For those who enjoy a more adventurous dining experience, Ernest's features a unique Table d'Hôte menu created by our Culinary Arts students. On select dates, typically a Thursday & Friday evening, the Table d’Hote is $45/person or with a Flight of Wine for $65/person. Please call ahead for details on dates and menu options.
Table d'Hôte menu
From coast to coast to coast, across the breadth of our great country, Ernest’s dining room at NAIT (or NAIT Culinary) has been influenced by many great chefs. From Michael Stadtlander to Rod Butters to Jeremy Charles, these Chefs in Residence share in a single vision…the unshakable belief that one should celebrate all that is grown, harvested, or bountiful from where you live. Ernest’s shares in this philosophy and passes those beliefs onto each student that graces our kitchen. Help us eat, learn, and celebrate the food artisans, the farmers, the ranchers, the fishermen, and our students!
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confit cherry tomatoes | cantaloupe | cucumber | crispy chickpea | lime 9
Smoked Trout Rillette
crème fraiche | horseradish | pickled vegetable | flaxseed crackers | beet foam 12
'Fried Green Tomatoes'
bacon cornmeal gratin | buttermilk | cherry tomato | chive 10
cottage cheese | crispy ‘khrustiki’ | cream of leek & mushroom | dill 11
spicy pork & beef sausage | fried halloumi | fava bean | mint | parsley 10
Chicken Noodle Soup
chicken tortellini | chicken broth | grana padano | chive oil 7
squash gnocchi | king oyster mushroom | corn | sage | brown butter | cranberry 21
Honey-Lacquered Duck Breast
duck fat-roasted carrots | israeli couscous | fennel | navel orange | almond | pistou 23
Flat Iron Steak
fingerling potato | broccolini | nait-made cheddar sauce | black garlic butter 24
polenta | fennel | zucchini | manila clams | spicy red pepper nage 22
butternut squash | blue oyster mushroom | fried camembert | haskap agrodolce | pumpkin seed pesto 18
Smoked Pork Roast
crispy potato pancake | poached apple | creamed spinach | braised red cabbage | horseradish 21
The Last Days of Summer
pistachio cremeux | orange cake | thyme streusel 7
pumpkin sphere | banana cake | ginger ice cream 7
Chocolate Decadence (gluten free and vegan)
chocolate brownie | dark chocolate mousse | roasted pears 7
Strawberry Kiss (gluten free)
fresh strawberries | meringue | lemon cremeux 7