Health & Safety Notice (updated May 5)

Ernest’s and NAIT are committed to keeping our community healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore have closed the dining room operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at ernests@nait.ca. We look forward to serving you again soon.


Dinner

Ernest's is open for dinner reservations Tuesday - Friday  6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. The dinner menu varies depending on the week.

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Table d'Hôte

Enjoy a chef-inspired three course meal with optional wine pairings to compliment and enhance the flavour of each dish. Menus are seasonal and change regularly throughout the year.

$45 per person (plus GST)

$60 per person with Flight of Wine (plus GST)

First Course

Select one of the following options

Pumpkin Seed Crusted Albacore Tuna Crudo
lime | cilantro | avocado cream | pumpkin seed oil | pico de gallo | corn tortilla

Grilled Vegetable Napoleon
zucchini | eggplant | tomato | roasted peppers | mascarpone | hummus | extra virgin olive oil

Coconut Spinach Purée
scented rice | chive sour cream

Grilled Seasonal Fruit & Prosciutto Arugula Salad
heirloom cherry tomato | toasted pumpkin seeds | white balsamic & fig vinaigrette

Wines

Select one of the following options

Whitecliff Sauvignon Blanc 2018
New Zealand (3oz)

Dirty Laundry ‘Woo Woo’ Gewürztraminer 2016
Naramata, British Columbia (3oz)

Hermit Crab Marsanne Viognier 2017
Australia (3oz)


Second Course

Select one of the following options

Moroccan Spiced Rack of Alberta Lamb
israeli couscous & vegetables | roasted tomato compote | pomegranate molasses

Wild Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast Supréme
yam purée | spaghetti squash  | parisienne zucchini | marsala sauce

Pan Seared Arctic Char
poached fingerling potato | grilled broccolini | charred kale | green pea foam

Vegetarian Risotto
tomato broth | wilted spinach | chickpeas | soft poached egg | grana padano

Wines

Select one of the following options

Cune Crianza 2015
Spain (3oz)

Henry of Pelham Baco Noir 2017
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario (3oz)

Kettle Valley Chardonnay 2017
Naramata, British Columbia (3oz)


Third Course

Our dessert menu varies. Please ask server for details.

Wines

Taylor Fladgate 10 year
(2oz)

Table d'Hôte

Enjoy a chef-inspired three course meal with optional wine pairings to compliment and enhance the flavour of each dish. Menus are seasonal and change regularly throughout the year.

$45 per person (plus GST)

$60 per person with Flight of Wine (plus GST)

First Course

Select one of the following options

Pheasant Confit
puy lentils | double smoked bacon | edamame | saskatoon berry | baby frisée 

Beans & Greens
 greek giant beans | wilted spinach | cured egg yolk |  charred broccolini | extra virgin olive oil

Tomato Gin Purée
chive créme fraiché

Vegetable Ribbon Salad
artisan greens | carrots | zucchini | kohlrabi | gorgonzola | toasted walnuts | white balsamic dijon vinaigrette

Wines

Select one of the following options 

La Gioiosa Prosecco NV
Italy (3oz)

Dirty Laundry 'Hush' Rose 2018
Naramata, British Columbia (3oz)

Schild Unoaked Chardonnay 2017
Australia(3oz)


Second Course

Select one of the following options

Roasted Veal Chop
creamy truffle polenta | shimeji mushroom | buttered rainbow carrots | nova 7 moscato sauce

Apricot Glazed King Cole Duck Breast
farro | charred apricot | roasted rainbow beets | saskatoon chutney | apricot gastrique

Pan Seared Icelandic Cod Fish
white bean potato purée | roasted roma tomato confit | green beans | preserved lemon infused extra virgin olive oil  

Spinach &  Chickpea Pasta Roll 
grilled portobella mushroom | gruyère | butternut squash purée | cream cheese | crispy chickpeas | soubise sauce

Wines

Select one of the following options 

The Ned Pinot Noir 2017
New Zealand  (3oz)

Alkoomi Shiraz 2016
Australia (3oz)

Luigi Bosca Malbec 2017
Argentina (3oz)


Third Course

Our dessert menu varies. Please ask server for details.

Wines

Torres Floralis Moscatel Oro
(2oz)

Table d'Hôte

Enjoy a chef-inspired three course meal with optional wine pairings to compliment and enhance the flavour of each dish. Menus are seasonal and change regularly throughout the year.

$45 per person (plus GST)

$60 per person with Flight of Wine (plus GST)

First Course

Select one of the following options

Seared Scallop & Butter Poached Lobster
chimichurri | pancetta | mango salsa | fruit gel

Beet Tartare
chèvre | walnuts | fresh dill | beet chips

Thai Butternut Squash Purée
blue crab griddle cake | lemongrass sour cream 

Heirloom Tomato & Burrata
micro greens | fresh basil | 12 year old balsamic extra virgin olive oil  

Wines

Select one of the following options

Kettle Valley Chardonnay 2017
Naramata, British Columbia (3oz)   

Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc 2018
South Africa (3oz)

Henry of Pelham Riesling 2017
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario (3oz)   


Second Course

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Châteaubriand Bouquetière
sauce béarnaise | marchand de vin sauce
presented tableside (serves 2 minimum)

Sous Vide Pheasant Breast
braised leek whipped potato | carrot purée | roasted brussels sprouts | blackberry gastrique

Atlantic Salmon Roulade
smoked salmon pesto mousse | grilled polenta | baby squash | roasted pepper-tomato coulis | crispy parsnip & fried basil

Baked House-made Feta  & Ratatouille
cannellini beans | kalamata olives | extra virgin olive oil | fresh oregano | artisanal bread

Wines

Select one of the following options

Château Ste. Michelle Merlot 2015
Columbia Valley, Washington (3oz)  

Ken Forrester Petite Pinotage 2017
South Africa (3oz)   

Paul Jaboulet Parallèle 45 Rosé 2017
France (3oz)   


Third Course

Our dessert menu varies. Please ask server for details.

Wines

Kettle Valley Caboose NV
Naramata, British Columbia (2oz) 

Table d’Hôte Student Chef Menu

For those who enjoy a more adventurous dining experience, Ernest's features a unique Table d’Hôte menu created by our Culinary Arts students. Menus adapt with  the seasons and reflect our students' culinary creativity.

$45 per person (plus GST)

$60 per person with Flight of Wine (plus GST)

Please ask your server for details about the day's special student chef menu.

Ernest’s Executive Chef Rylan Krause Menu

Ernest’s Executive Chef Rylan Krause will feature his chef-inspired seasonal menu for your dining options.

Please ask your server for details about this day’s menu.