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New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Menu!

The Carleton Kitchen has put together a really lovely (and yummy, we've tried it!) Prix Fixe menu for New Year's Eve. It's a three course meal - with appropriate wine pairings from our sommelier - and will be available all evening for $50. Here's what's on offer...

Scallops Three Ways - Grilled with raspberry coulis, Creveched and seared & Naked

Served with a crisp, fresh Squealing Pig Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Pomegranate Lamb Rack - with "Forbidden" black rice & roasted seasonal vegetables

Served with Cycles Gladiator Petit Sirah

Spiced Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Served with Villa Teresa Prosecco

Holiday Hours... and other important stuff

It's not looking much like Christmas right now - which is perfectly fine by us - but like, er, Christmas, it's coming and fast!

Just so you know, we'll be closed on December 24th and 25th so our long-suffering staff can have some time with their families but we'll be open on Boxing Day at 5 PM and hope you'll come visit us if you're shack-happy and/or looking for a place to meet friends in town for the holidays. We wish you and yours all the best over the festive season and if someone finally gets a pony for Christmas, please let us know.

We will also be closed on New Year's Day but are definitely open on New Year's Eve for The Carleton's Fun, Affordable Night Out with The True Love Rules + The Navy Brats providing the evening's rocking entertainment. Advanced tickets are only $12.50 or it'll be $15 at the door.

Our kitchen will also be preparing a special NYE Prix Fixe menu with optional wine pairings that we promise will be very, very yummy - and affordable - so give us some serious consideration when making plans for your New Year's Eve experience!

Winter's Coming - Yeah, I know, that sucks...

The unavoidable winter is headed our way - I know, I know, that sucks badly - but there's not much any of us can do about it.

So, as always at this time of year, The Carleton will be closed during the day on Saturdays starting December 6th and closed on Sundays unless we have a show scheduled.

Speaking of winter, the holiday season is rapidly approaching and if you haven't made your corporate or office Christmas party arrangements yet, why not give some thought to doing it at our place? We can handle groups of almost any size - in our private dining room or the main restaurant - and we love doing them!


Nova Scotia Music Week was good to us this month. The Carleton Music Bar & Grill won its 5th Venue of the Year award and I was also awarded Promoter of the Year. It's nice to win awards and we never get tired of them really. Mostly because they let us know that folks in the music community know what we do and, better yet, appreciate it. Peer recognition is the best kind of recognition, at least in our books.

So thanks to Music Nova Scotia and thanks to everyone who thought we were worthy of the accolades. I would, personally, like to thank Jon Cornwall and Stephanie Smith for their stellar efforts on behalf of the business, as well as all our servers and to Jeff Preston and his crew in the Carleton kitchen. Without them, there is no Carleton and there are no awards.

And speaking of AWESOME...

Another reason why we win awards is that we provide a stellar performing space for some of the country's most significant and talented artists. This was evidenced recently by the three sold out shows we just did with Blackie & the Rodeo Kings (Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden and Tom Wilson). If you live in Halifax and didn't (for some unfathomable reason) get it together to get tickets for any of these shows... well, I honestly don't know what to say.

Hands down, three of the best nights of music we've ever had the pleasure of presenting at our venue. Mind-blowingly good. The word AWESOME (in its actual meaning) immediately comes to mind. Cannot overstate just how brilliant every night was.

And we have lots more on the horizon. Check the listings to the left and get it together to come to see a show soon. There's a reason why we win these awards folks.