Dining

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: heirloom tomato caprese, pan seared Georgian Bay trout, and marinated Ontario lamb drizzled with mint balsamic. Bon Appétit.

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Meet our chef

Chef de Cuisine, Guy Bedard

Driven by creativity and a strong passion for the Canadian hospitality industry, Chef Guy Bedard has built an impressive career designing and delivering luxurious and memorable food experiences.

After earning a degree in Culinary Skills and Management from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, Chef Bedard commenced his career in Kingston, Ontario at the Kingston Banquet and Conference Centre. Here, Chef Bedard worked alongside a kitchen bridge of 20 employees to serve galas of up to 400 guests. Providing a wealth of experience, this role required Chef Bedard to oversee all matters related to the operation and promotion of culinary activities, including offsite catering, health and safety regulations, inventory, upkeep and dietary and nutrition research.

From Kingston, Chef Bedard accepted a position as Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage Operations at the magnificent Touchstone Resort and Spa on Lake Muskoka, in Bracebridge, Ontario. There his unique approach and culinary creativity culminated in the Spas’ Taste Restaurant receiving recognition in Where Magazine as one of Canada’s “Top Ten New restaurants.” Chef Bedard has also served as Executive Chef and Executive Catering Chef at West Seventy 6 Restaurant and Brown’s Dining Solutions, both in Kingston, Ontario.

Presently, Chef Bedard is Chef de Cuisine at Killarney Mountain Lodge, situated on the Killarney Channel between Killarney Bay and Georgian Bay. With responsibility for conference and regular dining, Chef Bedard offers his own artistic menu of Georgian Bay Trout and Pickerel, Certified Black Angus Grille and Ontario Lamb, balanced by vegan and pasta dishes using the freshest of local ingredients.

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Main Dining Rooms

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 luxurious 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.

Great Room

A casual space where guests can drink, dine or simply unwind, the resort’s Great Room is a popular place 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.

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Carousel Lounge

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 James Dupuis.

Outdoor BBQ

Fish and chips, anyone? During the summer months, the Resort hosts a Traditional Killarney Fish Fry once or twice a week. 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. Ask at the reception desk for information on upcoming events.

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Curds n’ Whey

Sitting on the edge of the peaceful waterfront, a quaint cafe invites passers-by to stop for a cup of tea and a sweet treat. Offering some of Killarney’s finest baked goods, Curds n’ Whey is a popular meeting place for guests, staff and locals alike. The cafe’s fresh bread, muffins, tarts and squares pair beautifully with a warm coffee, cappuccino or latte. On a sunny afternoon, stop by for an iced coffee, cold beer or crisp cooler. Guests are welcome to enjoy the cafe’s waterfront patio or take their goodies to go, whether that be out on the water or on a stroll through the grounds.

Wine Cellar

The Killarney Mountain Lodge Wine Cellar is home to an exquisite repertoire of wine sourced from both local venders and wineries around the world. Holding up to 3000 bottles, the Cellar is crafted out of stunning reclaimed barn boards, some of which are nearly 100 years old. Temperature and humidity controlled, the Wine Cellar includes a tasting table for groups of up to 10 guests to enjoy.

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