With a small smile, you swirl your wine gracefully before touching the glass to your lips. Ambient music plays softly, seamlessly harmonizing with the sounds of intimate conversation and clinking glasses. As your partner reaches for your hand, you take a sip, savouring the full bodied taste of an earthy merlot. The room smells of succulent meat, roasted root vegetables and warm pine. To your left, the waiter appears, carrying a steaming tray of brilliantly plated delights: Greek Salad Bruschetta, Great Lakes Pine Smoked Trout, and Vanilla Bean Crème Brule. Bon Appétit.
A graduate of the George Brown Culinary Management program and a certified Red Seal chef, Coulton’s experience spans two continents, from Canada to the UK and back again. He honed his skills at luxury hotels and restaurants such as the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, The Stafford Hotel in London England and at renowned Chef Marco Pierre White’s London Steakhouse Company.
After returning to his roots in Toronto, he became Executive Chef and co-owner of Blackburn Social House.
Coulton’s style of cooking is inspired by the many chefs and extensive travels that have influenced him over the years. He has developed his own personal style of what he calls “elevated classics.” Curating unique and memorable guest experiences is something that has always been important to him as a chef. This is passionately reflected in everything he creates.
During Coulton’s free time, he loves to explore local farmers’ markets and host private dinner parties. The intimate gatherings he prepares for his family and friends are the real heart and soul of what he wishes to share with everyone in his dining room.
The Ranch House
Treat yourself to the sights, smells, and tastes of Killarney’s newest dining experience: The Ranch House.
The Ranch House is our premier steak house that offers expertly-crafted dishes and wine selections.
With views overlooking the Killarney Channel and the Carousel Lounge, the resort’s appropriately named Lodge Dining Rooms are designed to provide a simultaneously intimate and sumptuous dining experience. Featuring traditional chalet decor, the Lodge Dining Rooms are adorned with soft linens, rich table settings and original paintings by some of Killarney’s best artists.
A casual space where guests can drink, dine or simply unwind, the resort’s Great Room is a popular destination to share experiences and reflect on the day’s events. A large stone fireplace anchors the room, providing warmth and ambiance. Supple leather sofas and high-back chairs offer comfortable seating from which to enjoy the room’s rustic chalet design and picturesque views. Large patio doors lead out to a tiered outdoor dining space. Under the shade of umbrellas guests can enjoy a delicious meal or sit back with a cocktail, watching the boats sail by on the lake.
With live music and dancing, local craft beer and globally sourced wine, the Resort’s Carousel Lounge is a thriving hub of entertainment! Offering a stunning wrap around view of the Killarney Channel and rugged landscape, the Carousel Lounge is the Resort’s most popular event space. Order your meal in the main dining room and have it brought to the Carousel Lounge or Lounge Deck for a more casual dining experience. As the sun sets, listen to the melodies of local musicians, Andy Lowe and Duncan Cameron.
Killarney Mountain Lodge is dedicated to fresh, locally sourced ingredients prepared to delight your discerning palate. We offer a number of private dining venues for special events; including the Chef’s Table, Captain’s Quarters, Private Patio locations and the Outdoor BBQ. Let us create some culinary memories that you won’t soon forget.
Fish and chips, anyone? During the summer months, the Resort hosts a Traditional Killarney Fish Fry every Friday afternoon, on the rocks overlooking the Killarney channel,. Guests and staff gather in the open air to prepare and serve delicious freshly-caught fish, crispy hand-cut fries and homemade slaw. Interested in joining us for this delicious adventure? Inquire at Reception for further information.