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Kingstonlicious is Back and Better Than Ever!

During January, February and March of 2024, Visit Kingston is rolling out all the stops to make Kingstonlicious the tastiest event on the block(s).

What is Kingstonlicious?

Kingstonlicious is a three-month event featuring prix fixe menus at 39 local restaurants, cafés, breweries and even a farmers’s market, several signature events with mouthwatering food and even some great packages to make staying in Kingston easier and more delicious than ever! Read on.

Signature Events

There will be not one, not two but SIX signature events you won’t want to miss out on during Kingstonlicious. Each event pairs up with a Kingston chef for a fantastic tastebud adventure you won’t soon forget!

Mesa Fresca x La Condesa

Where: Mesa Fresca, 1347 Gardiners Rd. Kingston, ON. (View Map)
To sign up: Hit Book a Table
When: February 4th, seatings between 11am ad 4pm

meal at mesa fresca under the lights

Kingston’s Mexican-fusion restaurant, Mesa Fresca are partnering up with the folks at La Condesa in Prince Edward County to explore the flavours of Mexico using many locally-sourced ingredients. You’ll start with a mezcal tasting, then a local beer from Kingston’s Riverhead Brewing and wine from Rosehall Run Vineyards in Prince Edward County.

Sip and savour through out your meal and top it all of with dessert from Raissa Sarkisian of Kingston’s Juniper Café.

The Secret Garden Inn’s Moroccan Feast

Where: The Secret Garden Inn, 73 Sydenham Street South, Kingston, ON. (View Map)
To sign up: Book Now
When: February 7th, seatings begin at 5:30pm onwards. Last seating at 8pm.

Mesa Fresca fire pan

Discover a culinary masterpiece crafted by The Secret Garden’s Head Chef Rachael Johnston and Chef Andrew Kernohan. Building upon the inn’s renowned fondue experience, they present a unique five-course Moroccan feast.

Drawing inspiration from the rich herbs and spices of Moroccan cuisine, and incorporating fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, they have curated a lavish meal accompanied by a signature cocktail that promises to delight your palate.

Miss Bāo Restaurant & Cocktail Bar x The Pine & Mockingbird

Where: Miss Bāo Restaurant + Cocktail Bar, 286 Princess Street, Kingston, ON. (View Map)
To sign up: Email
When: February 26, seating begins at 5pm

two people eating miss bao's

Chef Bellen Tong, the talent behind Miss Bāo, extends a warm invitation to esteemed guests from Collingwood and Kingston for an exclusive Chinese Lantern Festival culinary affair. Renowned guest chef Jeremy Austin, distinguished for his culinary expertise cultivated in China and recognized at the award-winning Collingwood restaurant, The Pine (soon to be complemented by the opening of Mockingbird), will join forces with Chef Brent McAllister from Kingston’s AquaTerra (Feast On® certified).

Together, they will craft innovative dishes that not only mark the conclusion of lunar New Year celebrations but also usher in new beginnings as the vibrant spirit of spring approaches.

HEIST Restaurant and Wine Club x Enoteca Sociale

Where: Heist Restaurant and Wine Club, 168-101 Wellington St, Kingston, ON
To sign up: Stay tuned for booking details
When: February 29

people sitting at the bar at Heist

Chef Lindsay Skoropada, the Executive Chef at HEIST Restaurant and Wine Club, extends a warm welcome to Kyle Rindinella, the Executive Chef of Enoteca Sociale, a renowned Toronto eatery celebrated for its Roman cuisine.

Collaborating, they will craft a lavish culinary experience complemented by exquisite choices from Heist’s remarkable wine assortment. The night culminates with a uniquely crafted dessert inspired by Rome, courtesy of Kingston’s Mio Gelato.

Black Dog Tavern x Ontario Cidermakers

Where: Black Dog Tavern, 69 Brock St, Kingston, ON. (View Map)
To Sign Up: Tickets on sale soon
When: March 4

Black Dog Tavern interior with two people sitting at the bar and one person behind it

Chef Andrew Varley from Feast On® certified Black Dog Tavern hosts an enticing culinary event, skillfully combining local cuisine with Ontario ciders.

