Locally Sourced Modern Food | Relaxed Atmosphere | Customer Comfort and Satisfaction
The wine and beer lists have been tailored to
compliment the cuisine which can best be described as
"Canadian Contemporary"; Classic French roots with
varying influences all presented with a modern touch.
We provide the most comfortable and satisfying
We provide an intimate, relaxed and local dining experience
to be enjoyed on any occasion. Our menu reflects the
current season and showcases products predominantly
from the bountiful Lanark County.
We look forward to seeing you in our kitchen!
Located on idyllic Bridge Street, Black Tartan Kitchen is a casual fine dining
restaurant, known for its elegant and inviting dining room and
exceptional food and service.
March 12, 2019
Chef - Owner
Chef - Owner
Ian's path to becoming Chef/Owner of black tartan kitchen started in a family diner in North Bay and took him as far as Helsinki, Finland where he worked at the 2 Michelin Starred "Chez Dominique" ranked 21st in the World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2009.
Ian studied Culinary at George Brown College and worked in Toronto at Fare Bistro. He traveled to Europe and worked at Brasserie Paardenburg in Amsterdam with a stage at Ron Blaauw. In France Ian worked at Domaine de la Grezille, a vineyard in the Loire Valley. Ian's European experience culminated at Chez Dominique where he worked for 10 months, developing his skill with modern cooking techniques and appreciation for Finnish minimalism and simplicity.
On his return to Canada Ian worked at Absinthe Café and part-time as a Culinary Instructor with Algonquin College while working from Sous Chef to Executive Chef of KW Catering at the National Gallery of Canada. Ian assumes Chef/Owner responsibility with undying love and support of family: wife Tessa, daughter Faye, son Alistair, and dog Noma.
photos by Sarah Evans
132 Bridge St.
Carleton Place, ON