn
         Kingston Waterfront
  Cover & Inside Photos Ian MacAlpine
                        Restaurant Features
    Teresa Shevchenko, Sheila Howe &
            Allison Townsend
    Graphic Design Andrea Andrecyk
         Pagination Jason Morin
   Editorial Direction & Co-ordination
                                       Deborah Tindal
 Supervisor Special Advertising Features,
         Inside Sales Manager
                    dtindal@thewhig.com


                                                                                                   Call for Reservations 613-549-5759
                                                                                                  2 Cataraqui Street • The Woolen Mill
                                                                                                               www.rivermill.ca
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The Island Grill Restaurant and waterside patio
            Get away to a Wolfe Island local favourite
                                            By Sheila Howe




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                                                                                          very enthusiastic about the emer-          tained the restaurant over seven
                                                     ust steps from the summer            gence of culinary tourism. Promoting       seasons never go out of style.
                                                     ferry dock in Marysville, The        local food initiatives is her passion      Beer battered fish and chips and
                                                     Island Grill is a great getaway      and her involvement with the Taste         the famous summer salad filled
                                            on beautiful Wolfe Island. It’s the per-      of Wolfe Island food producers is          with mixed greens, fresh fruit,
                                            fect ending to a day exploring all the        reflected in the unique offerings on        water chestnuts, feta and sun-
                                            island has to offer. After golfing, boat-      their special summer menu and              flower seeds draw in islanders,
                                            ing, biking or sightseeing, visit the Grill                                              summer residents, visitors and
                                                                                            Enjoy live music, great food,
                                            for an appetizing and affordable meal                                                    tourists again and again.
                                                                                               beautiful sunsets and a
                                            or a refreshing drink in a friendly,                                                      Enjoy live music, great food,
                                                                                            spectacular panorama of the
                                            relaxed, cottage-like setting.                    night lights of Kingston.              beautiful sunsets and a spectacu-
                                              Owners Ken and Angela Morin,                                                           lar panorama of the night lights
                                            with the help of their daughters,             features. Choose from Pykeview             of Kingston and the Fort Henry
                                            enthusiastic staff and islanders,             Meadows bison, tasty hamburgers            fireworks on the licensed water-
                                            have set out to incorporate the               created with White Lane Farm               side summer patio. The three-
                                            unique offerings of Wolfe Island              ground beef , fresh local vegeta-          tiered setting is so attractive for
                                            with the southern vacation atmos-             bles and more. New this summer,            relaxing with a frozen cocktail or
                                            phere that takes over every sum-              refreshing Beau’s organic beer will        convenient for catching a quick
Relax in the cottage-like setting, with a   mer. New kitchen manager, Red                 be available on tap.                       meal while waiting for the ferry. If
frozen cocktail.                            Seal Chef, Christina Warren, is                But the favourites that have sus-         you prefer, arrive by boat and
                                                                                                                                     enjoy free docking!

                                                                          e
                                                                                                                                      Open daily for breakfast, lunch

                                                             Escape to th                                                            and dinner, a warm welcome


                                                               Island!
                                                                                                                                     awaits you at The Island Grill
                                                                                                                                     1222 Main St.(Hwy 96), Wolfe
                                                                                                                                     Island. Phone 613.385.2157 or
   Enjoy the spectacular view, dramatic sunsets and the friendly                                                                     visit www.wolfeislandgrill.com.
     relaxed atmosphere of our truly unique waterfront patio.




         Experience a true island getaway just a short ferry ride
                 away and steps from the village dock!
        Free Docking • Great Food! • Frozen Cocktails
                                                                                                                 64231068




                    Live Music Weekends
 1222 Hwy 96 Wolfe Island www.wolfeislandgrill.com 613•385•2157                                                             4/The Kingston Whig-Standard
                                           Dining Guide 2010


The General Wolfe Hotel
           A Celebration of Flavour on Wolfe Island
By Teresa Shevchenko




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                                         and the best ingredients. Choose         courses and finishing with a deca-
           or a culinary experience to   from an interesting selection of         dent dessert. From the selection of
           remember, take the scenic     seafood, beef, pork and game dish-       appetizers to the wonderful
           ferry ride to Wolfe Island    es, served with European flair, such      desserts, including cherries jubilee,
and dine at the General Wolfe Hotel,     as the specialty of the house, roast-    which is flamed right at the table,
just a two-minute walk from the dock.    ed pheasant with pine nut dressing.      the emphasis is on taste.
With an elegant dining room com-         Every entrée is artistically presented      Breakfast, lunch and dinner are
plete with a grand piano, a perfect      and served with fresh, seasonal veg-     served daily in the more casual
setting for special occasions and a      etables, cooked to crisp perfection.     dining room, featuring a good
more casual bar and dining area          Soup is taken seriously here with a      variety of dishes, including deli-
with a dance floor, this is a place for   variety of delicacies made with the      cious sandwiches and pub fare.
food lovers. While outstanding           chef’s family recipes, including         Don’t miss dining at the General
flavour is the highlight here, the        authentic Russian borscht, roasted       Wolfe Hotel this summer for a
panoramic view of Lake Ontario           corn and sweet pepper soup and           celebration of flavours and warm
flowing into the St. Lawrence River,      delicious chowder.                       island ambiance. Convenient
and the accommodating and friendly         The popular, gourmet table d’hôte      docking and parking space is
staff make this a special destination.   begins with soup of the day and          available. Ask about overnight
  With a creative menu that com-         continues with a salad of exotic         packages, which include cosy
bines old world cuisine with modern      greens with caramelized spicy            accommodation, gourmet dinner
culinary trends, proprietors Mustafa     pecans, mandarin sections and the        and breakfast. For more informa-
and Eliska Ismail, personally ensure     flavourful house dressing, followed       tion, visit www.generalwolfehotel.      Outstanding old world cuisine is served in
that every dish is prepared with care    by an interesting choice of main         com.                                    an elegant dining room.

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 General Wolfe
                                                                                                             Fine Dining starts at 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                             Casual Dining starts at 8 a.m.
                                                                                                                      Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
                                                                                                                          For Reservations Call
              HOTEL & RESTAURANT                                                                           613.385.2611 • 1.800.353.1098
                                                                                                          info@generalwolfehotel.com

                                                                                   1237 Main St. Hwy 96 • Wolfe Island
                                                             Board the Wolfe Island III Ferry in downtown Kingston
                                                                 and enjoy the FREE twenty-minute romantic cruise
                                              across the harbour…land a couple of minutes away from our doorstep.




                                                      • French Cuisine • Table Side Flambe • Pristine View• Jacuzzi Rooms
                                                  • Romantic Packages • Free Docking• Unique Vegetarian • Casual Dining


                                                          www.         generalwolfehotel.com
                                                                      Dining Guide 2010



Restaurant REVIEWS KINGSTON
 AQUATERRA BY CLARK                                     and carving station). Open weekdays from 11:30
                                                                                                                (Including Tamworth and Wolfe Island)
                                                                                                                daily at the restaurant’s bakery, Pan Chancho, will
 RESTAUBISTRO                                           a.m. until 9 p.m. Credit cards and debit accepted.      complement your meal. Open daily from 11:30
 1 Johnson St.                                                                                                  a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m.
 (Radisson Hotel Kingston Harbourfront)                   BELLA BISTRO                                          Reservations recommended. Recommended by
  613-549-6243                                            4050 Bath Rd.                                         Where to Eat in Canada. Visa, MasterCard and
  www.aquaterrabyclark.com                                613-634-4050                                          debit accepted. Accessible
  AquaTerra not only offers an outstanding view of        www.bellabistro.ca
Kingston’s historic waterfront but also a diverse         At Bella Bistro, it is all about the food. This         CURRY ORIGINAL
menu designed by Clark Day, reflecting his commit-       colourful uptown eatery offers delicious, home-           253A Ontario St. (downtown) • 613-
ment to offering distinct Canadian food and wine.       made main courses, appetizers, pizzas, pastas,          531-9376
At AquaTerra, choose from a variety of delicious à      panini and more. The owners and chefs concen-             2786A Princess St. (uptown) • 613-384-
la carte menu items, highlighting the best flavours of   trate on one thing in this funky neighbourhood          5542
land and sea or take advantage of the table d’hôte      bistro: good taste. The menu is diverse and cre-          www.curryoriginal.ca
or prix fixe options with wine pairing suggestions.      ative, offering great food at affordable prices.          Curry Original has two unique locations in
Enjoy such lunch features as salads for the carb-       $10 lunch menu available. Choose from Bella’s           Kingston. Both offer authentic Indian cuisine and
conscious, fresh fish-of-the-day, or an Angus beef       wine selection or bring your own favourite wine         warm ambiance. Treat yourself to special curries,
burger with caramelized onions, apple-smoked            along with you (corkage fee applies). Serving           naan bread and a great variety of carefully pre-
cheddar, bacon and maple mustard. AquaTerra is          almost only local meats and vegetables. Open            pared meals, while enjoying the sights and sounds
open daily from 6:30 a.m., with an exceptional          for lunch and dinner every day from 11:30 a.m.          of India. Organic rice, bread, vegetables and wine
brunch served Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ask        Major credit cards and debit accepted.                  are available. Local produce is often a part of the
about gourmet, off-site catering services.                                                                      menu. Daily lunch specials start at $8.95. Various
Recommended in Where to Eat in Canada and a               BEN’S PUB STEAKHOUSE                                  dinner combinations offered. Recommended by
recipient of the VQA Award of Excellence. Major           105 Clergy St. East                                   Where to Eat in Canada from 1999 to 2010.
credit cards and debit accepted. Accessible               613-546-7600                                          Specializing in takeout orders to feed one to 100
                                                          The friendly neighbourhood pub with a colonial        people. Downtown location is open every day
  ARBY'S ROAST BEEF RESTAURANT                          accent has been a fixture for fun and good food          except Monday from 11:30 a.m. for lunch and
  1153 Division St. • 613-542-0877                      since 1983. Ben’s Pub Steakhouse is named after         from 5 p.m. for dinner. Open on Sunday for dinner
  1664 Bath Rd. • 613-634-2407                          the playful black Labrador retriever whose image        only. Uptown location open every day except
  For delicious sandwiches, including Arby's            watches over the guests to ensure a good time is        Tuesday for dinner from 4 p.m. Major credit cards
famous roast beef and cheddar or roast beef,            had by all. The pub is a great spot to meet friends     and debit accepted. Accessible
bacon and cheddar with a side order of crisp,           and enjoy a draft beer or cider. Try the delicious
curly fries, head to Arby's, this summer. Planning      specialties. Charbroiled steaks, shepherd’s pie,        DOX RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
a picnic? Stop by and pick up some sandwiches           homemade hamburgers and beer battered fish                2 Princess St.
to take along. Cool down with a refreshing Arby's       and chips with their unique recipe are especially        (Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront)
milkshake, available in such flavours as vanilla,        popular. Enjoy the sports room upstairs, complete         613-549-8400
chocolate and jamocha. Open daily for lunch and         with pool tables, darts and foosball. An entertain-       www.hikingstonwaterfront.com
dinner. Credit cards and debit accepted.                ing Irish jam session is featured on the first             DOX Restaurant & Lounge, which opened last
                                                        Saturday of every month. Open every day from            summer, has broadened Kingston’s culinary horizon
  AUNT LUCY’S                                           11 a.m. to 1 a.m. except Tuesdays and Sundays,          with original and contemporary, locally-inspired cui-
  1399 Princess St.                                     when the pub opens at 5 p.m. Major credit cards         sine. Offering casual fine dining in an intimate bistro
   613-542-2729                                         and debit accepted. Accessible                          atmosphere, DOX has downtown Kingston’s only
  www.auntlucysdinnerhouse.com                                                                                  waterfront patio. The Executive chef has designed an
  Aunt Lucy’s is the place to go when you’re in the       CHEZ PIGGY                                            innovative summer menu, featuring a fusion of
mood for home-cooked meals served up with a               68R Princess St.                                      regional cuisine. From the gourmet sandwiches on
side of great hospitality in a charming atmos-            613-549-7673                                          the lunch menu to original appetizers, salads,
phere. A popular dining place since 1947, locals          www.chezpiggy.com                                     seafood, pasta, chicken and steak, the focus is on
and visitors alike have always appreciated the            Established in 1979, Chez Piggy has earned an         flavour. The comfortable lounge and dining room
excellent service and delicious meals. Offering         enviable reputation for its eclectic and highly         and the spacious patio provides guests with plenty of
hand-trimmed steaks, pastas, seafood, and other         acclaimed international dishes, warm, knowledge-        seating options. Open for breakfast, lunch and din-
delights, each meal is lovingly prepared from           able staff and vintage wines. Chez Piggy is located     ner daily from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., with a late-
scratch using old-fashioned recipes and only the        in a cosy, restored livery stable. During the summer,   night menu available until 11 p.m. Ask about DOX’s
freshest ingredients. Don’t forget to finish off your    patrons can dine outdoors on the garden patio.          choice of signature cocktails. Major credit cards and
meal with a slice of homemade pie. Sunday               Dishes are available table d’hôte or a la carte.        debit accepted. Accessible
brunch is served up with old-fashioned appeal           Children’s and vegetarian menus are also featured.
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (complete with omelette       Heavenly breads and delectable desserts baked                              Continued on Page 12

