Spending the long weekend in Kingston, Ontario had one unexpected reward: Fare on the Square
More than just a public tasting event where you buy your tickets and wander the line of restaurants’ tables to sample each of the restaurant’s cooking, Fare on the Square is an homage to local products.
The city sources all the products from local producers and growers (most or all of whom are vendors in the city market). 12 local restaurants were given the challenge, in an almost Iron Chef fashion, to show these ingredients off in their best light. The results were served for $2 each to anyone with a ticket, and all the proceeds were given to charity.
Our favourite dish was the Beef & Shiitake Mushroom Meatloaf Sandwich with Tomato Jam from Le Chien Noir Bistro. Close on it’s heels were Aqua Terra’s Seared Bison on heirloom potato salad and The Kitschen’s “Roll Down The Window” Pork & Beans, and King Street Sizzle’s Hearty Pork Stew.