Gardenlicious – sept 14 – 23, 2018

Garden Culinary Experiences

As the days begin to grow shorter, and the heat of the summer starts to dissipate, people in this region look forward to the bounties of the harvest. This September, Gardenlicious will offer a truly delightful garden culinary experience. Watch this space to learn about activities, times, and locations where you can enjoy some of the city’s best Garden-to-Table experiences.


Savour Fall at Rideau Hall

1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

Saturday, September 23, 2017
12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston for a harvest celebration at Rideau Hall.

  • Enjoy culinary creations prepared by the Rideau Hall kitchen brigade and leading chefs from across the region, with the assistance of local culinary students.
  • Tour the private gardens and greenhouses.
  • Explore the residence and get tips from the Governor General’s hospitality experts on how to receive guests for special occasions.
  • Meet with local producers and agricultural groups, and taste samples of their products.

Make it a giving moment by bringing your non-perishable food donations for Moisson Outaouais and the Ottawa Food Bank.

Free admission.  All activities will take place rain or shine.

For more information, visit the event website.


537 Sussex Dr, Ottawa

September 22 to 24, 2017
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Reservations recommended

Gardenlicious table d’hote Menu
$45 for 3 course dinner or $70 with wine pairing

  • Sweet Corn Bisque
    Smoked Corn, Charred Scallion, Coconut

Wine Pairing: Rosehall Run ‘Hungry Point’ Chardonnay, Prince Edward County, Ontario

  • Squash Carpaccio
    Salted Pumpkin Seeds, Honey, Goat Feta

Wine Pairing: 13th Street Winery Pinot Gris, Niagara, Ontario


  • Duck Confit
    Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Cauliflower, Aged Sherry Onion Jam

Wine Pairing: Tawse Pinot Noir, Niagara, Ontario

  • Beet Brined Trout Filet
    Maple Buttered Parsnip, Green Beans, & Tomato

Wine Pairing: Norman Hardie Cabernet Franc Rosé, Prince Edward County, Ontario


  • Plum Tarte Tatin
    Ginger Gelato

Wine Pairing: Hinterland ‘Borealis’, Prince Edward County, Ontario

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
    Smoked Salted Caramel

Wine Pairing: Cave Spring ‘Indian Summer’ Late Harvest Riesling, Niagara, Ontario


mill street brew pub

555 Wellington St, Ottawa

September 22 to 24, 2017
All-day Gardenlicious menu offerings

Gardenlicious Menu Specials:

Crab cakes – crab cakes / smoked tomato sauce / micro-greens $14
Smoked salmon salad – smoked salmon / baby arugula / fennel / Organic Lager poached pears / sesame ginger dressing $18
Sous-Vide Herb Chicken -herbed chicken breasts / quinoa / green beans / basil pesto / pine nuts $22

Gardenlicious Cocktail:

Raspberry Lemonda – A little sweet & and little sour Garnished with an edible flower from Ottawa Edible Flowers $8

Gardenlicious Sweet:

Strawberry delight – fresh strawberries / meringue / crème anglaise / whipped cream $9


33 Nicholas St, Ottawa

Gardenlicious table d’hote Menu
$35 for 3 course dinner 

  • Roasted Bone marrow with grilled toast and Steamed Artichoke
  • Brined Cornish Game hen With Sweet Pea Puree, Duck Fat Poached Baby Yukon Gold potatoes, Corn and Shishisto Peppers, Carrot Cardamom Jus
  • Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta with red wine macerated berries and maple sugar

Reservations recommended

the green door

198 Main Street, Ottawa

September 22 to 24, 2017
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fresh local garden-to-table buffet.  Visit the website for more information and reservations.

main farmers’ market

210 Main Street, Ottawa

September 23, 2017
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Main Farmers’ Market proudly supports local farmers and producers nearly all from within 160 Km of Ottawa.



223 Main Street, Ottawa

A large community garden with a small farm feel made up of five large beds divided into 49 community plots. One large plot, maintained by volunteers, grows fresh vegetables for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre. Located behind the university.

malone’s lakeside grill

Dow’s Lake Pavilion, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa

September 22 – 24, 2017
Gardenlicious lunch special

8 oz NY steak topped with sauteed mushrooms,
served with Spring mix salad and a beavertail for dessert
$21 plus tax and gratuity

Available while supplies last



Dows Lake Pavilion, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa

September 22 to 24, 2017
All-day Gardenlicious table d’hote menu

Gardenlicious Menu Special:

  • Starter salad
  • Outrageous Chimichanga
  • Deep fried ice cream dessert
  • includes a non-alcoholic beverage

$23 per person

ottawa farmers’ market

Aberdeen Square, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa

Sunday, September 24, 2017
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is the only year-round, producer-only farmers’ market in Ottawa. This means that every vendor at the market grows, makes, and bakes everything that they offer from within 100 kms of the City of Ottawa.

the civic gardens at lansdowne park

Behind the Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa

September 22 – 24, 2017

A vibrant celebration of Ottawa’s horticultural heritage, raised beds display a variety of plants and themes, with seven beds of plants of Indigenous importance. 2017 plantings mark a centennial celebration of the start of the Victory Garden initiative.