Where: Carleton Place, Ontario
When: Thursday & Saturday @ 1:00 pm
Length: Approximately 3 hours
Cost: $65 / person (+ $3 ticketing fee)
What to Expect
How did the early Scottish and Irish settlers get along with the local First Nations people? You’ll find out this, along with other local lore and culinary insights as you taste your way down Bridge Street in Carleton Place. Through stories and connecting with the entrepreneurs in the town you will see the values, hard work and pioneering spirit of its people, past and present. On this ~3-hour guided walking tour you will taste offerings form seven local business five tasting locations!
Where We Stop
Carleton Place is growing by leaps and bounds and Bridge Street has developed a very vibrant and diverse restaurant scene. We start the tour at the Stalwart Brewing Company sampling their stellar craft beers, carefully paired with charcuterie from the Beckwith Butcher and something sweeter from Beckwith Kitchen. Then we head to the newest kid on the block; Boulton House restaurant along the beautiful Mississippi River. Next up is chef Ian's French Bistro fare at the popular Black Tartan Kitchen, followed by something special from chef Jordan at the Smith & Barrel Pub. Lastly, we'll finish up with one of Petra's special desserts at the much-loved Good Food Company.
Where We’ll Meet
The tour starts at the Roy Brown Museum and Information Centre at 170 Bridge Street, Carleton Place. Free parking is available behind the Information Centre and on nearby side streets. Use Google Map below to get directions to the meeting point.
Other Things You May Want To Know
Below are the most common questions we get asked about this tour. If you have other questions check out our FAQ or contact us by email.
Do you accommodate allergies and dietary preferences?
We do our best to accommodate the special dietary needs of our guests, however we can't guarantee all stops will be able to do so. The booking process allows you to identify common dietary needs/preferences (eg. vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free), and based on that your guide will be able to identify items you might want to avoid. If you have life-threatening allergies it is not recommended you take our tours.
How much food is served on the tour?
The tour provides food equal to a good-sized lunch. Guests leave comfortably full after our food tours.
Is there alcohol served during the tour?
Yes, local craft beer is served on this tour. If a guest prefers, a non-alcoholic drink can be provided if specified when purchasing a ticket. Additionally, several of our tasting locations provide ice water for tour guests.
How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?
We walk at a leisurely pace and the tour covers 1.5 to 2 kilometres. At most locations we will be sitting down, however there will be some locations where we will be standing.
Can I shop during the tour or experience?
The experiences are organized to arrive at each tasting location at a specified time, therefore it is important to stay on schedule so the food is freshly prepared for the guests. Having said that however, occasionally there may be time for making purchases along the tour. Please check with the guide first.
What about the weather?
We are a hardy bunch! The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. Please dress for the weather conditions and bring an umbrella if necessary.