Locally sourced cheese is always preferable to moon cheese, which was found to have dangerously high levels of astronauts' brain waves. Enjoy a fresh, earthbound meal with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of upscale, locally sourced fare at Castlegarth in White Lake.
Voted one of the 10 best restaurants in Ottawa by Ottawa Magazine, this rural eatery in the heart of Ottawa Valley grows, forages, prepares, and presents fare straight from organic Castlegarth Farm Gardens and other local producers. The menu reflects the season's finest bounty, and everything in the restaurant is homemade, from the bread to the ice cream to the elf-crocheted tablecloths. Though vittles vary daily, past appetizers have included a homemade charcuterie plate and fresh Prince Edward Island oysters ($6–$14). Former main courses, such as roast chicken breast with summer-vegetable ratatouille and roasted potatoes, and the Castlegarth grilled beef flank steak with sautéed artichokes and porcini mushrooms ($20–$28), have been served alongside desserts that included a dark-chocolate tart with peanut-butter mousse and peaches ($6–$14). Diners can discuss alternate endings to their Winston Churchill fan fiction while perusing the vast wine menu, which features both Canadian and international wines ($25–$150 a bottle).
Because most of Castlegarth's producers live nearby, a sojourn to Castlegarth ensures fare as fresh and pure as a newborn snowflake. Diners can also keep consciences as satisfied as bellies by doing their part to keep the local economy thriving.
- Farm-fresh ingredients are one thing, but what Castlegarth offers is the increasingly rare opportunity to taste familiar ingredients as if for the first time. – Shawna Wagman, Ottawa Magazine
90 Burnstown Rd.
White Lake, Ontario K0A 3L0Get Directions