Showcasing our Northern Delights

Story by Sarah Kerton, Photos by Marty Mascarin

The Northern Delights Harvest is back for the second year this September 26–October 7, featuring Prix Fixe menus at a number of downtown restaurants. This is a great opportunity to try out Thunder Bay’s fine dining for a fixed price of $25–$35 per person. Locally owned restaurants in the Waterfront District BIA and Bay & Algoma Neighbourhood will be partnered with area food producers, allowing their chefs to feature the homegrown bounty of northern Ontario on their menu.

Organizer Alexandra Bono of Red Lion Smokehouse says, “Northern Delights is all about celebrating the culinary diversity that Thunder Bay has. It allows residents and tourists an excellent chance to see how the local and independent restaurants of the city get along and how cooperative an industry the culinary arts are.”

Northern Delights chefs with some of their dishes offered on the harvest prix fixe menus

“This event suits us well as we are able to offer customers the opportunity to try several menu items in a sharing format for a great price,” says In Common co-owner Tara Lewis. Back for their second year, In Common is a small resto-bar with a casual menu. Their small but mighty team of creative cooks is passionate about local food and flavours created from scratch. Their offering will be a sharing meal, including their popular charcuterie board, followed by housemade pizza with sides. Two local beer on tap will also be included.

Other participating restaurants include Bight, El Tres, The Foundry, Nook, Portside Restaurant, Silver Birch Restaurant, The Sovereign Room, and Tomlin. Follow Northern Delights on Facebook for details on the menus and more.