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                                                                        Dining Guide 2010


      Flavour, Atmosphere and Gusto
                      Chez Piggy Has it All
      By Teresa Shevchenko




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                                                                   courtyard patio are always perfect     the menu items. Ask about the fea-
              ince Chez Piggy opened 31                            for any occasion.                      tured wine of the day.
              years ago in a restored down-                          In addition to favourite Chez          Sunday brunch at Chez Piggy is
              town stable, dining in Kingston                      Piggy recipes, all made from           a local mainstay with such delights
      has never been the same. An experi-                          scratch on the premises, such as the   as mimosas, vanilla french toast
      ence like no other, blending flavour                          amazing homemade soup du jour,         and Gruyère, bacon and leek stra-
      imagination and character, Chez Piggy                        gambas al ajillo, Vietnamese           ta. Old-world style breads and
      and Pan Chancho, the restaurant’s                            spring rolls and the Chez Piggy        delectable desserts are all made
      bakery and café, are highly acclaimed                        Club, the new summer menu fea-         daily at the restaurant’s bakery,
      eateries that make an annual appear-                         tures lunch items such as maple        Pan Chancho.
      ance in Where to Eat in Canada and                           glazed trout, thinly sliced octopus      After 10 p.m. every evening a
      have helped to put Kingston on the                           with arugula salad and of course       late night menu is available featur-
      food lovers’ map.                                            fabulous daily specials. Every         ing such dishes as steak frites and
        With an innovative, international                          evening, only the best ingredients     more. Inspired cooking and cele-
      menu that continually evolves with                           go into a three course table d’hôte    bration of good food and wine
      the seasons, mixing tried and true                           as well as dishes such as, duck con-   takes place at Chez Piggy seven
      favourites with creative new dishes,                         fit and coconut Thai basil scallops.    days a week. The award-winning
      Chez Piggy is known far and wide                               Wine is almost a religion at Chez    Chez Piggy and Pan Chancho
      as a place to enjoy great food in a                          Piggy with a diverse wine list, fea-   cookbooks are available for sale.      The highly acclaimed eateries Chez Piggy
      warm atmosphere. The cosy, lime-                             turing many international and local    For more information and hours         and Pan Chancho, mix seasonal favourites
      stone interior and the gorgeous                              vintages, designed to complement       visit www.chezpiggy.com.               with creative, new dishes.

      7/The Kingston Whig-Standard                                                                                                                            Saturday, June 26, 2010




             Where Great Food
              & Friends Meet




    For Breakfast, Lunch & Supper
  On LaRocks has something for everyone!
     Your Neighborhood Hot Spot for
           Daily Homemade Soups
           Homemade Hamburgers
        The Famous Beef Dip Sandwich
         Beer Battered Fish & Chips
        From Entertainment to Food,
                                                                      64238053




         On LaRocks Welcomes You!
 35 Rideau Street, (Between: Barrack & Ordnance)
      Kingston, ON K7K2Z5 • 613-549-7000



                                      For inquiries please call
                                       613-544-5000 ext. 114
                                              or email
                                    tbranscombe@thewhig.com
                                    6 Cataraqui St. (Woolen Mill)
Business Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm Cash • Debit • Mastercard • Visa • Amex                                                                                                64231275
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Catch the Game and Enjoy Gourmet Pub Fare
           At Fanatics Sports Lounge
                                           By Teresa Shevchenko




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                                                                                     menu, putting his gourmet spin on        large-screen televisions, enabling
                                                      he first thing that comes to    traditional pub fare. A place to         guests to enjoy their favourite
                                                      mind when you think of a       share appetizers while catching the      sports in the open air.
                                                      sports bar is probably not     action, Fanatics is known for its sig-    Much thought has gone into
                                           a modern, beautiful space with sleek,     nature wings and crispy calamari.        designing this establishment,
                                           leather furnishings, marble and glass     Taste is a priority here and all items   which caters to a wide variety of
                                           accents and a menu of gourmet appe-       are prepared from scratch using          tastes and this is apparent in the
                                           tizers, imaginative main courses and                                               clientele. From families and stu-
                                                                                        Restauranteur Clark Day
                                           creative cocktails. However, since                                                 dents to corporate groups, many
                                                                                       designed Fanatics’ innovative
                                           Fanatics Sports Lounge opened in                                                   come to enjoy the creative cuisine
                                                                                      menu, putting his gourmet spin
                                           downtown Kingston just two years                                                   and comfortable atmosphere.
                                                                                          on traditional pub far.
                                           ago, it has gained a reputation as an                                              The Skybox private lounge,
                                           ideal setting to share gourmet comfort    the freshest ingredients, including      accommodating up to 40 guests,
                                           food with friends, while catching the     gourmet thin crust pizza, barbecue       with a private bar and two pro-
                                           game in an upscale setting. The high-     ribs, steak and pasta.                   jection screens is ideal for private
                                           definition televisions, two big viewing     With 17 different varieties of          celebrations. To celebrate the
                                           screens and individual monitors at        imported and domestic beer on            World Cup, Fanatics will open at
                                           several tables are a giveaway that this   tap, this chic, urban hangout’s          10 a.m. (until July 11) and is
                                           high-tech establishment is indeed a       enclosed patio is the perfect place      offering their own world cup of
                                           sports lover’s dream.                     to stave off the summer heat. Not to     food and beer, featuring beer
Share gourmet comfort fare with friends,    Well-respected restaurateur Clark        mention, the unique patio is as          and dishes from 10 participating
while watching the game at Fanatics.       Day designed Fanatics’ innovative         high-tech as the interior with two       countries.

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                                        Windmills
                                                     The Art of Fine Dining
                                        By Allison Townsend




                                        W
                                                                                      tainability by incorporating             develop plates from there. Many
                                                        hat is fine art? The pattern   Canadian ingredients wherever            features are also paired with local
                                                        of gently flickering can-      possible. As the menu clearly            wines. Sam's passion as a chef is
                                                        dlelight on exposed brick     states, Windmills is “proudly sup-       clear, as he explains that meals
                                         walls? The careful brush strokes that        porting local farmers, purveyors         “should be an adventure.”
                                         bring a canvas to life? Or perhaps it's      and the sustainable Canadian               As Windmills prepares to cele-
                                         the fusion of flavours that tantalize your    Fisheries.” Certified sustainable        brate its 26th anniversary this
                                         palate? An evening at Windmills              salmon, bait trapped shrimp from         August, owner Ed Smith sums up the
                                         encompasses all of these elements, fully     British Columbia as well as produce      secret to the restaurant's longevity:
                                         engaging your senses and allowing you        from local farmers supply the bulk of    “Our food is always made with
                                         to experience the fine art of dining.         menu items. Sam particularly enjoys      love, from scratch.” Whether plan-
                                           Chef Hicham “Sam” Eddahi has               the personal contact he has with         ning a casual evening or celebrat-
                                         developed a flair for creating                local farmers, explaining that doing     ing a special occasion, engage your
                                         unique dishes that comes with years          so guarantees fresh ingredients and      senses through the fine art of dining,
                                         of experience and a strong under-            a greater opportunity to create          as perfected by Windmills.
                                         standing of how flavours comple-              fusion. Freshness is key to the suc-       Windmills is also popular for
                                         ment each other. Influenced by his            cess of the restaurant. Everything is    lunch and weekend brunch. Visit
                                         Moroccan background and knowl-               made in-house, including, most           www.windmills-cafe.com for more
                                         edge of international cuisine, Sam           recently, desserts. Specials are         information on the restaurant and its
                                         specializes in Mediterranean                 based on seasonal ingredients;           full catering services.
Chef Hicham “Sam” Eddahi specializes in fusion—creating plates that reflect            farmers send a list of fresh items         Located at 184 Princess Street,
Mediterranean fusion while incorporating the styles of several countries. He          (meats and produce) and Sam,             613.544.3948. All major credit
Canadian ingredients.                    does so with a dedication to sus-            together with his kitchen staff, will    cards are accepted.

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                                                                                                                                 VEGETARIAN
                                                                                                                                 RESTAURANT

                                                                                                                        Serving pure, freshly
                                                                                                                      prepared, internationally
                                                                                                                      inspired vegetarian and
                                                                                                                     vegan food in a peaceful
                                                                                                                     atmosphere. Patio seating
                                                                                                                       available May-October.

                                                                                                                              Operating Hours:
                                                                                                                               Tuesday-Thursday
                                                                                                                               11:30am to 8:00pm
                                                                                                                              Friday and Saturday
                                                                                                                               11:30am to 9:00pm
                                                                                                                                Sunday Brunch
                                                                                                                              10:30 am to 8:00pm
                                                                                                                                Monday Closed

                                                                                                                              185 Sydenham Street
                                                                                                                                 Kingston, ON
                                                                                                                           613-549-7777
                                                                                                                    www.lotus-heart-blossoms.com
                                      Dining Guide 2010


The Grizzly Grill
           Casual Gourmet Dining at its Best
By Teresa Shevchenko




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                                      created an outstanding sum-                the diverse menu.
         edefining casual dining       mer menu with many new                       Living up to its name, the
         in downtown Kingston         items, blending imagination                restaurant specializes in
         since opening 16 years       and flavour. From the appeal-               grilled cuisine to suit every
ago, the Grizzly Grill is well        ing appetizers to an innova-               palate, with specialties such
known for its exceptional, eclectic   tive selection of fresh salads —           as the grilled rib steak, beef
menu and warm atmosphere.             including shaved fennel and                tenderloin     and      Atlantic
  The Grizzly’s upscale, casual       arugula salad served with                  salmon. Slow-roasted Alberta
ambiance is a perfect match to        candied pecans, mandarin                   prime rib is a house favourite.
the innovative cuisine. A             oranges and gorgonzola                     The Sunday brunch buffet
unique combination of rustic          cheese finished in citrus vinai-            attracts regulars and newcom-
warmth and sophisticated ele-         grette — taste and presenta-               ers alike with an excellent
gance, the two-level dining           tion are a priority. Pan-seared            variety of items.
room and open-air patio pro-          scallops topped with curried                 A great evening under one
vide the ideal atmosphere to          pineapple chutney and the                  roof, after dining enjoy a
linger over a great meal. The         brie calzone with roasted gar-             game in the spacious nine-
Grizzly’s log cabin-inspired          lic and fresh basil, finished               table billiard loft or dance to
lounge, the Lodge, features           with corn salsa are some of                the tunes of a live DJ
snug conversation corners,            the unique items available                 Thursday through Saturday.
two fireplaces, comfortable            here. Gourmet pizza fresh                  A perfect venue for a celebra-
seating and is a great spot to        from the wood burning oven,                tion or any occasion at all,
meet with friends for cocktails       a good selection of pasta and              the Grizzly Grill offers a
before dinner.                        of course, perfectly grilled               unique dining experience in        The Grizzly’s log cabin-inspired lounge, the Lodge, is a
  Head chef Sean Beck has             steaks and seafood round out               outstanding surroundings.          great spot to meet for cocktails before dinner.

11/The Kingston Whig-Standard                                                                                                                  Saturday, June 26, 2010


                                                                               REDEFINING CASUAL DINING!




