Patio Season Is Almost Here!

The warmer weather brings a great addition to Kettle Drums.....the patio! 

Starting soon our large patio overlooking the Cafe District will be open. With over 40 seats and a great view our patio caters to all types of diners. With the launch of our summer food and beverage menus we invite everyone to stop by, enjoy a glass of wine and the spring or summer breeze.

Like last year we will be featuring our Backyard BBQ Wednesdays!

Every Wednesday starting at 4pm our Chef will be cooking up all the backyard favorite on our charcoal grill, with unique sides and salads. The menu will change weekly and feature some great locally sourced sausages, smoked chicken and of course steaks.

We look forward to seeing you soon.







Kettle Drums is proud to announce an evening of Indulgence, in partnership with the Youth Emergency Shelter. On March 20th our Chefs will be a the shelter cooking a tasty 3 course gourmet comfort food menu featuring our famous KD's Mac and Cheese, gourmet burgers, our classic Caesar salad and of course topping the meal off with our in house made cheesecake mousse. 

In addition on March 27th Kettle Drums will be closed for a private event, a night of amazing food paired with exceptional wines. We are calling this night "Indulgence" and will feature a 6 course tasting menu and wine pairings. This menu will also feature some classic Kettle Drums favorites, as well as showcase our Chefs' creativity, offering some never before seen items here in the restaurant. After dinner we are inviting our guests to join us at the bar for cocktails and complimentary canapes.

Tickets for the event are $80, which includes a $25 donation to the Youth Emergency Shelter and all taxes. We have a limited number of tickets available in three separate sittings. (5:30,6:30,7:30) To purchase your ticket simply give us a visit.


The Menu

Amuse Bouche: A nice way to begin the meal and set the tone for the evening...

Soup: Roasted Butternut Squash with creme fraiche, basil and cracked pepper

Fish: Pan Seared Perch on Pont Neuf potatoes, topped with pickled vegetables and chive oil

Sorbet: To cleanse the palate

Entree: Grilled beef tenderloin with parsnip puree, asparagus, Marchand de Vin

Salad: Arugula and roasted pear with spiced walnuts, maple cider dressing

Dessert: Salted caramel and chocolate truffles

We will also be featuring some of our in-house wines, pairing them with the fish, entree and dessert courses. Offerings will be: J Mellot Sincerite Sauv Blanc, Charles and Charles Cab Sauv-Syrah, Cafe Culture Pinotage



Thank you for your support, we home to see you soon.



Here's The Thing About Wine


Here's The Thing About Wine


Here at Kettle Drums we love it!  We have put a lot of time and effort into making our wine list something special that should be celebrated. So here we are Celebrating! Woo! We want to introduce you to some of our new and favourite selections. So, where to begin? 

Let's start with our Rose.

It's from Provence, France, where all the famous rose lives. The Terres De Saint-Louis is light, refreshing, and dry. It boasts flavours of cherry, strawberry, citrus and a little herb (that means its not syrupy or sugary). Perfect to enjoy on our lovely patio, especially on a hot summer day. Did we also mention that we make a  rose sangria? You'll have to keep reading to find out more...



If you love adventure, trying new things and coffee (who doesn't love coffee?) we have the perfect wine for you! It's a Pinotage from South Africa, where Pinotage was born. Cafe Culture is full of coffee, mocha, chocolate, and red berries. With all these flavours you would think that it's sweet, but its extra dry and medium bodied. We really can't stress enough how perfectly it goes with grilled food, don't worry we have a lot of that here, Its exciting, unique and we definitely want you to ask your server for a sample. Just a taste...that's all!

For the traditional drinker, we have finally heard your cries and brought in a Merlot. Sterling Merlot hails from the Central Coast of California. It's lighter in body and on the palate, so it makes for a great patio red. It's full of plum, red berries, black cherry, toasted oak and caramel. And yes, it is extra dry. 


Our wine selections don't just stop at wine, we also have three sangrias:

So about that Rose - It's in a sangria - we know, crazy talk right? Apparently its all the rage in New York, so feel free to brag about us, we do all the time. Lots of strawberry, lots of fruit, a little rosemary and lots of delicious.  



We still have our two more traditional sangrias. Red and White: the white is sweet and refreshing and the red is full bodied and exactly what you want from a sangria. Is there anything better than a nice cold sangria on a hot summer day? If there is I don't care, just give me the sangria.


Being the proud Ontarians that we are, we couldn't prepare a wine list without some wines from our very own backyard. Our Chardonnay is made by Keint-He with vines from Niagara. It is full bodied, extra dry, citrusy on the nose with butterscotch and baking spice on the palate. Our Gamay Noir hails from Beamsville. It is a light bodied wine that is perfect with pizza (seriously...need I say more?) Full of red plum, raspberry, blackberry and a little bit of earthiness. If you love a Pinot Noir you will love this wine.


For the rest of our wine list. We've kept some guest favourites, and these include: Giorgio and Gianni Pinot Grigio, Jacob's Creek Moscato, Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc and Cono Sur Viognier (think Chardonnay meets Sauvignon Blanc), Beso de Vino Syrah/Garnacha, Charles and Charles Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah. 

So there we have it kids! That's the thing about wine. 

What are some of your favourite wines? Do you have any ideas of what we should try next? 

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Summer has kicked off at Kettle Drums

South Patio

This Monday, June 20th marked the 2016 Summer Solstice.  With it we are excited to have launched a new food and drink menu that compliments the long hot days of summer that are awaiting us.  We look forward to sharing our new flavors with you on your next visit to Kettle Drums.  

 Our new food offerings include a delicious Asparagus and Bean Salad, Confit Wings of Duck with a Root Beer Sesame dip, a Chicago Seared Sirloin Steak with Quebec Blue Cheese Butter, along with some new Pizzas, Pastas and Sandwiches.

The Kettle Drums Wine and Cocktail menu has also been updated and has some wonderful additions.  A hot day outside on the patio will be complimented by our new Rose Wine Sangria.  It is a refreshing mix of French Provence Rose Wine, fresh Strawberries and Rosemary topped with Soda water.  Alternatively try out our new Mango and Peach Rum Mixer or our new Maple Bourbon Martini garnished with Crispy Bacon.

Don't forget that Kettle Drums is a great place to enjoy a variety of Ontario, Old World and New World wines by the glass.  We also offer a $1 Corking Fee on Sundays so that you can have a night out with your own favorite bottle.  Monday through Saturday B.Y.O.W. is still available for $15 per 750mL bottle.

 Kettle Drums is also proud to offer a new Wednesday night promotion that will run all summer long. Join us at 5pm every Wednesday for a Back Yard Wood Fired BBQ hosted by our Chef John Thomson.  John will be offering a variety of Wood Fired Dishes including Steaks, Seafood, and local Sausages along with a unique selection of side dishes. Try these alongside of our new Pinotage wine - a perfect match for grilled foods.

From the team at Kettle Drums we hope that you have a great summer!


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