Now in its fourth year, Kingstonlicious is a season-long culinary festival pairing premier prix fixe menus with curated culinary events across the city. Participating restaurants, cafés, and breweries offer something for every budget and taste.
Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Light bites. Experience how delicious Kingston is this winter.
January 15 to February 17: a world of flavours
Dig into the international tastes of Kingstonlicious between January 15 and February 17. From cozy, feel-good dishes to mouthwatering multicultural menus, Kingston’s restaurants have crafted a world of flavours.
Score Pizza offers a delicious Kingstonlicious meal deal for $25. Choose from one of their four signature fired sandwiches, including balsamic chicken (chicken topped with bacon, goat cheese, roasted red peppers, spinach, pesto mayo, and balsamic drizzle). Pair your sandwich with a Caesar salad or a “build your own” salad and a bottled non-alcoholic drink or Score’s housemade lemonade.
Chez Piggy changes its three-course Kingstonlicious menu weekly: its tour of world cuisine kicks off on January 21, with roasted mushroom toast, roasted dry-brined chicken with “peasant” salad, and a hand-rolled lemon truffle, for $60 per person. The special Kingstonlicious menus are offered Sunday through Thursday.
Crazing something sweet? Mio Gelato offers a trio of Italian classics for $25: raspberry sorbeto, pistachio gelato, and stracciatella gelato (sweet cream with chocolate crackle).
Make it a culinary getaway: visit Kingston this winter and receive a $100 Visa gift card when you book select overnight packages.
Kingstonlicious 2024 offers six new culinary events, with Kingston chefs creating magical one-off menus, often in collaboration with guest chefs.
Mesa Fresca x La Condesa
Sun Feb 4, 11 am-4 pm
Mesa Fresca, Kingston’s Mexican-fusion restaurant, partners with La Condesa, Prince Edward County’s own cucina Mexicana. Explore the flavours of Mexico brought to life with local ingredients in this collaborative four-course feast (with vegan options). Mesa Fresca’s Andrew and Alison Scahill work with guests Samantha Valdivia and Matt Gilsenan of La Condesa to create a meal to remember. Raissa Sarkisian (Kingston’s Juniper Cafe) adds a delightful dessert to conclude the meal.
The Secret Garden Inn
Weds Feb 7, 5:30-8 pm
The Secret Garden’s Head Chef Rachael Johnston and Chef Andrew Kernohan have built upon the inn’s signature fondue experience to create a special five-course Moroccan feast. Inspired by the herbs and spices of Moroccan cuisine, and utilizing fresh, local ingredients, they have created a sumptuous meal – plus a signature cocktail – that will tantalize your tastebuds.
Miss Bāo Restaurant + Cocktail Bar x The Pine & Mockingbird
Mon Feb 26, 5 pm
Chef Bellen Tong of Miss Bāo welcomes special guests from Collingwood and Kingston to create a special Chinese Lantern Festival culinary event. Guest chef Jeremy Austin showcases his culinary training in China at his award-winning Collingwood restaurant The Pine (and soon-to-open restaurant Mockingbird). Chef Brent McAllister (Kingston’s AquaTerra) joins the collaboration to create innovative dishes that celebrate the end of the lunar New Year celebrations, and herald new beginnings as spring approaches.
HEIST Restaurant and Wine Club x Enoteca Sociale
Thurs Feb 29
Executive Chef Lindsay Skoropada of HEIST Restaurant and Wine Club welcomes Kyle Rindinella, Executive Chef of Enoteca Sociale, a Toronto restaurant known for its Roman cuisine. Together, they will create a sumptuous meal accented with selections from Heist’s impressive wine collection. The evening concludes with a special dessert inspired by Rome created by Kingston’s own Mio Gelato.
Black Dog Tavern x The Royal Hotel x Ontario Cidermakers
Mon Mar 4
Chef Andrew Varley of Black Dog Tavern hosts a culinary evening that pairs local cuisine with a variety of Ontario ciders. This event features a delectable surf and turf menu co-created by Executive Chef Albert Ponzo and Pastry Chef Sarah Villamere from The Royal Hotel in Picton. Ciders from Spy Cider House & Distillery (The Blue Mountains), Woodfolk Cider (Coldwater), Cold Creek Vineyards (Hillier) and Stock and Row (Bloomfield) will be paired with the dishes created for this event.
Wharf & Feather x DaiLo
Weds Mar 27
Chef Pankaj Bhatt of Wharf & Feather welcomes Chef Nick Liu of Toronto restaurant DaiLo, plus Kingston’s Chez Piggy Chef Rich Nicholas, to create a dining experience highlighting new Asian flavours. Chef Liu is known for his French-inspired Chinese cuisine, putting a new spin on the comfort food of his childhood. Together, these chefs have created an inspired menu that marries old favourites with new ideas and local ingredients.
February 18 to March 31: a shareable feast
From February 18 to March 31, enjoy Kingstonlicious menus crafted to bring you together. Snackable, shareable, and downright devourable, Kingston’s restaurants, cafés, and breweries are serving up charm and connection. Gather the family, cheers with friends, or make it a late-night date night.
Otter Creek Kitchen has a cozy date night meal for two, with two five-ounce Wagyu beef burgers with Wilton cheddar, large fries, and two drinks, all for $40.
Heist Restaurant and Wine Club offers a romantic four-course dinner for two, available Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. ($60 per person)
Choose from arancini or polenta fries to start, then share a pizza (mortadella or roasted veggie). Your entrée choices are braised short rib (served with creamy polenta, grilled radicchio, and red wine jus) or eggplant parmigiana (with tomato sugo, fresh basil, and seasonal vegetables).
Your sharable feast concludes with sticky toffee pudding, filled with cranberry and fig, and served with toffee sauce and crème anglaise.
See all prix fixe menus, signature culinary events, and $100 Visa packages on our Kingstonlicious page.