                                                                               PRIME RIB DINNER
                                                                               Every Sunday Evening
                                                                                                                                    only
                                                                                                                                            $
                                                                                                                                                 1695
                                                                                      SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET
                                                                                                               10AM-2PM

                                                                               THE GRIZZLY GRILL
                                                                               395 Princess • 613.544.7566 • www.grizzlygrill.on.ca
                                                                    64233816




                                                                                            lunch ~ dinner ~ cocktails ~
                                                                       Dining Guide 2010



Restaurant REVIEWS KINGSTON
  FANATICS SPORTS LOUNGE                                  THE GRIZZLY GRILL
                                                                                                                 (Including Tamworth and Wolfe Island)
                                                                                                                    Casual, relaxed atmosphere in a spectacular set-
  371 Princess St.                                        395 Princess St.                                       ting with a view of the Wolfe Island ferry and down-
  613-542-3267                                            613-544-7566                                           town Kingston. Pub fare featuring Pykeview
  www.fanaticssportslounge.com                            www.grizzlygrill.on.ca                                 Meadows bison, burgers made from White Lane
  Catch the action at this new high-tech sports           An exceptional, eclectic menu and warm, casually       Farm ground beef, homemade soups, Island Grill
lounge in downtown Kingston. Popular items include      upscale atmosphere makes the Grizzly Grill a             summer salads and daily specials. Kids menu and
crab cake and garlic shrimp appetizers, gourmet         favourite dining destination in Kingston, The imagi-     vegetarian options. New this summer, refreshing
thin crust pizza and gourmet pure Angus beef burg-      native menu features new summer items, including         Beau’s organic beer will be available on tap. The
ers. Wings, hearty soups, sandwiches, salads, rotis-    an innovative selection of salads and mains as well      Island Grill will be featuring live entertainment every
serie chicken, steak, pasta and homemade fish and        as house favourites, fabulous appetizers, an array of    Saturday night from 9:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. and
chips are also on offer. With 17 varieties of beer on   pasta dishes, gourmet, wood-fired pizzas and of           Sunday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in
tap and wall to wall high-definition televisions, two    course, perfectly grilled steak and seafood. Enjoy       July and August. Free docking available. Open daily
big screen high definition projectors and individual     Sundays here with the brunch buffet ($16.95) from        for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Major credit cards
television monitors at some tables, Fanatics is a       10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or the slow-roasted Alberta         and debit accepted.
sport’s lovers dream. A patio complete with televi-     prime rib dinner special ($16.95) from 4:30 p.m.
sions monitors means you can sit outdoors and still     Stay for the entire evening and enjoy the sophisticat-     JM’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
see the game. The Skybox private lounge with a gas      ed billiards loft or dance to live DJ music Thursday       AMBASSADOR CONFERENCE
fireplace, a private bar, two huge projection screens    through Saturday. Call ahead and arrive in style in a      RESORT
and a Wii game system is ideal for celebrations or      1962 Cadillac convertible with the Grizzly Grill’s         1550 Princes St.
team meetings and accommodates up to 40 guests.         unique shuttle service. Ask about special “dinner and      613-541-4683
Open from 11:30 a.m. until close every day. During      a show” packages in partnership with the Time to           www.jmsrestaurant.com
the World Cup, Fanatics will open at 10 a.m. (until     Laugh Comedy Club. Open daily from 11:30 a.m.              This Kingston favourite offers the best of both
July 11) and is offering their own world cup of food    for lunch and dinner and from 10 a.m. on Sundays         worlds. Relax in JM’s Lounge or gather by the fire-
and beer, featuring beer and dishes from 10 partic-     for brunch. Sunday brunch is half price for children     place and large plasma television in the comfortable
ipating countries. Major credit cards and debit         under 10 and a children’s menu is available. Major       seating area. A ‘pint and pound’ special is popular
accepted. Accessible                                    credit cards and debit accepted. Accessible              throughout the week. The restaurant offers casual
                                                                                                                 fine dining with a reputation for the best buffets in
   THE GENERAL WOLFE HOTEL                                 THE IRON DUKE                                         town featuring a generous array of selections and
   1237 Hwy. 96, Wolfe Island                              207 Wellington St.                                    salads all freshly prepared on-site. Take your pick
   613-385-2611 • 1-800-353-1098                           613-542-4244                                          from chicken and ribs, the Maritime fish fry, plenty of
   www.generalwolfehotel.com                               www.ironduke.ca                                       pasta, the popular prime rib or Sunday’s turkey and
   Combining historic charm with modern ameni-             This new establishment offers a great combination     ham feast. The restaurant is open daily from 7 a.m.
ties, the General Wolfe Hotel is a destination for      of heritage and hospitality on tap. Offering every-      JM’s lounge is open daily from 11 a.m. Dedicated
fine and casual dining with a panoramic view of          thing from traditional pub fare to innovative cuisine    parking. Major credit cards and debit accepted.
the St. Lawrence River and downtown Kingston.           and an eclectic mix of 17 beers on draft as well as      Accessible
Just a two-minute walk from the ferry dock on           bottled varieties, wine and spirits. The bright and
Wolfe Island, with ample parking and docking            sleek Iron Duke is a food lover’s pub with a menu that    KING STREET SIZZLE RESTAURANT &
facilities, the hotel offers an enjoyable escape from   includes everything from British basics to appetizers     BAR
the city. Featuring a creative menu that combines       and entrees with an international twist. Daily lunch      285 King St. E.
old world cuisine with modern culinary trends,          and dinner specials complement the focus on quali-         (Four Points by Sheraton Hotels & Suites)
complemented by a diverse wine list of internation-     ty, health-conscious cooking. Try the popular cheese       613-544-6226
al and local vintages, this establishment offers a      steak sandwich or breaded calamari or indulge in           www.kingstreetsizzle.com
gourmet dining experience. Choose from an inter-        something from the platter menu, popular with              Get fired up this summer with fabulous food,
esting selection of seafood, beef, pork and game        groups enjoying good food, and good times. The           refreshing cold drinks and decadent desserts at the
dishes, served with European flair. Every entrée is      sports crowd will be at home here with events shown      fun and funky King Street Sizzle. Enjoy dining on the
artistically presented and served with fresh, sea-      on multiple large screen televisions. From Sunday        sleek sidewalk patio or head indoors to the comfort-
sonal vegetables. All menus are homemade using          until Wednesday the full menu is offered until 10        able bar serving cocktails, martinis and frozen
the freshest ingredients, including delicious soups     p.m. and the late night menu until midnight. From        delights plus ice cold beer on tap. The chefs have cre-
and appetizers and decadent desserts. Breakfast,        Thursday until Saturday the full menu is offered until   ated a summer menu of inventive dishes with a focus
lunch and dinner are served daily in the more casu-     11 p.m. and the late night menu until 12:30 a.m.         on local and in-season ingredients. Tempting starters,
al dining room, featuring a good variety of dishes,     Major credit cards and debit accepted.                   salads and signature specialties are prepared and
including delicious sandwiches and pub fare.                                                                     served from the open kitchen. Open daily for break-
Overnight packages, including cosy accommoda-            THE ISLAND GRILL                                        fast, lunch and dinner. Major credit cards and debit
tion, gourmet dinner and breakfast are available.        1222 Main St., Wolfe Island                             accepted. Accessible
Air-conditioned. Major credit cards and debit            613-385-2157
accepted. Accessible                                     www.wolfeislandgrill.com                                                    Continued on Page 18
12/The Kingston Whig-Standard                                                                                                                 Saturday, June 26, 2010
                  Ben
                                                            Welcome to
         “Pub Fare so Fine..
          If You Had a Tail
        You Would Wag It”
                                                            CURRY ORIGINAL        The moment you walk into
                                                                                        Curry Original
Ben’s Pub                                                                            you are greeted with
                                                                                   authentic Indian culture,
Steakhouse                                                                     from the artworks adorning the
• home cooked meals
                                                                                walls to the rich spicy aromas.
 • charbroiled steaks
     • draught beer                                                             The Only Indian Restaurant in Kingston
    • our own wine                                                                        Recommended by
                                                      Owners,
      • sportsroom                              Ali and Weais Afzal
                                                                                  “Where to Eat in Canada” 1999 – 2011

                                         DOWNTOWN LOCATION                           UPTOWN LOCATION
Hours: Daily - 11am - 1am                253 ONTARIO ST., 613-531-9376                    2786 PRINCESS ST.,
Tues. & Sun. - 5pm - 1am                    • Open Everyday (except Monday)                  613-384-5542
                                             • Lunch from 11:30 to 2:00 p.m.            Open everyday (except Tuesday)
  105 Clergy St. East                            • Dinner from 5:00 p.m.                        from 4:00 p.m.
    Kingston, ON
                                                            www.curryoriginal.ca
                            64236792




    613-546-7600                                                                                                         64231091




226 PRINCESS STREET
         Reservations
      613-531-9788



                The     Perfect Dining Experience
                                       for families, couples or groups of friends


                                                                                                                             PASTA
                                                                                                                            SEAFOOD
                                                                                                                          CHICKEN
                                                                      Megalos Restaurant
                                                                                                                         BURGERS
                                                                       can adapt to any
                                                                       group. Families can feel at                  SALADS
                                                                        home. We offer a kid’s menu,               STEAK
                                                                        highchairs and family-friendly              PIZZA
                                                                        pricing. Our candlelit tables and            DESSERTS
                                                               downtown-style ambiance also make it the                  COCKTAILS
                                          perfect dining experience for couples or groups of friends.
                                                                                                                          WINE
                                       Megalos has a menu with something for all tastes and all moods.
                                         Go as upscale as you’d like with Seafood Florentine, or keep it
                                            casual and laid back with a Sandwich Platter or a great
                                             dessert and a Café Latte.

                                               Reserve PAPA LOUIS (lower level) for your next group function of 25-80 PEOPLE
                                                                                Dining Guide 2010


The Silly Yak
           The gluten free bistro and bakery with a flair for the fabulous
                                                                                         By Sheila Howe




                                                                                         R
                                                                                                                                    from scratch on site, using Omega
                                                                                                     obert Pearson always had       3 eggs, brown rice flour, heart
                                                                                                     a knack for teaching, but      healthy oils and local honey from
                                                                                                     when he retired from the       Odessa is used extensively. Fresh
                                                                                         Limestone District School Board last       herbs and vegetables are aug-
                                                                                         June, he knew it would be now or           mented from the produce organi-
                                                                                         never to engage his lifelong passion for   cally grown in the family home
                                                                                         baking and gardening. The new bistro       garden.
                                                                                         and bakery with the silly name is mak-      The licensed bistro and bakery
                                                                                         ing a serious statement in fine food and    has created an urban oasis in
                                                                                         a fun atmosphere.                          Kingston’s west end with an assault
                                                                                           It is actually a take off of the word    on the senses. Take in the colourful
                                                                                         ‘celiac’, a condition intolerant of        cosy   décor       wrapping     warm
                                                                                         the gluten protein found in wheat,         turquoise,    reds    and     oranges
                                                                                         rye, barley and other products. The        around comfortable wicker furni-
                                                                                         Silly Yak caters to these problems         ture, mouth watering aromas waft-
                                                                                         by providing gluten free products,         ing from the kitchen, great music
                                                                                         but the busy bistro proves that all        and an eclectic art created by local
                                                                                         natural foods and sweets appeal to         celiac youth. Enjoy fresh baked
Owner Robert Pearson and son Keven, invite you to enjoy the best in all natural foods.   everyone. Everything is made fresh         goods, organic fair trade coffee

                                                                                                                                      The Silly Yak provides gluten
                                                                                                                                     free products, all natural foods
                                                                                                                                       and sweets which appeal to
                                                                                                                                                everyone.

                                                          at                                                                        and tea and imaginative and
                                                                                                                                    absolutely delicious selections from
                                                                                                                                    the extensive lunch, dinner and
                                                                                                                                    weekend brunch menus for dining
                                                                                                                                    in or taking home.
                                                                                                                                     It’s a cornucopia of taste, from
                                                                                                                                    the brown rice flour bread made

    Licensed Gluten Free Bistro & Bakery                                                                                            fresh daily to homemade pizza,
                                                                                                                                    lasagna      and     vegan     dishes.

