Lunch Menu 


Ernest’s respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we learn, work and live is Treaty Six territory. We seek to learn from history and the lessons that have come before us, and to draw on the wisdom of the First Peoples in Canada. Only through learning can we move forward in truth and reconciliation, and to a better future together. 

Ernest's  Eat, Learn, Celebrate lunch special:  3-Course: Starter, Entree, and Dessert  $25 (plus tax)

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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lunch menu appetizer

Daily Terrine with Accompanying Condiment  6
a studentinspired, rotating terrine presented by the chef of the day

Butterleaf and Radish Salad  10
green onions | roasted chickpeas | sprouted lentils | house-made buttermilk & herb dressing
(gluten free & vegetarian) 

Foie Gras Royale​  10
soft-boiled egg | lemon jelly | toast points

Cold Smoked Salmon Éclair   11
salmon roe | crème fraiche | chives | beet purée | pickled beets

Beet & Rye Crêpe​  12
whipped ricotta | spring peas | arugula | dill | tarragon | chives 

Charred Broccolini & Mushrooms  11
black garlic sauce | toasted hazelnuts | crispy shallots

Duck Confit​   11
parsnip purée | melting leeks | parsnip chips
(gluten free) 


lunch menu soup

Soup of the Day  7
created daily ask server

Squash Soup  7
purée of squash & apples | sage oil


lunch menu entrée

Arctic Char Filet  16
sunflower seeds crusted | three sisters succotash | sumac potato crisps | herbed butter sauce

Chicken Suprême  17
pastrami spiced | pumpkin & scallion hash | charred broccolini | parisienne vegetables

Smoked Pork Chop  17
grilled fennel | apple & parsnip purée | buttered leeks | corn fritters | chimichurri dressing

Beef Short Rib 18
creamed barley  | horseradish & rutabaga purée | juniper sauce

Harissa Roasted Cauliflower​ 13
beet-walnut relish | hummus | mango chutney


lunch menu dessert

Tropical Coconut Panna Cotta  5
mango fluid gel | orange segments | freeze dried raspberries | brandy snap 
(gluten free & vegan) 

Chocolate Mousse  5
milk chocolate mousse | cookie crumb | cocoa nib brittle | white chocolate snow | caramel sauce  
(gluten free )

Almond Rhubarb Tart   5
almond cream | brown butter ice cream | streusel | strawberry coulis

Ice Cream  5
student choice ice cream & sorbet | tuile | fresh fruit
ask server for details

Specialty Coffees

Featuring Nespresso
Flavors include regular, caramel and vanilla

Espresso  3.5​

Cappuccino    4

Latte    4.5