Thursday, July 16, 2015

Where to Eat in Ontario for Food Day Canada: The Only on King


By BRYAN LAVERY

We are very fortunate to have many talented farmers, cooks, chefs, restaurateurs and retailers who are not just advocating “eating and drinking local” and “eating seasonal,” they are actively and creatively enhancing and developing new region-specific cuisines. As for their cuisine, it’s made from scratch and it’s innovative. They are implementing time-honoured traditions and trusted techniques yet delivering ingredients in revolutionary new ways. They are among the culinary vanguard, trailblazers of the cutting-edge and emerging culinary regionalism in Ontario. In the next week I will be profiling of few of the best restaurants that personify the farm-to-table experience.

Food Day Canada is the largest national food event in the country – get ready for it on August 1st, 2015. Be sure to tune in for a celebration of all things culinary in Canada. In the meantime, check out The Only on King’s,  exceptional Food Day Canada menu which is running until August 1st.
 




 The Only on King


Possessing a superior grasp on the tenets of terroir and sustainability, chef/owner Paul Harding’s cooking is faultless. The Only on King, with its farm-to-table philosophy and culinary repertoire is a master class in farm-to-table cooking.
In its eight year, The Only on King, with its fully realized farm-to-table philosophy, devoted acknowledgement of the local terroir and support of local farmers and producers, remains the personification and outstanding archetype of the virtuous up-to-the-minute Ontario restaurant.
The restaurant’s kitchen, led by Paul Harding is a self-proclaimed “labour of love.” When Harding is not chained to the stove, he and his culinary team continue to find new ways to integrate the locavore ethic into all aspects of “The Only”.
The daily changing menu is unique by London standards and something that few chefs/restaurateurs would be in a position to execute with the kind of success that Harding has achieved. For the next two weeks, The Only on King, which is at the top tier of London restaurants is featuring an outstanding prix-fixe menu, (showcasing some of their favourite suppliers) priced at $35.00 per person – which incidentally is probably the best deal you are ever going to have in this lifetime.   
 

The Only on King's Food Day Canada Menu
Tuesday July 14th- Saturday August 1st

 House made Arva Flour Mill bread and breadsticks

First course:
Encounter Farm’s grilled zucchini soup, crostini, melted Lankaaster cheese
Or
Organic chicken and bacon rillettes, Soiled Reputation salad, Beau’s beer mustard, toasts
Or
Empire Valley Tomato salad, Shepherd’s Dairy ricotta, gremolata, croutons

 
Second course:
Everspring Farm’s duck duo: breast and leg, wilted greens, potato gratin, Blenheim cherry sauce
Or
Weaver Fish Co. pickerel, snow peas, chilis, soft boiled egg, citrus wasabi mayo
Or
 F.G.O. grilled blade steak, Loco Fields vegetables and new potatoes, Salsa Verde
Or
Arva flour tarte flambé, Garlic Box confit garlic and pickled scapes, mozzarella, peppers, chili marinated olives
                            
Third course:
Patrick’s Beans mocha semifreddo, TKO cookies, Annie’s dark chocolate butter crunch toffee peanut crunch
Or
Heeman’s strawberry shortcake
Or
Ontario Artisan cheese plate, toasts, preserved fruit
 $35 per person

Canadian wine selections available upon request

The Only on King is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
The Only on King est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez The Only on King directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
The Only on King
172 King Street
London, Ontario
519 936 2064
 


 
 










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