Restaurants 2019

The following restaurants have confirmed their participation for the 2019 event. Most of these restaurants are independent operators who are giving of their time, tastings and staff to support our local fundraising efforts. Our success is completely dependent of their support and participation. Please make sure you patronize their restaurants or food services and let them know you saw them at Lakeside a la Carte!

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A perennial community partner Paradiso has always been there to support our event. Mediterranean cuisine served in a casual and elegant setting. Its warm, intimate atmosphere and friendly, efficient staff make Paradiso one of Burlington's most popular restaurants. 'Dinner is the Show' the eclectic menu; which draws its inspiration from the European Mediterranean, is prepared before your eyes in the open concept kitchen.

Spencer’s at the Waterfront

Located on the Burlington lakefront, Spencer's at the Waterfront offers breathtaking views and fabulous food. The menu features market fresh fish, exceptional seafood and mouth-watering Craft Cut Steak. Guests can enjoy the sparkling lake view from inside our glass-walled dining room, or from our stunning patio.

Industria Pizza + Bar

Industria Pizzeria + Bar is a modern pizzeria offering a fusion of authentic and modern Italian cuisine – SFIZI style! What is that ‘S’ word? SFIZI are Italy’s version of tapas or sharing plates. Italians love to share and the plates and portions are designed to do so. Industria Pizzeria + Bar is a modern pizzeria offering a fusion of authentic and modern Italian cuisine – SFIZI style! What is that ‘S’ word? SFIZI are Italy’s version of tapas or sharing plates. Italians love to share and the plates and portions are designed to do so.

Sakai Japanese and Korean Restaurant

Authentic Japanese and Korean cuisine and only the finest and freshest is used in hand crafted sushi and sashimi. 

Mickey McGuire's Cheese Shoppe


For over 25 years, Mickey McGuire’s Cheese has been a purveyor of’ fine cheeses in Southwestern Ontario.  Carrying over 400 varieties of cheese – local, Canadian, imported – from your old favourites to World Gold Medal winners.

Proprietor Mike McGuire travels the world to find interesting, unusual, and artisanal cheeses in every category: soft , blue , hard , goat /sheeps milk , pasteurized /unpasteurized.  There’s something for everyone at Mickey McGuire’s:  

Pane Fresco

. Pane Fresco was developed out of a dream to create a world class bakery that would be comparable to the greats in Rome, Paris and New York but found in Burlington. The passion for the craft of artisan bread led Marc Albanese and his wife Felicia to open Pane Fresco with a commitment to using the highest quality of ingredients to provide their patrons with quality and freshness while simultaneously serving them with a smile.

The Hood

At The Hood, we offer a fusion of Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Imagine a culinary journey for your palate with exotic decor and ambiance that come together to create a new world for your senses to explore; the new World is The Hood.

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Pepperwoods Brewery and Catering

Pepperwood Brewery & Catering offers a delightful cuisine, on premise brewed beers along with a vast selection of fine wines and spirits.

Whether you relax on our outdoor shaded Patio with a cool drink, enjoy our fantastic menu in the Dining Room, Pepperwood will tantalize all of your senses. Our weekend brunch is considered one of the best experiences in Burlington.

We have fresh brewed beers to satisfy every palate. Our wines are from some of the best grapes around the world. We also have a menu for after dinner drinks, specialty coffees and selected ports.

We are pleased to cater your event on or off premise, supplying a selection of delicacies from our menus and a host of alcoholic beverages. Allow our in-house chef's to prepare an 'evening to remember'.

Welcome Back to Lakeside!

The 2331 Appleby Line location is the place to be for great food and entertainment. Experience their delicious Pub fare – A balance of traditional Irish favourites and our North American classics. They have perfected the classic Fish & Chips, make their own pies and pastry in-Pub and feature fresh burgers like the legendary Guinness®Burger. At our pub, we don't separate what we believe from what we serve. We believe quality time should be spent over quality fare. Which is why we will always strive to satisfy your appetite for honest food and great company, while bringing you good times that happen for no reason - which is the best reason of all.


Excellence in fine dining starts with a combination of fresh seasonal ingredients, refined culinary creativity, and an uncompromising standard for quality. Welcome to Loondocks, a culinary cornerstone in at Appleby Village in Burlington. Chef Kevin and our elegant service team welcome you to enjoy our award winning cuisine, featuring fresh local culinary creations prepared from scratch using only the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy a fine selection of wine while relaxing in our casual contemporary dining room or outdoors on our beautiful rooftop patio.

A Taste Of Cottage Country at Lakeside. Welcome!

