Kingston Eats: Aquaterra Restaubistro

Arguably one of the finest restaurants in Kingston.  This restaurant has won many awards.  Located inside the Radisson hotel, it was hard to find at first.  Luckily we eventually found the entrance to Aquaterra.  Try to pick a nice day to be there, the restaurant faces Lake Ontario and has a very great view.  Aquaterra has very nice designs and the food is superb.  You can get a very good deal with the prix fixe menu available I think.  There is also complimentary parking.

℘ Aquaterra is a member of “Local Food Local Chef”, a Kingston initiative to promote the area as a destination of culinary tourism.

℘ Recommended in Where to Eat in Canada and a recipient of the VQA Award of Excellence.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price range: $$-$$$$

1110 Roasted red bell pepper soup (AquaTerra)Roasted red bell pepper soup

0611 Duck confit (Aqua Terra)

Duck Confit Pizza
Caramelized onion, crème fraiche, duck confit, tomato concassé, asparagus, parrano cheese

1110 Portobello Sandwich (AqauTerra)

Portobello Sandwich
Portobello, chèvre, truffle aioli, baby arugula, whole wheat kaiser, frites
I love mushrooms.

1110 Crème brûlée (AquaTerra)Crème brûlée
Vanilla bean, chocolate almond biscotti
Really amazing crème brûlée. I don’t usually like egg-based dessert (custard, flan etc).  I would happily get another crème brûlée from Aquaterra if I get a chance.

1110 Red & White Wine Poached Pears (AquaTerra)Red & White Wine Poached Pears
Cranberry sorbet, sunflower seed tuile

0611 Chef complimentary  (Aqua Terra)Chef complimentary
Sirloin bruschetta topped with white truffle aioli

0611 Curried roasted red pepper soup, Scallops, Shrimp & endive salad (AquaTerra)

Curried roasted red pepper soup
Scallops

Pan-seared scallops, local sunchocke, parsnip & beet purée
Shrimp & Endive Salad
Atlantic shrimp, sweet potato, endive, asparagus tips, roasted garlic dressing, scallions
Ingredients were very fresh and wasn’t overly salted.  It was a nice balance of flavour.

0611 Duck confit (Aqua Terra)Duck confit
White bean & bacon purée, french beans, madeira demi-glace

0611 Rainbow Trout (Aqua Terra)Rainbow Trout
Pan-seared local rainbow trout, grilled corn, double smoked bacon, israeli couscous risotto, tomato relish

0611 Steak Frites (Aqua Terra)Steak Frites
Grilled flat iron steak, crispy potato confit, french beans, peppercorn demi-glace

0611 Pot de Crème (Aqua Terra)

Pot de Crème
Maple & dried blueberry custard, walnut cookie
Very decadent and very well made (well it’s technically an un-brûléed crème).

0312 Pancetta Arugula Greens (Aqua Terra)

Pancetta Arugula Greens
Pancetta, arugula, cinnamon pecan, apple

0312 New York Steak (Aqua Terra) 0312 New York Steak 2 (Aqua Terra)New York Steak
Grilled 10oz New York Striploin, King Oyster Mushrooms, Caramalized Cipollini Onions, Green Peppercorn Sauce

0312 Cheesecake, Butter Tart, Carrot Cake (Aqua Terra)Cheesecake, Butter Tart, Carrot Cake

Click here to see my other reviews on the local dining scene.

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Aquaterra Restaubistro

1 Johnson Street
Kingston, ON K7L 5H7
(613) 549-6243

www.aquaterrabyclark.com/

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