I should say the name of this restaurant properly “AquaTerra by Clark Restaubistro”. I say this because Clark Day (the owner) really does make the restaurant. The address is 1 Johnson Street, Kingston Ontario 613-549-6243 or go online to www.aquaterrabyclark.com.
I spent the last few days in Kingston Ontario visiting my cousins at their new house (wonderful place) and celebrating my birthday. They took me out for dinner to the above mentioned restaurant where we had a truly wonderful meal for a very reasonable price I might add.
Tim and I ordered from the Prix Fixe menu which was $30 and included the following:
A Clark Day original – Amuse Bouche (a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre) which is a signature element of his – this time we had a grilled cheese bite with a smokey ketchup. Delightful!
Next we had our starter – a baby frisée salad with puy lentils, goat cheese infused with maple syrup, toasted parsnip slices and squash. Oh my is all I can say – the frisée was like butter – I am normally not a big fan of frisée lettuce, I find it bitter and the sharp fronds bother me but this was so so tender it almost melted in your mouth. The goat cheese with the maple as delicious.
Next up was our main course – I had the Chicken Coq au Vin served over a mushroom jus and a whipped polenta that tasted like mashed potatoes with a light cheese added. Chicken was perfectly cooked and all tasted wonderful. My only small issue here, and it is because I don’t cook with much salt if any, is that I thought the jus was a bit salty.
To finish off a wonderful meal we had a dessert called “Triple Tower”. Just as the name suggests it was very decadent but don’t think we didn’t dig into it. The bottom “threat” was a chocolate brownie with white chocolate chips, the middle “threat”, a dark chocolate mousse, and the upper “threat”, a white chocolate mousse with a drizzling of raspberry.
Great company, a glass of Cava and wonderful food – what a great way to spend an evening! I highly recommend this restaurant. Clark Day knows what he is doing. And he is a great conversationalist too! He joined us several times during the meal with great anecdotes of his restaurant career. Great night all around!
Check out tomorrows blog for lunch the next day in Kingston!