           Organic where possible, natural always                                                                                   Weekly specials are featured, such
                                                                                                                                    as jambalaya or simmered back
                                                                                                                                    ribs in a spicy rub and served with

    Serving lunch, dinner & weekend brunch                                                                                          pure fruit dipping sauce. The
                                                                                                                                    dessert selection is sinful, but
   Dine In or Take Out at your west end bistro                                                                                      acceptable for any diet.
                                                                                                                                     The Silly Yak invites you, celiac or
             with the downtown feel.                                                                                                not, to enjoy all the best in all nat-
                                                                                                                                    ural food at 761 Bayridge Drive in

   613•384•5839                                               www.sillyyak.ca                                                       the    Bayridge      Plaza.
                                                                                                                                    613.583-2014 or visit www.silly
                                                                                                                                                                   Phone


                       761 Bayridge Drive                                                                                           yak.ca.

                                                                                                                          14/The Kingston Whig-Standard
         Dining Guide 2010




                                                         Casual Fine Dining
                                                                                      Come home to Ramekins
                                                                                where the food is fresh and delicious!
                                                                           Portions that fill your plate - no one goes away hungry.
                                                                           Tried, tested and true recipes have our loyal customers
                                                                                           returning again and again.
                                                                                There’s flexibility in ordering what you want,
                                                                              complimented by professional table-side service.
                                                                                     SPECIALIZING IN
                                                                                STEAK • SEAFOOD • PASTA
                                                                                  •   Lunch and Dinner Specials
                                                                                  •   Breakfast Fri. Sat. & Sun.
                                                                                  •   Private Meeting Room
                                                          1540 Bath Road          •   Take Out and Catering
                                                                                  •   Ask about our SEVEN MEAL DEAL
 DOX’s Sesame Crusted Salmon, Curried Shrimp,
 Braised Bok Choy, Jasmine Rice, Orange and Chili Jam
                                                          VISIT US AT: www.ramekins.ca
15/The Kingston Whig-Standard                            TAKE OUT & DELIVERY 613-384-7458 or 613-384-0793


                                                           Kingston’s
                        Authentic British Pub
                                                        “Best selection of draught in the west end!”
                                                                “Voted best wings in town”
                                                                    Traditional Pub Fare




                                          1724 BATH ROAD • 384-5236
                                                                                                                                64235627

                                               Click on our Take-out Menu:
      http:// ww w .thewhi g .co m /me d i a / i m a g e s / l o y a l o a rs m a n m e n u 2 0 1 0 . j p g
                                                                                  Dining Guide 2010


Experience the Cuisine and Culture of India
              At Paulina’s Curry Mix
                                                 By Teresa Shevchenko




                                                 H
                                                                                            experience in the industry in India     cooking techniques. Bollywood
                                                                ome to more than one        and Canada, where he had the            movies add music and colour to the
                                                                billion people, India has   opportunity to cook for royalty and     authentic atmosphere. Sample a
                                                                introduced the world to     celebrities in a five-star establish-    smorgasbord of delicacies includ-
                                                 cuisine, like no other, characterized by   ment. When it comes to Vipin’s cre-     ing delicious appetizers and such
                                                 a wide assortment of dishes, cooking       ations, the notion that everything      items as beef curry, shrimp vin-
                                                 techniques and a great variety of          that is enjoyable in life, isn’t good   daloo and naan bread. The good
                                                 herbs. If you’ve never savoured the        for you, couldn’t be farther from       selection of vegetarian options
                                                 zesty flavours of a traditional curry or    the truth. All dishes are not only a    includes Vipin’s award-winning
                                                 tried the South Indian delicacy of         celebration of flavour but are also      chili, which is now available frozen
                                                 masala dosa — flatbread filled with a        gluten and trans-fat free and con-      in single-portions at several spe-
                                                 spicy potato mixture and served with       tain many nutritious vegetables         cialty grocery stores. Look for more
                                                 fresh coconut chutney and lentil stew —    and herbs known to have great           of Vipin’s creations, such as butter
                                                 then its time you did. Paulina’s Curry     health benefits.                         chicken, soon in local shops.
                                                 Mix, offers a unique menu of Indian,         For a good introduction to Indian        Put Paulina’s, the winner of
                                                 Canadian and Indo-Chinese fare in          cuisine and culture, there is no bet-   Kingston This Week’s Readers’
                                                 Kingston’s west end.                       ter time for Paulina’s then on week-    Choice Awards for best Indian and
Chef/owner Vipin Kumar’s award-                     Chef and owner, Vipin Kumar,            end evenings, when Vipin pre-           family restaurant, best breakfast
winning chili is available at several            who runs Paulina’s with his wife,          pares a buffet of delicious dishes,     and best catering in 2009, on your
specialty grocery stores.                        Madhu Mehan, has 30 years of               showcasing the best of Indian           to do list this summer.

16/The Kingston Whig-Standard                                                                                                                   Saturday, June 26, 2010



         ULINA
                                                                       The Boys at Aunt Lucy’s
                               Paulina’s
  PA




                               Curry Mix
                    ’S




                             Nobody Gives You
                    IX
     CU




         R RY M              India Like We Do
                                                                                                                                               BISTRO
         ALL DAY BREAKFAST
      2 eggs any style with ham, bacon
       or sausage, toast and homefries
                         $4.99
                       LUNCH
                                                                                                                            Casual Bistro
       Thali (Platter) Lunch Special from
                         $7.99
                                                                                                                             Food You’ll
       or Sandwich Combo served with
             soup, salad or fries
                                                                       Brian Coghlan,               Bob Clark,
                                                                                                                               Love.
                                                                       Manager
                      DINNER                                                  We are proud of our
                                                                                                           Owner

          3 course dinner special only
                                                                            cook-from-scratch policy.
                       $15.99                                          And too, our servers are tops in town
                                                                            with years of experience.
                                                                                                                             4050 Bath Rd.
      Every Fri and Sat is Bollywood Night.
          All you can eat buffet only
                                                                          Serving Kingston since 1847
                                                            64236246




                       $14.99
  Now !                                                                   “Where Kingstonians dine.”                            Kingston
Available
                   Chef Vipin’s award-winning chili in single                        Visit us at
                                                                                                                             613-634-4050
                   serving containers. Available at Paulina’s
                  and select Kingston area food stores. More
                   frozen entrées coming: Chicken Vindaloo,
                       Butter Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh
                 HOURS: Tue-Thur 8:30am-8:30pm                                   DINNERHOUSE                                www.bellabistro.ca
                                                                                                                 64236984




                Fri-Sat 8:30am-9pm Sun 8:30am-8pm                            Princess at Portsmouth
     ULINA
                                                                                 613-542-2729
PA




              730 Front Road @ Days • Reddendale Plaza
         ’S




                        Reservations 613-389-9898
         IX




                                                                       www.AuntLucysDinnerHouse.com
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     R RY M              www.paulinascurrymix.ca                                                                                                               64231299
                                         Dining Guide 2010


The River Bakery
          Making an Art out of Real, Fresh and Local
By Teresa Shevchenko




F
                                       been on preparing slow food          Russian dressing, sauerkraut
          or real food made from       made with care using quality         and local beef corned right on
          local, fresh and organic     ingredients. Sourcing fresh pro-     the premises is a Tamworth
          ingredients, take the sce-   duce and naturally-raised meats      mainstay. Enjoy a tempting daily
nic drive to the village of            from local farmers, the chefs cre-   special and follow up with a
Tamworth, just north of Kingston,      ate delicious and filling offerings   mug of relationship-grown, dark
where the professional chefs at the    and take pride in being able to      roast coffee.
River Bakery have made an art out      tell customers what wholesome          Planning a picnic or on the
of taste. Enjoy the flavours of the    ingredients went into their meal     way to the cottage? The River
season on the patio or dine inside     and where they originated.           Bakery has a fabulous selection
and take in the aromas of fresh          From the herbs picked from the     of savoury and sweet items, per-
baked goods, including artisan         bakery’s garden – to enhance         fect for such occasions.
breads, bagels and pastries, while     salads, soups and herbal tea —         Recipient of the Eat Smart!
enjoying the displayed works of        to the unpasteurized local honey,    Award of Excellence, this estab-
local artists.                         free range chicken and eggs and      lishment at 11 Concession St.
  Under new ownership this             the wild, west coast salmon, pre-    South in Tamworth offers plenty
spring, the eatery’s reputation        pared in a smokehouse across         of options for people with
for delicious breakfasts, lunches      the street, each item is selected    dietary restrictions, including       New owner Brenda Peterson is excited to
and wholesome snacks has               for quality and source.              low-fat, vegetarian and vegan         introduce many new changes, without
grown since opening almost 17            The Reuben sandwich made           items. For more information, visit    sacrificing the freshness and quality of the
years ago. The focus has always        from homemade rye bread,             www.ruralroutes.com/poppys.           baked goods offered.

17/The Kingston Whig-Standard                                                                                                   Saturday, June 26, 2010


                                                                                                     The River Bakery




                                                                                                    • Comfortable café and patio eating
                                                                                                    • Rueben Sandwich - we corn our beef,
                                                                                                      bake our own rye bread and make our
                                                                                                      own russian dressing
                                                                                                    • Deli sandwiches made on our own
                                                                                                      handmade rye and sourdough breads
                                                                                                    • Vegetarian fare featuring The Bakery’s
                                                                                                      veggie burger and local micro greens
                                                                                                    • Omelette’s made with local, organic,

                                                                                       �
                                                                                                      free-range eggs
                                                                                                    • Handmade artisan breads and bagels
                                                                                                          Combining innovation and tradition
                                                                                                                Local and organic foods
                                                                                                       A destination to enjoy a rural experience, a
                                                                                                    relaxed country setting with town sophistication.
                                                                                                       Hours: Wed.-Sat. 8am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm

                                                                                                           Tamworth, Ontario
 �                                                                                                        613-379-2972
                                                                                                       ruralroutes.com/poppys
                                                                                                                                                    64236780
                                                                         Dining Guide 2010



Restaurant REVIEWS KINGSTON
  LOTUS-HEART-BLOSSOMS                                      www.onlarocks.com
                                                                                                                        (Including Tamworth and Wolfe Island)
                                                                                                                          RAMEKINS CASUAL FINE DINING
  185 Sydenham St.                                          The owners of this friendly family-run restaurant             1540 Bath Rd.
  613-549-7777                                           make patrons feel as right at home. The newly reno-              613-384-0793
  www.lotus-heart-blossoms.com                           vated On LaRocks has a convenient downtown loca-                 www.ramekins.ca
  This downtown vegetarian eatery offers a great         tion which is casual and comfortable, serving home-              Ramekins is spacious, comfortable, inviting and
variety of vegetarian delights and international fare    made food and specializing in beef dip sandwiches,             family-friendly. Popular dishes include mushroom
made using original recipes. House favourites            fish and chips and cheese burgers. Thursday is wing             caps stuffed with crab, baby shrimp and moz-
include strawberry grape and walnut salad, masala        night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Every Friday from 8 p.m.           zarella cheese, chicken alfredo, scallops Ramekins,
dosa, and coconut tempeh skewers. A patio adds to        to midnight listen to live classic rock or blues, and          pasta and seafood. Enjoy the prime rib and steak
the dining enjoyment at this peaceful and welcoming      join friends for karaoke one Saturday night a month.           here as well as Heart Smart choices and monthly
restaurant that is simply decorated with cheerful yel-   Open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (breakfast                specials. If you don’t see what you want on the
low walls, hardwood floors and a small library. All       served until 11 a.m.); open Friday and Saturday                menu, don’t hesitate to ask. Open daily for lunch
main courses, dressings, sauces, soups and desserts      until 1 a.m. (breakfast on Saturday and Sunday                 and dinner. Open at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast Friday
are healthy, homemade and prepared on the prem-          served from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.) Major credit cards            and Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. Reservations
ises using fresh ingredients and organic products        and debit accepted.                                            advised for evenings or for special parties. Ask
wherever possible. Chai tea brewed from scratch                                                                         about the seven-meal-deal. Takeout available, pick-
using fresh spices and kiwi juice with coconut cream       PAN CHANCHO BAKERY AND CAFÉ                                  up or delivery. Major credit cards and debit accept-
and a mint garnish are a couple of selections from         44 Princess St.                                              ed.
the creative drink menu .Open for lunch and dinner         613-544-7790
on Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until          www.panchancho.com                                              THE RIVER BAKERY
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.         Pan Chancho offers freshly baked old-world style                11 Concession St. South, Tamworth
and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Brunch on        breads; breakfast pastries; salads, dips and spreads;             613-379-2972
Sunday featuring dishes from seven countries. Major      soups; meat and fish dishes; pizza and sandwiches                  www.ruralroutes.com/poppys
credit cards and debit accepted.                         to go; cheeses; individual and whole cake desserts;               The River Bakery, formerly known as the Bakery
                                                         and a sampling of oils, vinegars, olives and more. At          in Tamworth in the Land O’Lakes district offers deli-
  THE LOYAL OARSMAN                                      the rear of the building, you will find an intimate,            cious breakfasts, lunches and baked goods in air-
  1724 Bath Rd.                                          fully licensed café, a private dining room and, in sea-        conditioned comfort or out on the patio. Artisan-
  613-384-5236                                           son, a quiet, enclosed patio with a view of the City           style bread, bagels and muffins are made fresh
  This authentic English-style pub and restaurant is     Hall dome. Open daily from 7 a.m., serving break-              daily and the cinnamon buns here are a local
the popular gathering place in Kingston’s west end.      fast and lunch. Recommended by Where to Eat in                 favourite. Daily lunch specials include vegetarian
The casual, friendly atmosphere enhances the exten-      Canada. Visa, MasterCard and debit accepted.                   selections. Ask about catering for special occasions
sive menu featuring fresh, flavourful such as home-       Accessible                                                     and dinners with friends. Open Wednesday
made soups, salads fish and chips and “the best                                                                          through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on
wings in town”. Relax and enjoy with an excellent           PAULINA’S CURRY MIX                                         Sunday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Now under new
selection of tasty draft beer. Open 11 a.m. until mid-      730 Front Rd.                                               ownership, the River Bakery welcomes new and old
night Tuesday to Saturday; Sunday and Monday                613-389-9898                                                friends and customers. Major credit cards and
from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Ample free parking.              www.paulinascurrymix.ca                                     debit accepted.
Major credit cards and debit accepted.                      Paulina’s Curry Mix offers a good mix of Indian
Accessible                                               and Indo-Chinese cuisine such as delicious curries,              THE RIVER MILL RESTAURANT
                                                         butter chicken, vegetarian dishes and grilled eggplant           2 Cataraqui Street (Woolen Mill)
   MEGALOS RESTAURANT                                    as well as standard Canadian menu favourites. Fully              613-549-5759
   226 Princess St.                                      licensed, serving a variety of beer, wines and liquors,          www.rivermill.ca
   613-531-9788                                          this is the place to experience the flavours and culture          Located in Kingston’s historic Woolen Mill, The
   www.megalosrestaurant.com                             of India in a comfortable atmosphere. All entrees are          River Mill Restaurant combines spectacular water-
   Contemporary and affordable, yet family-friendly,     served with free basmati rice and every tenth break-           front views and creative contemporary cuisine for a
funky dining in the heart of downtown Kingston. The      fast is free. Paulina’s also specializes in traditional fare   dining experience to remember. Proprietor Colin
menu includes casual fare such as pizza, platters        from southern India. All dishes at this Eat Smart!-cer-        Altimas presents a fresh and imaginative menu
(burgers, sandwiches and chicken), pasta, salads,        tified establishment are gluten and trans-fat free and          accompanied by an extensive wine list featuring
stir-fries and more. A selection of upscale menu items   contain many nutritious vegetables and herbs.                  100 vintages and private-order wines. The elegant
range from crab ravioli to cranberry cashew chick-       Takeout menu available as well as delivery and cater-          dining room seats up to 90 guests and can be
en. Dine in, take out or delivery. Open Tuesday to       ing services and facilities for private parties. Open for      reserved for private functions. A private dining
Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday from 9          breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday until Sunday.              room is available for luncheons, dinners and events
a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.        Closed Monday. Enjoy Bollywood night, every                    with seating for 36 people. Enjoy live piano music
Special brunch menu on weekends from 9 a.m. to 3         Friday and Saturday with movies and buffet of Indian           every Saturday evening. Open for lunch Monday
p.m. Closed Monday. Major credit cards and debit         delicacies for $14.99 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Look            to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for
accepted. Accessible                                     for chef Vipin’s award-winning chili, available frozen         dinner Monday to Saturday from 5 p.m. All major
                                                         in single-portions, at several specialty grocery stores        credit cards and debit accepted. Reservations rec-
 ON LAROCKS BAR & GRILL                                  and more creations, such as butter chicken, soon in            ommended. Accessible
 35 Rideau Street                                        local shops. Ample free parking. Major credit cards
 613-549-7000                                            and debit accepted. Accessible                                                    Continued on Page 27