Caffe Demetre

Desserts like none other. French crepes and Belgian waffles served with gourmet ice cream. Coffees, teas, smoothies, cakes, and much more too.

Rayhoon Persian Eatery

Rayhoon derives its name from the Persian word for Basil, an important herb in Persian Cuisine.

This culinary tradition dates back centuries and guests will feel transported by the menu which can be enjoyed either inside our exotic interior or al fresco on the courtyard patio.

In our menu you will find a mouth-watering selection of dishes that are aimed to please, including vegan and vegetarian options. We are pleased to say that all of our dishes are halal and most of our menu items are gluten-free! 

Visit their new restaurant Nannaa just opened in Westdale as well!

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The Platter Company

Delicious Gourmet Food! Our fresh catering is prepared same day, in-house and is beautifully presented on our wooden, reusable platters! No time to order ahead? We've got that covered too. Visit our Gourmet To Go Market and try our handcrafted frozen to fabulous frozen appetizers, thaw and serve de-lish desserts or ready to bake pastries! Our entertaining essentials are great to hostess gifts and for the at home chef!

There is always something tasty being created in our Candy Kitchen, where centres are made in small batches and hand-stirred in copper kettles to let the full flavour of fresh butter, fruit, and nuts develop slowly in the traditional way. We make over 50 different exquisite chocolate, truffle and sugarless centres to tantalize your taste buds and please your palate. Our trademark Mint Meltaways are sure to become one of your favourites as they have for thousands of enthusiastic connaisseurs since 1983.

A Wonderful New Local Vendor!

Emma’s Backporch and the Water St. Cooker

A most valuable member of the Lakeside event for years and a great contributor to the Burlington community. Offering a wonderful menu with an array of fresh fish, meats and vegetables in an interesting and contemporary fashion. Great atmosphere and view over the lake from the lakeside patio.

Topowe Boutique Events and Catering (from the chef of Red Canoe)

Creative development, coordination, management and execution. Unique menus, innovative execution, unforgettable culinary experiences. Limitless resources - experiences staff in all facets of food and event service.

Christy's Gourmet Gifts

Delectable sweets that remind you of home. All of their products are lovingly created from old family recipes using the finest Belgian chocolate and pure butter.

Kamoosh Bistro

Co-owner and Executive Chef Koosh Kahnamoui developed his passion for food from the fresh and intricate flavours in his mother and grandmother’s Persian kitchens.  In our continued tradition, we believe that fresh and quality ingredients are essential to balanced and dynamic dishes. All of our offerings are made from scratch. Our chefs hand select from local farms whenever possible from in-house butchered and cured meats, produce, to our own preserves. Premium Italian imports are sourced from local distributors. A wonderful addition to our local dining scene.

A Great New Taste Experience!

The Olive Dispensary

The Olive Oil Dispensary offers fresh, seasonal extra virgin olive oils from around the world, flavour-infused olive oils, balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy, and much more. Everything is on tap for you to taste and your favourite is bottled on the spot.

Sweet Paradise

With our newest location in Waterdown Sweet Paradise, with 30 years of experience, provides the finest in quality baking, delicatessen meats and cheeses as well as outstanding event catering. Sweet Paradise is an authentic Italian bakery. All of our products are given the utmost thought and care. We guarantee a timeless taste that is certain to leave you satisfied! Please come in and see our wide variety of bread, pastries, deli meats, imported cheeses, hot meals, and much more!


Developed by Troy Smith, a foodie and restauranteur , The Block Co became altogether something extraordinary. A local hub where you can find some of the worlds best cheese and charcuterie producers, local furniture restoration, local retailers of chef creativity, goods and provisions

Pintoh Cuisine

PinToh presents authentic and traditional cuisine prepared by two chefs  trained in Thailand and using traditional ingredients. Our elegant contemporary atmosphere is perfect for special occasions, anniversaries, and date nights. Come in and experience Thai in a new and exhilarating way.

El Inka Peruvian Cuisine

Opened in March of 2018, El Inka is a restaurant serving authentic, original peruvian dishes in Burlington. Its goal is to immerse guests in the full Peruvian experience, allowing them to taste all of the unique and extensive flavours this South American country has to offer. Hailing from Miami, this family owned restaurant thrives to bring upscale dining and dishes to a casual, friendly environment. With its vast menu, El Inka is sure to have a dish for everyone around the table to

Familia Fine Foods

We take the stress out of meal times and put the “ahhh” back on the table. We offer scratch-made, high quality prepared meals using local produce and ingredients.  We deliver them to your door frozen and ready for you to heat and enjoy whenever you’re ready. You decide on what you’re in the mood to eat: our chef-created menu options offer something for every palate – some with a Latin twist, all with Familia flair!

