Dinner Menu


For those who enjoy a more adventurous dining experience, Ernest's features a unique Table d'Hôte menu created by our Culinary Arts students. On select dates, typically a Thursday & Friday evening, the Table d’Hote is $45/person or with a Flight of Wine for $65/person. Please call ahead for details on dates and menu options.

Table d'Hôte menu

From coast to coast to coast, across the breadth of our great country, Ernest’s dining room at NAIT (or NAIT Culinary) has been influenced by many great chefs. From Michael Stadtlander to Rod Butters to Jeremy Charles, these Chefs in Residence share in a single vision…the unshakable belief that one should celebrate all that is grown, harvested, or bountiful from where you live. Ernest’s shares in this philosophy and passes those beliefs onto each student that graces our kitchen. Help us eat, learn, and celebrate the food artisans, the farmers, the ranchers, the fishermen, and our students!

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Quinoa Salad
confit cherry tomatoes | cantaloupe  | cucumber | crispy chickpea |  lime  9

Smoked Trout Rillette
crème fraiche | horseradish |  pickled vegetable  |  flaxseed crackers | beet foam  12

'Fried Green Tomatoes'
bacon cornmeal gratin | buttermilk | cherry tomato | chive  10

cottage cheese | crispy ‘khrustiki’  | cream of leek & mushroom | dill    11

Charred Peppers
spicy pork & beef sausage | fried halloumi  | fava bean | mint | parsley   10

Chicken Noodle Soup
chicken tortellini  | chicken broth | grana padano | chive oil   7


Chicken Roulade
squash gnocchi | king oyster mushroom  | corn | sage | brown butter | cranberry   21

Honey-Lacquered Duck Breast
duck fat-roasted carrots | israeli couscous | fennel | navel orange | almond | pistou  23

Flat Iron Steak
fingerling potato | broccolini | nait-made cheddar sauce | black garlic butter   24

Pan-Seared Halibut
polenta | fennel | zucchini | manila clams | spicy red pepper nage   22

Barley Risotto
butternut squash | blue oyster mushroom | fried camembert | haskap agrodolce | pumpkin seed pesto  18

Smoked Pork Roast 
crispy potato pancake | poached apple | creamed spinach | braised red cabbage | horseradish   21


The Last Days of Summer
pistachio cremeux | orange cake | thyme streusel   7

Autumnal Welcome
pumpkin sphere | banana cake | ginger ice cream   7

Chocolate Decadence (gluten free and vegan)
chocolate brownie | dark chocolate mousse  | roasted pears  7

Strawberry Kiss (gluten free)
fresh strawberries  | meringue |  lemon cremeux  7