Nollaig na mBan – Women’s Little Christmas!

In celebration of the feast of the Epiphany in Ireland, January 6th is marked by Nollaig na mBan or Women’s Little Christmas. On this day it is the tradition in Ireland for the women to get together and enjoy their own Christmas, while the men folk stay at home, look after the children and handle all the chores!

Join us Friday, January 19th

Our event is being held a little later in the month so that we can welcome our special guest, Kate Hanrahan who hails from Dublin and is Jameson Irish Whiskey’s Brand Ambassador. Kate will help us celebrate in true Irish style along with vocalist, step-dancer and fiddler Paige Ballagh who will doubtless bring the celebration to life!

Let’s make this an annual event! Influenced by the Emerald Isle, here are the a la carte menu specials we are serving:

Cream of leek, potato & porcini soup  7.

Salmon fishcake duo with lemon-chive butter, simple greens  17.

Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with mustard & apples  24.

Apple blackberry pudding with ‘Bayfield Provisions’ granola  9.

Book your table now 519-565-2326

New Year’s Eve at the Black Dog

Not too late to book your table at the Black Dog for a perfect New Year’s Eve dinner. As always, our regular menu will be available along with these very celebratory a la carte menu specials!

Cauliflower & Parsnip Soup
with Parsley Pesto & Parsnip Crisps. 8.

Black Dog Tempura Shrimp Cocktail
with Chile-Tomato-Horseradish Sauce  17.

Sunday Prime Rib of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding,
Pan Gravy, Green Beans, Butternut Squash, Horseradish Cream. 29.

Classic Duck Confit with Plum Chutney,
Smashed Fingerling Potatoes, Sauteed Green Beans with Button Mushrooms. 29.

Oven-roasted Halibut with Tarragon Cream,
Prosciutto Crisp, Pomme Puree, Roast Brussel Sprouts
with Chive-Parsley Butter   33.

Chocolate Nemesis with Chantilly Cream  11.

Affogato with Amaretto & Amaretti  10.

Book your table today! Call us at 519-565-2326!

Restaurants for Change

Make a dinner reservation for you and your friends on October 18th for Restaurants for Change!

The Black Dog Village Pub & Bistro is proud to be supporting Restaurants for Change, an annual event where 90+ restaurants in 19 cities across Canada donate all proceeds from dinner service, including gratuities, to support healthy food access and empowering food programmes offered by Community Food Centres Canada and its partners.

Book your reservation now by calling us at 519-565-2326.

Enjoy a night of great food for a good cause!

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St Patrick’s Celebrations

St Patrick's celebrations at the Black Dog start early!

On Saturday, March 14th, at 7:30 pm,
we are thrilled to announce the return of
Kettle’s On, our favourite Celtic-inspired musicians!

Then, on Tuesday, March 17th, 7:30 pm,
Celebrate St Patrick’s and all things Irish with our traditional session musicians, flautist Kate Johnson and fiddler Benson Brown, from the ceili’s on the verandah during the summer months!

On each of these dates, you can enjoy our Irish-inspired a la carte specials:

Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi with Irish Pesto

Lamb & Barley Soup with Kathleen’s Traditional Soda Bread & Butter

Bacon-wrapped, Sausage-Stuffed Pork Loin with Forked Spuds
with Parsley Butter & Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Irish Whiskey Tiramisu

You know what they say…avoid disappointment, book your table today!
Call (519) 565-2326

Regular menu also available

New Year’s Eve 2014 a la carte specials:

Spend an evening with Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver!!!
Well, their food anyway – what better way to usher in the New Year with all the pomp and ceremony it warrants than with a special group of dishes whose pedigrees stem from two of England’s finest chefs?


  • Fresh oysters with mignonette $4/Oyster or $20/6 Oysters
  • Iceberg wedge with creamy Stilton dressing & toasted walnuts $10


  • Pan-seared filet mignon & roasted lobster tail, steakhouse gratin, sautéed veg $38
  • Buttered snow crab, bay scallop & shrimp tagliatelle with petits pois & fresh tarragon $25


  • Classic lemon tart with Chantilly cream $9
  • Chocolate pistachio semi-freddo with crème anglaise $9

Rodenbach at the Black Dog!

Rodenbach at the Black DogTed is thrilled to present his “favourite” brew now available at The Black Dog, the only establishment west of Mississauga to have it. Classified as a red Flemish ale, this distinctive beer is the perfect accompaniment to strong cheeses or rich meat dishes. Remember, you can always ask for a sample of this or any of our quality brews.

April’s Rhubarb Fool

If you are lucky enough to have rhubarb popping up in your backyard (and didn’t we all used to?) this is the dessert to showcase it. Fools are lovely old-fashioned sweets that are simple to make. They can be based on just about any fruit you can think of. This version is a little less rich than most because of the addition of yogurt. If you use forced greenhouse rhubarb, decrease the amount of sugar slightly. Serve with crisp butter biscuits or biscotti. This recipe is from my book, A Year in Niagara, sadly out of print but still available from me, Kathleen, at the Black Dog.

1 1/2 lbs rhubarb, trimmed, chopped

1/2 cup soft brown sugar, packed

2-inch piece fresh ginger, finely chopped

1/2 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup plain yogurt

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine rhubarb, sugar and ginger in shallow baking dish. Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. When cooked through and tender, transfer to a large bowl to cool.

Whip the cream until thick, then whip in the yogurt and vanilla until well blended. Fold the cream mixture into the cooled rhubarb. Spoon into parfait glasses.

Makes 4 servings