Make sure you visit their restaurant for their creative offerings with a Latin touch … it is a delight!

Joining Us This year. Welcome!

Saving Thyme

Saving Thyme is a quaint, and inviting café located at Appleby Line and New St. in Burlington, Ontario. We invite Burlington and the GTA to enjoy the delightful European cafe ambiance. Now open for lunch and dinner they offer the most delightful freshly prepared menu. Their desserts are absolutely wonderful!

Alloro at Holiday Inn

Casual dining in a contemporary atmosphere.  Enjoy our hardy deluxe buffet breakfast or a selection from our a la carte menu or wrap up the day with a succulent steak, fresh seafood or one of our authentic pasta dishes.

Vivene’s Island Cuisine

Burlington’s first and only full service Jamaican restaurant! When looking for Authentic Jamaican meals, done right, look no further than your local Vivene's Island Cuisine. Oh hungry, Oh Vivene's! 

A Great New Taste Experience!


We are cheese people, deeply rooted in history and tradition. We’ve been crafting premium, all-natural, artisanal cheeses since 1936 in the village of New Bothwell, Manitoba. We’re proud to provide Canadians with a wide variety of natural, premium cheeses. Our tradition is a tradition of quality.


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Chateau des Charmes

With more than 30 vintages in their vineyards the Bosc family believe they now know which varieties grow best in which spot. But there is always more to learn. We believe our groundbreaking research with unique grape varieties will blaze a trail to the future of our industry. 



Located outside of the Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Strewn is a very special destination. Discover award winning VQA wines, a knowledgeable and friendly staff, and monthly wine education events. Enjoy lunch or dinner at the restaurant, or participate in a hands-on cooking class at Canada’s only winery cooking school.

Vineland Estates

Open all year, Vineland Estates Winery is not only the home of fine wine and cuisine, but an unmatched touring facility and wine country destination. At this picturesque venue, extensive vineyards on the bench of the Niagara Escarpment provide the stunning backdrop to a unique cluster of carefully restored historic buildings.

For over thirty years, Vineland Estates Winery has continually elevated the wine and culinary experience in Niagara. Here, the essence of the Niagara escarpment can be both seen – in the unforgettable landscape of undulating vineyards looking over Lake Ontario – and tasted, in the wines that are a reflection of this unique growing area.

Colio Estate Wines

Since opening its doors in 1980, Colio Estate Wines has won over 400 awards in competitions around the globe. Today you can enjoy the rewards of the hard work and craftsmanship that go into every bottle of our Colio wines. We continue to make expressive, refreshing white wines from our vineyards, planted with the likes of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling. We have also built a remarkable reputation for varietals and sound red wines from our extensive plantings of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. 

Meldville Wines

Meldville Wines is a virtual winery, specializing in small batch, limited edition wines created by renowned winemaker, Derek Barnett.  These First Edition wines are made with little intervention and are crafted in a time honoured way, allowing the vines to tell their own story.

One thing unites every wine produced by Henry of Pelham: the land. Our family has lived on it for generations. And our vines have been putting down deep roots for decades. Every bottle captures this unique connection to our corner of Niagara. Not just good wine—beautiful wine.


Pelee Island Winery

Our pavilion is the hub of activity on the island during the Spring, Summer and Fall. Join us for an interactive wine tour, wine tasting at our tasting bar and browse our gift shop where you can purchase unique items including gift baskets ready to go or custom made. 

Relax in our outdoor wine garden with a glass of wine while you enjoy the surroundings of our vineyard overlooking Lake Erie. Light snacks and "you BBQ" items available at our Deli Hut will compliment your wine of choice while you enjoy live entertainment every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. 

Konzelmann Estate Winery


Konzelmann Estate Winery, Niagara's Exclusive Lakefront Winery, was established in Canada in 1984. Herbert Konzelmann chose the site on the shores of Lake Ontario due to the meso-climate, which is similar to the Alsace region in France. The wonderful balance of sun, soil, airflow and moisture conditions of this vineyard are ideal for the production of clean, delicate and fruity premium quality wines

Trius Winery and Restaurant

Trius Winery is a Niagara winemaking pioneer. For more than 30 years, we have been crafting fine VQA wines from premium grapes grown in the four appellations of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Nestled between the Niagara escarpment and Lake Ontario, we have made our home in a wine growing region that provides the diversity to grow a number of varietals in unique growing conditions.

Our winery provides both a wine and culinary journey like no other.  A visit to Trius Winery is an unrushed sensory experience, a time out that lets you taste, feel and discover.  Our wines and menus are inspired by the seasonal evolution of the vines that surround us, and the local produce that grows beside them.

