Taste of Kingston | Le Chien Noir BistroFriday, April 10, 2015
With a Parisian bistro feel, located just a few blocks away from historic Market Square, Le Chien Noir Bistro in downtown Kingston is known for serving up fresh, seasonal, high quality, and local ingredients along with a spectacular wine list.
This neighbourhood hangout spot offers feel good classics with an innovative twist and friendly service in a beautiful art deco inspired setting. You are greeted with high detailed tin ceiling, elegant crystal chandeliers, exposed brick walls and a spacious zinc bar. Offering traditional French dishes such as Duck Confit, Boeuf Bourguignonne and Tartare, this bistro would not be complete without highlighting charcuterie and Canadian artisan cheeses.
Though not a dish primarily found in France, a rather fancy poutine can also be found on the menu; frites, Quebec triple cream brie, shredded duck confit, and green peppercorn-cognac jus. The flavours overwhelm your senses and you are simply in food heaven from indulging oh so much. Customers are also met with a vast representation of seafood; fresh oysters, PEI mussels in a thai red curry, seared sea scallops and seasonal catches.
This establishment features a modern spin on French classics and does it quite amazingly. As a Montrealer, Chien Noir is a reminder of home and brings back so many good foodie memories that can be attributed to the man in the kitchen, Chef Derek MacGregor. His food philosophy is all about simplicity and fresh quality ingredients. The concept of Farm to Table is true to his heart, having grown up in a small community near Cornwall surrounded by fresh foods and grandmas whom were exceptional cooks in the kitchen. He is a firm believer of embracing the local food community and has created great rapport with many of the farmers such as Patchwork Gardens, Honey Wagon and Kitchen Gardens. All of which resonate beautifully in the dishes made.
Le Chien Noir Bistro is a charming and welcoming destination, dishing up pleasurable experiences time and time again.
For more information, visit www.lechiennoir.com
Where: 69 Brock St, Kingston, Ontario