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                                          Dining Guide 2010


Island Memories
          Let Your Taste Buds Set Sail
By Sheila Howe




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                                        the Thousand Islands has been      Mr. McGuire has already
       sland Memories, located on       designed on large sheets of        begun to develop a following
       Gananoque's historic water-      Plexiglas that showcase each       for his strawberry chicken
       front, offers an outstanding     scene without obstructing the      wrap, a healthy, flavourful cre-
selection of fresh choices sure to      view.                              ation that can also be served
make your taste buds set sail. Owned      The restaurant is also under     on choice of bread. Another
and operated by Gananoque Boat          new management this season.        favourite is his award-winning
Line, Island Memories is the on-shore   Derek McGuire brings 20            fish and chips; the fish batter
ingredient of your Thousand Islands     years of culinary experience       ingredients may remain as
experience. The restaurant is an        aboard the restaurant and ves-     mysterious as the river, howev-
ideal waterfront spot to drop in for    sels. As a dedicated chef, Mr.     er the positive reviews are
breakfast, lunch or an early dinner,    McGuire ensures the use of         spreading. For special occa-
before or after a cruise.               fresh products; nothing is         sions, Island Memories also
  Like the ever-changing St.            frozen. The menu includes a        offers catering services and
Lawrence, Island Memories is            selection of hot and cold foods,   can deliver buffets on-board
refreshing its look. Recent ren-        ranging from breakfast items       company vessels.
ovations have created a 70-             and sandwiches to burgers and        Whether cruising the river or
seat nautical themed restau-            fries. Delicatessen-style sand-    the shoreline, be sure to drop
rant. In celebration of its near-       wiches are made-to-order on a      anchor at Island Memories for
ly 60 year history, unique art-         choice of bread, which             a fresh, relaxing meal. For         Chef Derek McGuire brings 20 years of
work portraying historic scenes         includes tantalizing options       more      information,      visit   culinary experience to the waterfront
fills the windows. This tribute to      such as chipotle and focaccia.     www.ganboatline.com.                restaurant.




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                                             The Riverside Bar & Grill
                                                      Family Hospitality Away From Home
                                             By Allison Townsend




                                             I
                                                                                       ing down the street from its origins, just   Donaldson attributes this to the
                                                   f you're looking for a comfort-     over a year into its operation. The          comfortable, friendly environment.
                                                   able, casual location to have       restaurant is currently under its next       The casual nature of the establish-
                                                   lunch or dinner with the kids or    phase of expansion with the develop-         ment is also reflected in its self-seat-
                                             friends, the Riverside Bar and Grill is   ment of a patio and a new menu fea-          ing approach. “When I go some-
                                             your home away from home. Located         turing lobster and salmon specialties—       where to eat, I want to pick where I
                                             in beautiful downtown Gananoque,          all of which should be in full swing for     sit,” she explains, “so why shouldn't
                                             the restaurant offers a welcoming         the bulk of the summer season.               our customers?” One of the more
                                             atmosphere and full menu, including         The Riverside is known for its             popular features is what Donaldson
                                             children's features. The Riverside,       Sunday Buffet, but its true claim to         refers to as “the Walton's table,” a
                                             which has been in operation for three     fame are its wings, which, though            large, old-fashioned family dining
                                             years, is family-run, managed by          part of the regular menu, are                table, which is always in demand
                                             Penny Donaldson on behalf of her son      offered on special, Tuesday nights.          by larger groups.
                                             Kyle Wilson, who surprised her when       “My son and our chef spent a lot of           Although the Riverside Bar and
                                             he announced he was going into the        time perfecting our wings,” says             Grill offers large screen televisions
                                             restaurant business. Although it was a    Donaldson, who understandably                to delight the sports enthusiasts, off-
                                             big undertaking to start a new venture    will not give away the secret                track betting and free pool tables to
                                             in a challenging and competitive indus-   behind the great flavour.                     entertain the evening crowd,
The family-run restaurant will offer a new   try, the restaurant did well and            Many customers have made the               Donaldson notes they are first and
patio and summer menu.                       expanded by moving to a larger build-     Riverside a regular stop and                 foremost a great family restaurant.
                                                                                                                                    Donaldson and Wilson welcome
                                                                                                                                    new and returning guests to experi-
                                                                                                                                    ence the hospitality of the Riverside
                                                                                                                                    Bar and Grill, while enjoying the
                                                                                                                                    soon-to-be-opened patio and fresh
                                                                                                                                    menu.

         COME & VISIT THE HOTTEST SPOT IN G-TOWN                                                                                     Summer hours:
                                                                                                                                     11 a.m. - 2a.m., 7 days
            OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.                                                                              Fall/Winter hours:
                                                                                                                                      12 p.m. - 2 a.m., 7 days
       FREE POOL • OFF TRACK BETTING                                 LIVE DJ EVERY WEEKEND                                          98 King Street East, Gananoque
                                                                                                                                    613.382.9797.




         FULL SCREEN PROJECTION TV                                   LOTS ON TAP & ICE COLD!




         KARAOKE • OPEN MIC NIGHT                             DARTBOARD • HUGE OUTDOOR PATIO
                     SUMMER SIZZLER SPECIAL
                                $5.00 with beverage purchase per person
        Sunday Evening Brunch 5-9 p.m.
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                                       Reservations or Drop in today!
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                                                                  Dining Guide 2010


Anthony’s Family Restaurant
           Creating a lasting impression with contemporary casual fine dining
By Sheila Howe




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                                         Summer fun is assured on the         and an exciting children’s menu
          ocated in downtown             lively and colourful flower filled     that includes a beverage. All
          Gananoque by the water-        patio that seats 40.                 food is prepared per order with
          falls and across the street      House specialties include suc-     fresh ingredients, local when
from the picturesque Town Hall Park,     culent prime rib. Slowly cooked      possible, and served in an eye-
Anthony’s Family Restaurant provides     in an Alto-Shaam oven, all the       catching presentation.
the perfect setting for a dining expe-   juices and all the flavours are         Save room to satisfy your sweet
rience to remember. Open seven           captured for a taste sensation       tooth. Choose from decadent
days a week for breakfast, lunch and     second to none. The new              homemade desserts including
dinner, General Manager Angie            seafood sizzling platter features    the favourite coconut, banana or
Turcotte ensures good food and a         a delightful and delicious selec-    chocolate crème pie. Indulge in
warm, quaint ambiance to make            tion of seared halibut, lightly      triple layer cakes featuring lus-
every visit a memorable dining expe-     battered calamari and sautéed        cious carrot cake with cream
rience. “The happiness of our cus-       shrimp and scallops. The dinner      cheese or the delectable choco-
tomers is our number one priority.”      menu features Canadian AAA           late brownie fudge cake.
  It’s a winning formula for the         steak choices, perfect pastas,             Come for a visit, but leave
restaurant so popular with locals        superb seafood and interesting       with a lasting impression at
and tourists. Enjoy contempo-            poultry dishes highlighted by        Anthony’s Family Restaurant, 37
rary cuisine inside or out. The          bruschetta feta chicken.             King Street E. in Gananoque.
charming Victorian dining room             The chefs offer creative nightly   Phone 613.382.3575 or visit
with arched and exposed brick            specials along with a portion        anthonysrestaurantgananoque.        Chef Greg Dorn serves up the new,
walls welcomes 50 guests.                appropriate menu for seniors         com.                                seafood sizzling platter.




                                                                                                      Anthony’s offers
                                                                                                 the charming atmosphere
                                                                                                  of a late Victorian home
                                                                                             and the dishes and tastes expected
                                                                                            of contemporary casual ne dining.

                                                                                                        On the patio,
                                                                                               patrons enjoy perfect prime rib,
                                                                                                      seafood, or Italian
                                                                                                   as well as the fragrance
                                                                                                  and fresh air of the fabled
                                                                                                Thousand Islands experience.

                                                                        37 King Street East, Gananoque, Ontario
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                                                                      Dining Guide 2010


Moroni's Mediterranean Family Ristorante
            Good Food. Good Service.
                                         By Allison Townsend




                                         M
                                                                                   tle bit of everything including              ity of downtown Gananoque.
                                                         oroni's Mediterranean     ribs, burgers and finger foods.              Also new this year, is the open-
                                                         Family Ristorante has     The restaurant has also devel-               ing of the bar next door.
                                                         been part of the          oped a following for its hand-               Entertainment and a regular DJ
                                         Gananoque landscape for more than         made pizza, which has been                   provide guests with a great after-
                                         60 years. Though the reigns of the        described as “second to none.”               dinner spot to relocate to for the
                                         business have been passed along a         Open daily at 7:30 a.m., the                 remainder of the evening.
                                         few times, the longevity of the restau-   restaurant is also a popular                   If    you'd      rather       stay       in,
                                         rant can be explained very simply in      breakfast spot.                              Moroni's can bring a little bit of
                                         the    words     of    owner      Nick                                                 the Mediterranean directly to
                                                                                    Moroni’s serves a selection of
                                         Giannakouras, “good food.” Hand-in-                                                    you, or you may wish to order a
                                                                                    Greek and Italian dishes and
                                         hand with great food is excellent serv-                                                complete meal for pick-up.
                                                                                   pastas, but represents a little bit
                                         ice. Giannakouras prides himself on                                                    Moroni's even delivers to nearby
                                                                                            of everything.
                                         offering quality service that clearly                                                  motels and campsites.
                                         keeps his customers returning on a reg-    This summer, Moroni's has                     Giannakouras invites you to
                                         ular basis.                               some exciting new features for               experience for yourself the sim-
                                           Specializing in Mediterranean           customers to enjoy. A patio nes-             plicity of Moroni's success: great
Owner Nick Giannakouras serves a         cuisine, Moroni's serves a selec-         tled   alongside    the        building      Canadian, Italian and Greek
variety of Greek, Italian and Canadian   tion of Greek and Italian dishes          allows guests to soak in the sum-            cuisine and friendly, courteous
cuisine.                                 and pastas, but represents a lit-         mer air, while enjoying the activ-           service.