Our wines, our dining, and our daily events for the wine lover and Wine Club members make Trius Winery the perfect destination for your wine country visit.

London Born Wine Co.

Our family was born in London, England. And it’s time we brought a little bit of Britain just beyond the Beamsville Bench. That’s why Aure Wines is proud to become the London Born Wine Co..


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Nickel Brook Brewing

A leader in artisanal brewing since 2005, we are dedicated to crafting unique, all-natural beers that combine the art and science of fermentation. Using local and all-natural ingredients, we create a spectrum of beers that is sure to surprise and delight you. Visit our Tap Room and Bottle Shop, or explore our beers to see what we’re brewing up.

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With Krombacher Pils you enjoy a distinctive, finely bitter taste and a full-flavoured aroma – this is a genuine premium pilsner beer with an alcohol content of 4.8 %. Our modern production processes enhance the traditional recipe whilst complimenting the natural products that have been used for generations to create the unique brew that is Krombacher Pils.


Flying Monkeys

In a dorm room, in a garage, in a basement, in a kitchen – we all started as Beer Hackers brewing for cheapness, utility, and curiosity. Flying Monkeys’ Founder, Peter Chiodo, learned home brewing as a little boy in Gramp’s Etobicoke basement. Mining his skill as a broke university student in Alabama and even broker grad student in Mississippi, our Peter honed his talents and learned to respect beer brewed with hands (not machines). And his passion for local, fresh craft beer grew.

Any Craft Brewer worth anything started somewhere as a Home Brewer. We learned the craft, we followed the curve, we invested our All. If a Cr

Thornbury Village

Thornbury Village Cidery and Brewery is proud to produce award-winning, premium quality, Ontario craft ciders and beer.

Since 2006, our historic facility has been nestled in the famous Blue Mountains in the midst of 7,500 acres of apple orchards.

Vinea: Spirit of the Vine

Vinea, latin for vine, is a small batch premium grape based liqueur produced in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the heart of Ontario's wine country.
Cabernet Sauvignon is fortified with brandy and then blended with our secret ingredients to create a one-of-a-kind 'spirit' of the vine.
Enjoy on the rocks or keep on hand as your go-to cocktail mixer. A Vinea Spritz is perfect for toasting at any celebration while a Vinea Cosmopolitan will dazzle at your next cocktail party. It is always a good time to add some Vinea Spirit to life's special moments.


Aperol is the perfect aperitif. Bright orange in color, it has a unique taste, thanks to the secret recipe, which has never been changed. Infusions of selected ingredients include bitter and sweet oranges, and many other herbs and roots in perfect proportions. Aperol's strength is in it's low-alcohol content of only 11%.

Noxx and Dunn Rum

Our team of craftsmen with almost a century of international distilling knowledge believe that a blend of rums aged 2, 4 and 5 years produces the most consistent and drinkable of spirits. Noxx & Dunn 2-4-5 is aged in Florida’s sub-tropical climate, experiencing extreme heat through the summer months, with a mellowing of the temperature for short periods in the winter. Aged in used American Oak barrels, Noxx & Dunn 2-4-5 draws it’s colour and enriched flavour from the barrel,and only from the barrel. That is until you mix it into your favourite cocktail or with a splash of whatever…

Greenall’s Gin

Distilled in the same tradition for over 250 years, 7 generations of distillers have closely guarded the unique blend of botanicals that give Greenall's its distinctive profile. A classic London Dry gin, it offers rich juniper notes balanced with mature citrus and spice flavour on a crisp palate.

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Stolichnaya Gold Vodka

Produced for over 80 years this crystal clear spirit is quadruple filtered and blended with pure spring water. Subtle aromas of marshmallow and citrus peel follow through on the palate that is soft, supple and sprinkled with pepper notes. Great choice for mixing with coffee liqueur for a Stoli Black Russian.

Malus Cider House

Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Malus Cider House is crafting delicious small-batch cider. Expect lovely aromas and flavours of ripe apple, pear, apple blossom, with delicate hop notes and a touch of spice. It is medium-bodied with a fresh, lively finish.Enjoy with Sunday brunch or as an aperitif.

Crazy Uncle

We all have one. We all love him. He's like a big kid, in an adult's body. He's the one who may have grown up but still knows how to have fun and enjoy the moment. His frivolity makes him a unique, unmistakeable presence, a treasured part of this party we call life. A crazy uncle, by definition, does not blend into the crowd. He brings big flavour to the party, and flavour is everything. It's this same uniquely bold yet lighthearted personality that inspires our drinks. All grown up, and ready to have some fun.

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