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.


Menu Options

Gourmet group dining options for banquets and cocktail receptions

Ernest's Menu
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Dinner banquet

Menu pricing:

3 Courses
$49 per person
(includes tax, service charge, coffee and tea)

4 Courses
$59 per person
(includes tax, service charge, coffee and tea)


Course One

(Choose one item to serve entire group for 3 course or both for 4 course)

Roasted Roma Tomato & Gin Soup
chive cream

Arugula & Bresaola Salad
fresh lemon | truffle oil & reggiano


Course Two

(Choose one item to serve entire group)

Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon
mango salsa | lemon olive oil

Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Supreme
roasted pepper | thyme | gremolata

"AAA" Alberta Beef Tenderloin
buttered oyster mushroom | truffle cream | mondavi cabernet sauce

All mains served with seasonal vegetables and starch
Freshly prepared by the students


Course Three

(Choose one item to serve entire group)

Warm Gingerbread Pudding
apple spiced compote | brandy snap | calvados ice cream

Caramel Chocolate Mousse
espresso chocolate cake | orange fluid gel

Lemon Cheesecake
thyme shortbread | raspberry coulis


Beverages

Coffee, Tea and Juice Station
Starbucks Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Pure Leaf Assorted Tea, and Assorted Juices
$75 | 20 people
$155 | 50 people

Selection of Sodas, Juices, and Sparkling water
$3 per person

Non-Alcoholic Punch
$80 | 50 people
$160 | 100 people

Host or Cash Bar
$8 per alcoholic beverage

Lunch banquet

Menu pricing:

3 Courses
$39 per person 
(includes tax, service charge, coffee and tea)


Course One

(choose one item to serve entire group)

Baby Green Salad & Vine Ripe Tomato
green goddess dressing

Tuscan Kale Caesar
focaccia croutons | serrano ham | parmesan | creamy dressing  

Arugula Salad with Apple and Pecorino
white balsamic herb vinaigrette


Course Two

(choose one item to serve entire group)

Grilled Alberta Striploin of Beef
wild mushroom sauce

Seared Atlantic Salmon
citrus reduction

Pan Roasted Chicken Breast
tarragon & pommery mustard cream

All mains served with seasonal vegetables and starch
Freshly prepared by the students


Course Three

(choose one item to serve entire group)

Chocolate Ganache Cake
cocoa crumble | beetroot raspberry coulis | strawberries | callebaut caramel chocolate ice cream

Passionfruit Cremeux
coconut chantilly | mango espuma | citrus tuile

Pistachio Semifreddo
amaretto cake | raspberry foam | blackberry sorbet


Beverages

Coffee, Tea and Juice Station
Starbucks Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Pure Leaf Assorted Tea, and Assorted Juices
$75 | 20 people
$155 | 50 people

Selection of Sodas, Juices, and Sparkling water
$3 per person

Non-Alcoholic Punch
$80 | 50 people
$160 | 100 people

Host or Cash Bar
$8 per alcoholic beverage

Receptions

Platters

Preserve Platter
assorted olives, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, marinated chili eggplant, house pickles, oven-dried tomatoes, fig & olive bruschetta, and artisanal breads
$60/tray (serves approx. 20 people)
Vegetarian | Vegan | Gluten Free without bread*

Vegetable Crudité Platter
fresh cut vegetables may include carrots, celery, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower.
Served with house made buttermilk herb dip
$50/tray (serves approx. 20 people)
Vegetarian | Vegan

Local & Imported Cheese Platter
5 kinds of cheeses, served with crackers, compotes, jams and garnished with seasonal fruit
$70/tray (serves approx. 20 people)
Vegetarian | Vegan | *Gluten Free without crackers

Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter
fresh sliced fruit may include watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple, grapes and berries.
$60/tray (serves approx. 20 people)
Vegetarian | Vegan | Gluten Free

Charcuterie Platter
featuring assorted cured meats, served with condiments, pickled garnishes and artisan breads
$80/tray (serves approx. 20 people)
Dairy Free


Hors D'oeuvres

Cold Selections

Smoked Salmon Lollipops
nori | red chili | lime zest
$25/dozen       

Preserved Strawberry & Goat Cheese Crostini
red wine caramel | toasted walnuts
$22/Dozen

Spanish Tortilla
red onion marmalade | micro greens
$20/Dozen

Ancho Lime Shrimp Cup
crispy wonton l avocado mousse
$25/Dozen

Fig Goat Cheese
candied walnuts l herbs
$18/Dozen

Hot Selections

Smoked Ricotta & Butternut Squash Croquettes
burnt orange aioli l pickled red onions
$22/Dozen

Pressed Pork Belly
sticky soy glaze l sesame seed l cilantro
$26/Dozen

Cold Smoked Chicken Skewers
maple bbq sauce l green onions
$25/Dozen

Duck Bacon Wontons
brie l pear l honey
$24/Dozen

Coconut Dumplings
habanero & mango salsa
$22/Dozen

Pepper Crusted Steak Crostini
carrot purée l sweet pea purée
$26/Dozen