                                                                                                Bus
                                                                                               groups
                                                                                               or any
                                                                                                size
                                                                                               groups
                                                                                                 are
                                                                                              welcomed


        S& R
     ORT Y BA
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                      Winner of the 2003
              !
     N OPEN     “Tourism & Hospitality Award”
  COU W
   NO        Enjoy one of your Old Favourites
                        or try one of our New Specialties!
 Our Pizza Is Second To None                                              1/2 PRICE WINGS
 A Family Restuarant Specializing in                                      EVERY TUESDAY!
 Canadian, Italian and Greek Cuisine
 Great Food, Atmosphere, Friendly and ICE CREAM BAR
 Courteous Service                      ON THE PATIO
 Licenced                                SOFT & HARD
 Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner OVER 13 FLAVOURS
 Appetizers, Seafood, BBQ Chicken & Ribs                                   FREE DELIVERY IN TOWN
 Pork & Chicken Souvaki, Salads,
 Pastas, Steaks &
 Prime Rib




                                                                                                                     From urban eateries to waterside restaurants, the
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                                                                                                                     Thousand Islands region offers a great diversity of
                                                                                                                     dining experiences.

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                                                              The Old English Pub
                                                                         Offers Authentic Pub Fare and Warm Hospitality
                                                              By Teresa Shevchenko




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                                                                                                                delicious hand cut chips and homemade
                                                                          nyone who has traveled to Britain     coleslaw, a good selection of meat and
                                                                          will agree that The Old English Pub   vegetarian pies and bangers and mash,
                                                                          in the heart of Gananoque more        The Old English Pub is the place to come
                                                              than lives up to its name. Recently celebrating   for well-prepared, comfort food. With an
                                                              their first year in business, Darren and Julie    impressive list of gourmet burgers, offering
                                                              Towriess are overwhelmed with the success of      a choice of beef, chicken, lamb or veg-
                                                              their restaurant, which has gained a reputation   etable patty, grilled to perfection and
                                                              far and wide for authentic and affordable pub     accompanied by an innovative choice of
                                                              fare.                                             toppings as well as a good variety of veg-
                                                                “Our main focus is really on the food and       etarian options, the menu is diverse and
                                                              it has paid off. Everything we serve is           appealing to a range of tastes. Each item
                                                              made from scratch by our highly-trained           on the dessert menu is notable for origi-
                                                              chefs. We’ve had many compliments on              nality and flavour, including such delights
                                                              our menu, which only has two items over           as sticky toffee pudding and the treacle
                                                              $10,” says Towriess, who is originally from       tart.
                                                              England, where he obviously learned how             Due to open this summer is Churchill’s
                                                              to create a cosy and welcoming pub                Lounge next door. The addition will feature
                                                              atmosphere. From the traditional British          twelve more draft beer varieties, to top off
                                                              wall hangings to the portrait of Winston          the excellent selection of traditional
                                                              Churchill over the mantle, every piece of         English ales, and the pub’s comfortable
                                                              décor was imported from England.                  atmosphere will most certainly spill over.
  Comfort food includes gourmet burgers, hand cut chips and     Serving traditional English dishes such as        For more information, visit www.theold
  sticky toffee pudding                                       the popular fish and chips, served with           englishpub.ca.

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     COMING SOON                                                                                                             COMING SOON
THE CHURCHILL LOUNGE                                                                                                    THE CHURCHILL LOUNGE
 LATER THIS SUMMER                                                                                                       LATER THIS SUMMER




                                                              Featuring:
                                                              • Old English Style Fish’n’Chips
                                                              • Steak and Kidney Pie
                                                              • Chicken Pot Pie
                                                              • Your choice of Beef, Lamb,
                                                                Chicken or Veggie Burgers

                                                                                                                Enjoy the food, the atmosphere, the
    Your Hosts Darren & Julie                                                                                   live music, choose from our selection
                   welcome you to                                                                               of 12 draughts o on tap- imported
                                                                                                                and domestic.
 The Old English Pub                                                                                                           OPEN
                                                                                                                  Monday to Thursday 11am-12pm
                613-382-8008                                                                                      Friday & Saturday 11am - 1pm
                                                                                                                SUNDAY BRUNCH 9am-2pm – 12pm


                         124 King St E, Gananoque • www.theoldenglishpub.ca
                                                                                                   Dining Guide 2010


                                            The Athlone Inn And Restaurant
                                                     Fine Dining with Local Flavour
                                            By Sheila Howe




                                            G
                                                                                        tional source of pride for the          As a classically trained chef,
                                                         ananoque's Athlone Inn         McMillans. One of the couple's         Jason has a great respect for food
                                                         and Restaurant is steeped      goals is to contribute as much as      and the importance of not only
                                                         in local history. Built 133    possible to a sustainable local        using fresh ingredients, but also
                                            years ago, the Victorian era villa has      economy and accordingly, for the       making as much in-house as possi-
                                            been running as an inn since the            last several years, they have been     ble. “We make our own bread,
                                            1950s. The following decade, a restau-      supporting local flavours.              desserts, stocks soups, everything
                                            rant was added. Six years ago, the                                                 on site,” he says proudly. He
                                                                                        Jason McMillan uses local meat,
                                            Athlone Inn was sold to Miranda and                                                recently welcomed one of his for-
                                                                                           cheese and produce to help
                                            Jason McMillan. The couple have                                                    mer apprentices, Ryan Brown to
                                                                                         support the McMillans’ goal of
                                            worked in some of Canada's most                                                    the kitchen team. Brown, who spe-
                                                                                        reducing their carbon footprint.
                                            prestigious locales, but wanted to settle                                          cializes in pastries, joined the
                                            in the Gananoque region with their           “The quality of food is far greater   McMillans after gaining interna-
                                            own business. Miranda's background          than having something shipped.         tional experience in his field.
                                            is in management and Jason is a des-        Even the colours are so much more       The Athlone Inn and Restaurant is
                                            ignated Red Seal executive chef, thus       vibrant locally,” explains Jason.      also known for its ambiance. In
                                            the Athlone was the perfect opportuni-      Using local meat, cheeses and pro-     addition to the elegant dining
Red Seal executive chef and owner
                                            ty to realize their dream.                  duce also helps support the            room, the outdoor garden patio is
Jason McMillan invites you to dine on the     The restaurant, which is open to          McMillans' goal of reducing their      nestled in a lush garden adding
outdoor garden patio this summer.           the public for dinner, is an addi-          carbon footprint.                      both privacy and beauty to the din-
                                                                                                                               ing experience. Whether you
                                                                                                                               choose to dine indoors or out, the
                                                                                                                               McMillans welcome you to enjoy
                                                                                                                               local cuisine with a French flair, in
                                                                                                                               the historic setting of the Athlone
                                                                                                                               Inn. Reservations are recommend-
                                                                                                                               ed. For more information visit
                                                                                                                               www.athloneinn.ca.




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The Gananoque Inn & Spa
             Regional Cuisine in an Unforgettable Waterfront Setting
By Teresa Shevchenko




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                                                            and herbed Ontario goat cheese, roasted
          ooking for a real getaway this summer?            Ontario organic chicken breast and farm fresh
          Only a short drive from Kingston, the             vegetables, asparagus tips and lentil ragout.
          Gananoque Inn & Spa seems worlds away               The regional touch extends beyond the cui-
when you’re dining at sunset on the riverfront terrace      sine with a wine list that includes many excel-
in the heart of the Thousand Islands. Idyllically situat-   lent vintages produced in Ontario as well as
ed on the Gananoque waterfront, the inn has wel-            internationally. The inn was recognized for
comed guests with warm hospitality, charming                excellence in creating a wine list to showcase
accommodation and outstanding cuisine for over a            Ontario wines with the 2009 VQA Restaurant
century. The establishment boasts two very distinct         Gold Award of Excellence.
eateries, Watermark Restaurant and Muskie Jake’s               For a more casual dining experience, dine at     Charming accommodation and outstanding cuisine
Tap and Grill, both offering stunning views of the St.      Muskie Jake’s, named after legendary local
Lawrence River.                                             fishing guide “Muskie” Jake Huntley. With tra-
  In keeping with the inn’s tradition of culinary           ditional pub fare and seasonal additions, this is
excellence, executive chef Colin Woods has                  a perfect spot to unwind with friends and fami-
designed a summer menu of creative, regional                ly. Popular with early risers and boaters, the
cuisine for Watermark. The picturesque sur-                 $1.99 breakfast hits the spot before a day out
roundings provide the ideal backdrop for show-              on the water. Ideal for celebrations, pre-theatre
casing Woods’ culinary talents. With a strong               dining or any occasion at all, the Gananoque
emphasis on local and organic ingredients, the              Inn is an authentic Thousand Islands experience
menu reflects the inn’s natural setting with such            and a great base for taking in all the area has
dishes as phyllo pockets filled with escargots               to offer.                                           The Watermark Restaurant




                                                                                                                        Superb Food
                                                                                                                      Two Restaurants
                                                                                                                      Idyllic Location



 Casual dining at Muskie Jake’s Tap and Grill



                                                                                                                                        or




                                                                                                                              550 Stone St. South
                                                                                                                                  Gananoque
                                                                                                                     1/2 block from Thousand Islands Playhouse

                                                                                                                          613-382-2165
 Stunning views of the St. Lawrence River                                                                                 www.gananoqueinn.com

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                                                 Celebrate Summer with Trinity House Inn’s
                                                     A Unique fusion of Italian and Regional Cuisine
                                                 By Teresa Shevchenko




                                                 S
                                                                                                           examples of the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.
                                                          ummer is undoubtedly the best time for             The antipasti platter — an assortment of local-
                                                          savouring local flavours and experiencing the     ly-sourced cured and dried prosciutto and sala-
                                                          diversity of the area. The award-winning         mi, marinated vegetables, olives and Italian and
                                                 Trinity House Inn, in the heart of the Gananoque’s his-   local cheese — is a prime example of the meld-
                                                 toric market square, is a great base for exploring the    ing of Italian and regional flavours. Specials
                                                 area and not only offers charming accommodation           highlight the flavours of summer, including
                                                 and a beautiful setting, but also a new summer menu       seafood and risotto creations of the day, contin-
                                                 featuring a fusion of Italian and regional cuisine.       uing the inn’s tradition of using local and organ-
                                                 Innkeeper Jacques O’Shea and chef Phillip Blythe          ic ingredients whenever possible.
                                                 combine their unique talents to offer an unforgettable      Begin the evening with cocktails in the garden
                                                 dining experience.                                        or on cooler nights, the cosy sofa lounge beck-
                                                   The establishment’s elegant dining rooms, inti-         ons. O’Shea, who has welcomed locals and vis-
                                                 mate ambiance and tranquil Victorian garden               itors to his comfortable dining room for 22
                                                 and sun veranda, set the perfect stage for                years, consults with his sommelier to offer an
                                                 Blythe’s culinary talents. Dine by candlelight on         interesting wine list of international and Ontario
                                                 creative antipasto and secondi dishes. All pasta,         vintages that perfectly complement the menu.
                                                 bread and desserts are prepared fresh daily in              O’Shea sums up the atmosphere perfectly. “Our
                                                 the inn’s kitchen, giving guests the opportunity to       whole mission is to make all our guests feel pam-
                                                 sample authentic Italian recipes. Sautéed                 pered, whether they are dining or joining us for an
Chef Philip Blythe’s new, summer menu features   shrimp, fennel and shallots with handmade fet-            overnight stay, and to offer an exceptional experi-
authentic Italian recipes.                       tuccini and pan-seared veal escalope are some             ence in beautiful and comfortable surroundings.”

