Step inside downtown Carleton Place’s trendy and chic Black Tartan Kitchen and indulge yourself with a true edible experience. Here you’ll find an intimate, relaxed dining experience where you can chat with the owner, Ian Carswell, and feel like an old friend being welcomed home.
Prepare to be delighted by the edible creations Black Tartan Kitchen has to offer – always changing with the seasons. Complex culinary pairings will inspire you, while local brews and ingredients will tell you more about what’s on the menu in the region, from farm to plate.
Visitors will love how there is a story behind every delicious meal at Black Tartan Kitchen, whether it’s a tale of a local farmer, producer, ingredient, or past experience in Lanark County, the stories of the people and places will enhance your dining experience. Local prints on the walls and locally grown food on the places are the best way to get a peek into everything Lanark County has to offer – from arts to edibles.
Menu items vary by the season, but some must-tries include the cream of wild mushroom soup featuring an herb emulsion, and blue cheese Chantilly, or the duck breast, cooked sous-vide and served medium rare accompanied by herb whipped potatoes, local vegetables, and house demi-glace reduction. Savour a little edible adventure with the house smoked, wild boar rib chop, served with creamy champ potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Enjoy the house special and Sip & Savour feature, the Black Tartan charcuterie board, for a pickled taste of Lanark County goodness, served with a warm and flavourful house-made sourdough bread and a variety of cured, smoked and/or classic charcuterie, lovingly crafted on site. You can also try their tasting menu on Fridays and Saturdays and sample a little bit of everything!