Enhancing the flavours of a delightful surf and turf menu are carefully selected ciders presented by guest cidermakers, including Chris Braney from Cold Creek Vineyards in Prince Edward County and the Spy House cidermaker from Collingwood.

Wharf & Feather x DaiLo

Where: Wharf and Feather, 2 Princess St. Kingston, ON. (View Map)
To Sign Up: Book your spot
When: March 27

close up of a taco at wharf and feather

Ok, this event REALLY excites us because both partners are Feast On® certified. Their food? Chef’s kiss.

Chef Pankaj Bhatt, from Wharf & Feather, extends a warm invitation to Chef Nick Liu of Toronto’s DaiLo restaurant and Chef Rich Nicholas from Kingston’s Chez Piggy.

They join forces to craft a dining experience that showcases innovative Asian flavours. Chef Liu, renowned for his French-inspired Chinese cuisine that gives a fresh twist to childhood comfort food, collaborates with the other chefs to curate a menu that seamlessly blends cherished classics with inventive ideas and locally sourced ingredients.

Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one.

Prix Fixe Menus

With menus like these, you will want to treat yourself to more than one dinner out in Kingston (trust us). Menus range across all meals in fact- breakfast, lunch or dinner! Should you choose, you can dine at a Kingstonlicious restaurant for every meal!

Menus fit into one of four categories: $25, $40, $60 and $75  and there are loads of exclusive tastes to be had.

Insider Tip: The menus say whether this price is for one or two people so be sure to check! You’re bound to find some wicked deals.

Participating Feast On® Restaurants

fondue on the patio at Aquaterra Kingston- Kingstonlicious

We’d be remiss if we didn’t give a special shout-out to our Feast On® partner restaurants who are participating in Kingstonlicious this year. Here’s what we’re really excited to try from each of them:

  • AquaTerra ($75): This four-course menu is packed with worldly flavours we’re drooling over including galouti kebab, Thai seafood rundown, Caribbean jerk-spiced Cornish hen and a kesar kulfi. Yum!
  • Atomica ($40): We’re really drooling over this menu of butter chicken pizza, wonton soup and so much more.
  • Black Dog Tavern ($60): You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to jolie Paris with this French-inspired menu.
  • Dianne’s Fish Shack & Smokehouse ($60): Salt cod croquettes? Uh, yeah. We’re definitely in.
  • Harper’s Burger Bar ($60): This three-course meal features “nan’za,”  lamb curry and coconut alfajores. Talk about flavour!
  • Otter Creek Kitchen ($25): Dive headfirst into a chicken parm sammy made with local Maplescapes Farms chicken, large fresh cut fries and a bevy.
  • Wharf & Feather ($25): Let these folks take care of breakfast! This savoury number features a Mediterranean shakshuka, Za’atar-spiced hummus and avocado toast with a smoothie. If it wasn’t before, breakfast just became the most important meal of the day.

Other Restaurants

man pouring a cider off the tap at Hardway Cider Co.

In addition to some great Feast On® partners, there are loads of excellent other restaurants showcasing their cuisine in a huge array of styles. Think Tula Cafe for plant-powered goodness, Hard Way Cider Co. for a six pack of ciders and an etched glass or Juniper Café for killer breakfast. You can check out a full list on the Kingstonlicious website.

Easy Breezey Packages

view of the cafe at Strata Hotel in Kingston, hightop stools and leather couch with orange cushions

Visit Kingston has also partnered up with twelve accommodation partners (and more to come) to stay with. When you book with them between January 15th and March 31st, 2024, you’ll receive a Dine on Us Package that includes a $100 Visa gift card (per reservation, as supplies last).  That’s a win-win!

So get out there and eat!

Feeling as hungry as we are after reading this? Start planning your getaway today.