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Fine Dining Elegance
 Water Garden Patio
       — Accommodations Daily —
                                                                                            Refreshingly
                                                                                           Authentic Czech
                                                 Pilsner Urquell or Czechvar “On Tap”       Snitzel House

                                                                         Happy mix of our classic European
                                                                          cuisine with modern additions.
                                                              Variety of Snitzels, Goulash, Borsch, Spaetzle,
   Dining Tuesday to Sunday                                        Dumplings, Strudel and much more!
     inclusive from 5:30 pm
       Reservations Appreciated                                             Fully licensed restaurant, patio or
   90 Stone St. S., Gananoque                                                     private banquet room.
          1-800-265-4871                                   613-382-7666 • 65 King Street East, Gananoque
          (613) 382-8383                                            www.mapleleafrestaurant.ca
          www.trinityinn.com                                       Recommended by Guide du Routard since 1996
         info@trinityinn.com
                                                                        Dining Guide 2010



Restaurant REVIEWS KINGSTON
  THE SILLY YAK                                           for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy contemporary
                                                                                                                  (Including Tamworth and Wolfe Island)
                                                                                                                  day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Watermark is
  761 Bayridge Dr. (Bayridge Plaza)                       cuisine, featuring such specialities as prime rib and   open for dinner every day from 5 p.m. and for
  613-583-2014                                            the seafood sizzle platter of seared halibut, lightly   lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. during July and
  www.sillyyak.ca                                         battered calamari and sautéed shrimp and scallops,      August only. Air-conditioned. Reservations recom-
  This new licensed bistro and bakery, specializes in     served in the charming Victorian dining room or out     mended. Groups and private parties welcome. Boat
gluten-free cooking and makes a serious statement         on the colourful flower-filled patio. The varied menu     dockage available. Major credit cards and debit
in delicious homemade food in a comfortable               includes a good selection of steak, pasta, seafood      accepted. Accessible
atmosphere. While the Silly Yak caters to gluten-free     and poultry dishes, such as bruschetta feta chicken.
diets, the establishment’s excellent selection of natu-   Choose from decadent, homemade desserts includ-            THE GLEN HOUSE RESORT
ral foods and desserts will appeal to everyone. From      ing coconut, banana or chocolate crème pie, carrot         409 Thousand Islands Parkway,
homemade pizza and lasagna to vegan dishes and            cake or chocolate brownie fudge cake. All menu          Gananoque
weekly specials, such as jambalaya or simmered            items are prepared to order with fresh ingredients,        613-659-2204
back ribs, taste is a priority here. All menu items are   local when possible. Children’s menu available.            www.glenhouseresort.com
prepared from scratch, using nutritious ingredients,      Open daily from 8 a.m. until close. Major credit           Breathtaking views and a tradition in exceptional
such as brown rice flour, heart healthy oils, local        cards and debit accepted. Accessible                    cuisine and service make the Shipman’s Dining
honey as well as organic herbs and vegetables from                                                                Room at the Glen House Resort a very special desti-
the chef’s own garden. Beverages include fair trade         THE ATHLONE INN                                       nation in the heart of the Thousand Islands. Since
organic coffee and tea; fruit juices, smoothies and         250 King Street West, Gananoque                       1963, the popular resort has continued to draw cus-
shakes; gluten-free and regular beer; wine from a           613-382-3822                                          tomers with consistent quality, outstanding service
local winery or bring your wine, corkage fee                www.athloneinn.ca                                     and favourites like succulent prime rib and seafood.
applies. An urban oasis in Kingston’s west end, this        Owners Miranda and Jason McMillan, the exec-          This summer, the chefs have designed a creative and
welcoming and comfortable bistro is a great spot for      utive chef, have created an oasis of exceptional fine    varied prix-fixe menu that includes an appetizer,
lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Closed on                dining in a stately setting at the Athlone Inn in       entrée and dessert as well as many other enticing
Tuesday. Major credit cards and debit accepted.           Gananoque. Beautifully restored, the ornate archi-      items, all made from scratch on the premises. The
Accessible                                                tectural details in the 1877 Victorian manor blend      breezy screened-in porch of the inviting Smuggler’s
                                                          traditional sophistication with casual, modern ele-     Lounge, is the perfect spot to share a cocktail, night
  WINDMILLS                                               gance. The intimate fine dining room and garden          cap, appetizer plate or evening meal with family or
  184 Princess St.                                        patio offer contemporary French cuisine combining       friends. A special lunch menu, featuring gourmet
  613-544-3948                                            local ingredients, innovative techniques and artful     pub fare is also available at the adjacent Club House
  www.windmills-cafe.com                                  presentation all year long. The full à la carte menu    Grill at the resort’s Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course.
  Located in downtown Kingston, Windmills offers          features creative appetizers, inspired daily specials   Reservations recommended. Ample parking and
imaginative dinner choices in a sophisticated,            and decadent desserts with an interesting selection     docking facilities. Golf, spa, romance and explorer
unpretentious atmosphere. Great wines, cocktails,         of local and consignment wines. Options for small-      packages available for the ultimate getaway. Full
microbrew on tap and original art all make for a          er appetites and takeout are also available. Open       and continental breakfast available in the air-condi-
relaxing, enjoyable dining experience. Windmills          Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m., May to              tioned dining room daily at from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.
invites customers to come and check out their new         October. Parking available at the inn. Major credit     and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Major credit cards
fresh look. A diverse menu that covers everything         cards and debit accepted.                               and debit accepted. Accessible
from creative tapas and antipasti to gourmet burg-
ers, fresh salads, pasta and plenty of vegetarian           THE GANANOQUE INN AND SPA                                ISLAND MEMORIES RESTAURANT
options has been impressing Kingston diners for             550 Stone St. South, Gananoque                           280 Main St., Gananoque
over 25 years. Gluten-free pasta and wraps are              613-382-2165 • 1-800-565-3101                            613-382-2144 • 1-888-717-4837
now available. Windmills is a great spot for before         www.gananoqueinn.com                                     www.ganboatline.com
and after theatre dining as well as brunch on               Offering warm hospitality, elegant dining and            Owned and operated by Gananoque Boat Line,
Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast served on week-            waterfront accommodations, the Gananoque Inn            Island Memories is a relaxing spot for breakfast,
days. Full-service catering and takeout available.        and Spa is an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a         lunch or an early dinner. Recently renovated in a
Open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. Monday              spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River from the     nautical theme, the restaurant is under new man-
through Friday and from 8 a.m. on Saturday and            inn’s Watermark Restaurant, which overlooks the         agement this season. The menu includes a selection
Sunday. Air-conditioned. Major credit cards and           beautifully kept grounds and docking facilities.        of hot and cold foods including breakfast items,
debit accepted.                                           Executive chef Colin Woods has crafted a summer         made-to-order sandwiches on a choice of bread,
                                                          fresh menu showcasing the best of local flavours.        burgers, fish and chips and wraps. Daily specials
THOUSAND ISLANDS                                          Enjoy a Thousand Islands sunset while dining on the
                                                          Watermark’s scenic terrace or take in the wine bar
                                                                                                                  include such dishes as chicken breast stuffed with
                                                                                                                  feta and spinach. For special occasions, catering
(Including Gananoque and Rockport)                        featuring an excellent selection of Ontario vintages.   services as well as buffets on-board company ves-
 ANTHONY’S FAMILY RESTAURANT                              For the theatre crowd, the inn offers a special pre-    sels and in the restaurant are also available. Open
 37 King St. East, Gananoque                              theatre dinner menu starting at 5:30 p.m. with a        daily during the summer from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 613-382-3575                                             great choice of appetizers, main courses and deca-      (after 4 p.m., cold food only) and until 4 p.m. dur-
 www.anthonysrestaurant                                   dent desserts. Visit the inn’s atmospheric pub,         ing the off-season. Visa, MasterCard and debit
 gananoque.com                                            Muskie Jake’s Tap and Grill, for casual pub fare.       accepted. Accessible
 For good food and welcoming hospitality in a             Enjoy live entertainment by Billy Bridger here on
warm ambiance, Anthony’s is an excellent choice           selected Thursday evenings. The pub is open every                          Continued on Page 30
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                                                                                                      Dining Guide 2010


                                                     The Glen House Resort
                                                                Riverside dining at its best
                                                     By Teresa Shevchenko




                                                     K
                                                                                                              dumplings with caramel sauce, your sweet tooth will
                                                                nown on both sides of the border as an        be satisfied.
                                                                exceptional dining destination, the             Shipman’s slow-roasted prime rib and fresh
                                                                ‘’’Shipman’s Dining Room at the Glen          seafood are two classics known throughout the
                                                     House Resort has been welcoming guests to the heart      region. Several interesting pasta and chicken options
                                                     of the Thousand Islands with creative cuisine and out-   round out the menu and an excellent list of interna-
                                                     standing service and hospitality since 1963.             tional and Ontario wine complement the cuisine.
                                                     Consistent quality and attention to detail are hall-       Catch the chefs live in action on Sunday mornings,
                                                     marks of this establishment and the view couldn’t be     when they prepare omelettes to order in the dining
                                                     better. The casually elegant dining room and the         room. A great variety of breakfast items are avail-
                                                     resort’s cosy bar, Smuggler’s Lounge, featuring a        able at the breakfast buffet on the weekends.
                                                     screened-in porch, both offer a spectacular view of        While Shipman’s Dining Room is the place to go for
                                                     the St. Lawrence.                                        breakfast and dinner, lunch is available at the resort’s
                                                      Executive chefs Samantha and Tyson Moorhead             Club House Grill at Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course.
                                                     lead the talented culinary team, continuously plan-      This is a great spot to enjoy gourmet pub fare, such
                                                     ning exciting food creations and innovative menu         as burgers, wraps and flat bread pizza, and the
                                                     items. A new prix fixe menu every week offers a           panoramic view from the wrap-around deck.
                                                     choice of gourmet appetizers such as fried brie in         Whether you are celebrating a special occasion,
                                                     panko with grilled apples and cranberries, entrees       looking for an outstanding dining experience or
 The Shipman’s prime rib and fresh seafood are two   such as pork schnitzel served with aioli, spinach and    relaxing after a game of golf, the Glen House Resort
 classics known throughout the region.               bacon. With homemade desserts such as apple              offers riverside dining at its best.

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  WELCOME TO GLEN HOUSE RESORT
   Enjoy the atmosphere and service in SHIPMAN’S DINING ROOM.
   The Glen House Resort, Smuggler’s Glen Golf course and our new spa welcome you to the
   2010 season, we are hosting several new menus, Prix-Fixe menus and daily specials for the
   summer and offer the best golf experience for any level of golfer at Smuggler’s Glen you can
   enjoy a round of golf have a great meal and the icing on the cake, is a relaxing and revital-
   izing variety of spa treatments to completely soothe the senses.
   Our Chefs, Tyson Moorhead, Samantha Moorhead, Steve Osborne and their staff take pride
   and care with a diverse menu for anyone’s pallet and are constantly meeting the new chal-
   lenges of affordable but excellent meals for the whole family. For resort guests, golfers, or
   those just driving by–please stop in at our Clubhouse Bar & Grill for a great lunch.
   Come in and enjoy our Sunday Breakfast buffet hosted by chef’s to cook you omelet’s with
   the freshest local ingredients, waffles and eggs to your liking – while you watch. We also
   offer a wonderful selection of pastries, juices, cereals, yogurts, fresh fruit, meats, potatoes an
   absolutely great coffee.



                Please call us today to reserve your golf date, dinner or lunch date, or
                  join us this weekend for our spectacular buffet or a spa appointment
                          – on the 1000 Island Parkway – the scenery alone is worth the
                            quick drive.- the food, the golf, the spa, makes it a destina-
                                   tion you will never forget – and will keep you coming
                                                                back to for years to come.
                                                                                                                         NEW

                                                         (613) 659-2204 • (800) 268-4536
                                               409-1000 Islands Parkway • glenhse@1000island.net
                                                      www.glenhouseresort.com
                                                                                                                                                                   64235538




                                                      www.smugglersglen.com
                                                                      Dining Guide 2010


Rockport Boat Line offers exceptional dining options
           Unparalleled views, history and cruising
By Teresa Shevchenko




F
                                                         Alaskan snow crab, the chefs focus on taste.
           or over 200 years the village of              The restaurant also welcomes guests for lunch,
           Rockport on the St. Lawrence River has        featuring well-prepared, lighter fare.
           served an important transportation hub          The inn’s tavern was recently renamed
in the heart of the Thousand Islands. The rich his-      Cornwall’s Pub & Eatery, in honour of Charles
tory and natural beauty of the area brings many          Cornwall, an influential Rockport businessman
visitors back every year to sample regional cui-         and landowner during the 1800s. This is the
sine and experience the village’s welcoming hos-         place to enjoy gourmet pub fare as well as live
pitality. A recent, local initiative to reconnect with   entertainment on Friday and Saturday
Rockport’s proud heritage highlights the best the        evenings and many special events planned for
village has to offer, including several distinct din-    the season.
ing experiences.                                           The Ship’s Galley Restaurant and Patio Bar,
   Enjoy fine cuisine with exclusive wine paring         soon to be renamed Island View Restaurant
in the casual relaxed atmosphere at the                  after the historic hotel which once stood on the
Boathouse Country Inn, while enjoying an                 same site, is the perfect waterfront setting to          Savour fine cuisine and wine at the casual
unparalleled view of the St. Lawrence and                enjoy a great breakfast or lunch, including              Boathouse Country Inn.
breathtaking sunsets from inside or on the               daily specials.                                          golden era that made the Thousand Islands a
waterfront patio. Offering a diverse, summer               Combine elegant dining with cruising                   playground for the rich and famous.
menu, including an interesting choice of appe-           onboard the Rockport Boat Line’s Sea Prince II             Whether you just have time for a brief
tizers, soups, salads and entrées, such as beef          for a two-hour lunch or three-hour sunset din-           escape or a longer stay this summer, Rockport
tenderloin, rainbow trout, short ribs and                ner cruise. The onboard ambiance reflects the            offers the best the region has to offer.
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                              COME AND EXPERIENCE                                                                     In Alexandria Bay N.Y.
                           OUR OWN BRAND OF CANADIAN                                                                 Everyone Goes To...
                                 HOSPITALITY ...




                                                                                                                  • Steaks, Chicken & Veal • House Specialties
                                                                                                                  • Fresh Fish & Shellfish • Scrumptious Desserts
                      ... IN THE QUAINT & HISTORIC VILLAGE
                              OF ROCKPORT, ONTARIO                                                                • Live Maine Lobster
                                                                                                                  • Italian Pasta Specialities
                                                                                                                     Families and Groups Welcome!
                                                                                                                    (315) 482-9867
                                                                                                                     FOR RESERVATIONS
                                                                                                                  OPEN 7 DAYS - May 1 to Nov. 1
       23 Front St., Rockport, ON K0E 1V0                    19 Front St., Rockport, ON K0E 1V0
                  613.659.3402                                                                                           Canadian at Par
                                                                                                                                24 Church St.
                                                                                                       64231028




                                                                                                                             Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
                                                                         Dining Guide 2010



Restaurant REVIEWS THOUSAND ISLANDS
   MAPLE LEAF RESTAURANT                                    RIVERSIDE BAR & GRILL
                                                                                                                    (Including Gananoque and Rockport)
                                                                                                                    and debit accepted. Be sure to take a historic walk-
   65 King St. E., Gananoque                                98 King St. East, Gananoque                             ing tour when visiting Rockport, complete with inter-
   613-382-7666                                             613-382-9797                                            pretive signs, historic murals and guide booklets
   www.mapleleafrestaurant.ca                               www.theoldenglishpub.ca                                 available at local businesses. Accessible
   Offering quality homemade fare in a welcoming            For family hospitality and a comfortable, casual
atmosphere, the Maple Leaf Restaurant is known for        setting for lunch and dinner, this establishment offers      TRINITY HOUSE INN
delicious food and friendly, helpful service. On the      a varied menu, including a good selection of chil-           90 Stone St. South, Gananoque
menu you’ll find European specialities, such as            dren’s items. Recently expanding into a new location,        613-382-8383 • 1-800-265-4871
Hungarian goulash, schnitzel and roast beef sauer-        Riverside is adding a new patio and summer menu,             www.trinityinn.com
braten as well as steak, fish and chicken dishes.          featuring lobster and salmon specialties, both of            The award-winning Trinity House Inn, a member of
Everything is carefully prepared from scratch, using      which will be available for the summer season.            Ontario’s Finest Inns, offers charming guest accom-
the best ingredients and attention to detail. A good      Known for an exceptional Sunday dinner buffet and         modations and outstanding dining in an intimate
list of international and local wine as well as tradi-    gourmet wings, available every day but are offered        atmosphere. Whether dining by the waterfalls in the
tional Czech beers Pilsner Urquell and Czechvar on        on special every Tuesday, this establishment is a         Victorian garden, in the beautifully- restored dining
tap, and a selection of Ontario draft beer round out      great spot to share great food and good times with        rooms or the glass-enclosed sun terrace, guests will
the menu. Enjoy dining outdoors on the breezy patio       family and friends. Large screen televisions and free     enjoy the new summer menu featuring a fusion of
or in the cosy interior. Banquet facilities are avail-    pool tables make this a good spot to watch or play        Italian and regional cuisine. For 22 years, innkeeper
able. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and           a game. Open daily during the summer from 11              Jacques O’Shea has been ensuring dining excel-
dinner from 10:30 a.m., with breakfast served on          a.m. until close and during the fall and winter from      lence in this establishment, housed in an 1859
weekends. Open on Monday for dinner only from 4           noon until close. Major credit cards and debit            dwelling. Chef Phillip Blythe prepares every dish
p.m. Visa, MasterCard and debit accepted.                 accepted. Accessible                                      using in-season, local ingredients and
Accessible                                                                                                          Mediterranean-inspired recipes. All pasta, bread
                                                            ROCKPORT BOAT LINE                                      and desserts are made fresh daily in the inn’s kitchen.
  MORONI’S RESTAURANT                                       23 Front St., Rockport                                  The antipasti platter — an assortment of locally-
  155 King St East, Gananoque                               613-659-3402                                            sourced cured and dried prosciutto and salami, mar-
  613-382-3083                                              www.rockportcruises.com                                 inated vegetables, olives and Italian and local cheese
  This friendly, family restaurant in downtown                                                                      — is a prime example of the melding of Italian and
Gananoque specializes in Italian, Greek and                 BOATHOUSE COUNTRY INN                                   regional flavours. Daily specials, include seafood
Canadian cuisine. Choose from fabulous fresh                19 Front St., Rockport                                  and risotto creations. With a variety of getaway
pasta made to order or try the delicious lamb               613-659-2348                                            packages, including accommodation and a choice
shanks, souvlaki and moussaka. The barbecue                 www.boathousecountryinn.com                             of cruise, theatre, golf, adventure (kayaking in the
chicken and ribs and surf and turf are favourites at                                                                Thousand Islands or ATV tours) options, the inn is an
this bustling taverna. Hand-made pizza hot from the         CORNWALL’S PUB & EATERY                                 excellent base for exploring the area this summer.
oven is definitely worth the trip. The popular dining        19 Front St., Rockport                                  Open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30
room, comfortable outdoor patio and sports bar              613-659-2338                                            p.m. Reservations recommended. Major credit cards
feature generous portions all moderately priced.            www.boathousecountryinn.com                             and debit accepted.
Open daily at 7:30 a.m. until midnight weekdays
and Sunday and until 1 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday. Live music and DJ every Friday and
                                                             THE SHIP’S GALLEY RESTAURANT
                                                             AND PATIO BAR                                          UPPER NEW YORK
Saturday (no cover charge). Fully licensed Major
credit cards and debit accepted.
                                                             23 Front St., Rockport
                                                             613-659-3400
                                                                                                                    STATE, USA
                                                             Whether you’re looking for casual fine dining, pub         CAVALLARIO’S STEAKHOUSE
  THE OLD ENGLISH PUB                                     fare or breakfast or lunch overlooking the water, his-       24 Church St. Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
  124 King St. East, Gananoque                            toric Rockport is the destination for spectacular views      315-482-9867 • 315-482-2160
  613-382-8008                                            and warm hospitality in the heart of the Thousand            www.cavssteak.com
  www.theoldenglishpub.ca                                 Islands. For beautiful accommodation, casual fine             For over 40 years, Cavallario’s has been one of the
  A truly, authentic British pub, with well-prepared,     dining with an unparalleled view, the Boathouse           premier dining spots in the Thousand Islands, offer-
homemade food and a comfortable atmosphere, the           Country Inn, open for lunch and dinner all season,        ing affordable fine dining in a casual atmosphere.
Old English Pub opened last spring in the heart of        offers gourmet cuisine with exclusive wine parings.       With a diverse menu featuring such items as steak,
Gananoque. The addition of Churchill’s Lounge, due        Pub fare is available at the recently renamed historic    seafood including fresh Maine lobster, prime rib,
to open next door this summer, is an excellent reason     Cornwall’s Pub & Eatery, open for lunch and dinner        veal and pasta, the restaurant can accommodate a
to drop by and sample the delicious pub fare, includ-     daily all year long, is a hub of activity after dinner    variety of tastes. Plenty of lighter fare options are
ing gourmet burgers, meat and vegetarian pies, sal-       with live entertainment Friday and Saturday               available as well as a special dollar-stretcher menu.
ads and wonderful desserts, all made from scratch         evenings and special events all season long. On           Enjoy happy hour daily in Cavallario’s cocktail
on the premises. With only two items on the menu          Saturday, June 26 experience a taste of Mardi Gras        lounge from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., featuring drink and
over $10 and a great selection of English and             and Cajun music. The waterfront Ship’s Galley             appetizer specials, such as Thai shrimp, spinach arti-
domestic beer on draft, this is a great spot to share a   Restaurant and Patio Bar, open daily for breakfast        choke dip, portobello mushroom fries and Buffalo
meal with family and friends. Enjoy live music every      and lunch and soon to be renamed Island View              chicken bites. With homemade desserts, such as key
Saturday evening. Open from 11 a.m. until 12 a.m.         Restaurant, offers a great breakfast and lunch menu       lime pie and macadamia nut fudge pie, your sweet
(until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday). Full menu          with daily specials. All establishments welcome           tooth will be satisfied. Occasional live entertainment
available until 11 p.m. and late-night menu avail-        boaters with complete docking facilities providing        adds to the great atmosphere. Close to docking facil-
able after 9:30 p.m.                                      easy access. Rockport Boat Line offers a unique           ities. Open for dinner seven days a week from 5
  Air-conditioned. MasterCard, Visa and debit             three-hour sunset dinner cruise on Saturday evenings      p.m. until close. Reservations recommended. Major
accepted.                                                 and two-hour lunch cruises daily. Major credit cards      credit cards accepted. Accessible

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                                     Dining Guide 2010


JM’s restaurant & lounge
           Relax, dine and enjoy with friends and family
By Sheila Howe




W
                                                     extensive lunch and dinner menu available in
                hether you are looking for a quiet   the restaurant or lounge. The popular buffets
                spot to share a drink, a lively      are beyond belief. It’s BBQ chicken and saucy
                gathering place before or during     ribs on Wednesday evening. Enjoy the fish fea-
a special event in the conference centre or to       ture every Thursday. Friday’s fabulous feast of
simply enjoy a fine meal in a comfortable set-       pasta makes a great night out while families
ting, JM’S is a delicious destination that will      and friends find the chef carved prime rib buf-
make your palate sing with new, inspired dishes      fet on Saturday or Sunday’s oven roasted, chef
as well as all-time favourites.                      carved ham and turkey buffet a perennial
   Relax in the inviting lounge that features        pleasure to enjoy again and again. Don’t miss
large and small screen plasma televisions and        the spectacular Saturday and Sunday breakfast
Internet access. Consider the cosy fireplace and     buffets featuring delicious eye opening treats
seating area as a casual location for your next      and an omelette station. All dinner buffets
PowerPoint demonstration. Mingle with friends        include a generous array of selections and
or enjoy the game with good food and special-        fresh salads freshly prepared on-site, but make
ty drinks at comfortable high top tables or          sure to leave room for oh-so tempting and
                                                                                                       Enjoy the fresh salads and featured fish.
gather around the floating bar. Take advantage       decadent desserts.
of the Pint & Pound special offered Monday             JM’S features a private dining room complete     Open daily from 7 a.m. for breakfast, lunch
through Thursdays, featuring hot wings and           with a large screen plasma television and         and dinner. Visit JM’S located inside the
your favourite ice-cold draft.                       accommodation for 12 guests. It’s perfect for     Ambassador Conference Resort at 1550
   JM’S has a reputation for some of the finest      small meetings or to celebrate any special        Princess St. Phone 613.541.4683 or visit
food in Kingston. Daily specials highlight the       occasion.                                         www.jmsrestaurant.com.


King Street Sizzle Restaurant and Bar
           The hot spot for cool summer dining
By Sheila Howe




T
                                                      House favourites include the fabulous beer
          his popular downtown eatery couldn’t       braised Chipotle BBQ ribs. Tender Mahi Mahi
          be more convenient or appealing.           takes a twist, enhanced with slivers of fresh
          Located in the Four Points by Sheraton     avocado and mango. The unique Surf “n” Turf
Hotels and Suites, the King Street Sizzle offers     burger blends perfectly prepared bacon
great food and a great bar in a fun and funky        wrapped beef tenderloin with grilled shrimp in
atmosphere.                                          a tomato basil remoulade.
Enjoy a cold brew on the streetscape patio.           The ‘Sizzling’ summer promotions ensure
Add any of the many delightful items featured        good times to last all summer long. Refresh
on the interesting and extensive menu. It’s a        with Razzle Dazzle Fridays that offers two-for-
                                                                                                        The summer menu offers delightful items.
most pleasant way to spend a summer after-           one martinis. Make a date for Saturday after-
noon or dine with family and friends.                noon to indulge in a local feast for two with a   till close on Caesar Sundays, enjoy the deli-
 The chefs have created a summer menu with           platter of delicious cheeses from the Empire      cious cocktail for only $4.00.
inventive dishes made from the finest ingredi-       Cheese and Butter Company paired with the            A private dining room is also available to
ents fired up in the open kitchen. This summer,      local house specialty beverages that include      accommodate up to 16 guests. Inside or out,
the emphasis is on local produce and products        Sugarbush Chardonnay, Rosehall Run Pinot          set your summer sizzling at 285 King Street E.
from local vendors. In fact, their private garden    Noir and Mill Street Organic Lager or             in the Four Points by Sheraton Hotels and
on site is sure to bring freshness and flavour to    Tankhouse Ale, both served good and cold          Suites. Phone 613.544.6226 or visit
every item.                                          from the ice cobra draught towers. From open      www.kingstreetsizzle.com.

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