THE KITCHEN AT BENCH
Sea salt and fennel spiced potato chips with smoked pepper aioli, house beer nut clusters, spanish marinated olives
Warm buttered pretzel, house mustard, pickles and baby watercress
Hummus with tomato-chili and spring onion salad, extra virgin olive oil and toasted pita
Pork and Ginger dumplings, ponzu sauce, sesame, scallion and radish salad
Oven roasted Cajun rubbed chicken wings, buttermilk-blue cheese dressing, celery and carrot salad
Daily Soup. Ask your server for details
Rustic Italian with marinated artichoke, chickpeas and romaine hearts. Sopressatta, pecorino, red onion, olive oil and focaccia croutons
Iceberg lettuce, smoked bacon, buttermilk-blue cheese dressing, herbed egg salad, marinated cherry tomatoes, toasted garlic and herb breadcrumbs
Baby kale and arugula with celeriac, apple, pickled beets, whipped ricotta cheese, toasted hazelnuts and maple mustard vinaigrette
(all sandwiches are served alongside field green salad with shaved raw veg and maple mustard vinaigrette)
Overnight Pastrami with cider cabbage, aged swiss and stone mustard aioli
Overnight Porchetta with roasted peppers, caramelized onions, pecorino cheese, parsley and arugula pesto on De La Terre Ciabatta
Vegan Bánh mì with BBQ tempeh, chickpea and miso, cashew-coconut “cream”, pickled veg and fresh mint
(sub BBQ tempeh for brisket or pork to make the dish vegetarian)
Bench spiced nachos with BBQ brisket, cotija cheese, lime crema, salsa verde, fresh tomato salsa, pickled jalapeno and fresh coriander
Korean rice bowl with BBQ pork, quick kimchi, ginger-scallion rice, pickled cucumber and pineapple-chili salad
Braised lamb shank, herb roasted Yukon potatoes, root vegetables, red wine and natural jus
Baked macaroni and cheese with asiago, parmesan, bechamel sauce, and toasted herb breadcrumbs. Served with side field green salad with shaved raw veg.
1. Ball’s Falls Session IPA
ABV 4.5% | IBU 30 | 4oz $2.25 | 12oz $6
Dry-hopped for a juicy aroma of grapefruit and peach, it’s highly sessionable with a soft bitterness that delivers a balanced, dry finish.
2. Jordan Harbour Belgian Pale Ale
ABV 5.4% | IBU 35 | 4oz $2.25 | 12oz $6
Brewed in the Belgian style, this pale ale has delicate aromas of grapefruit, spice, with a dry, slightly bitter finish.
3. Lincoln Lager Helles Lager
ABV 4.4% | IBU 11 | 4oz $2.25 | 12oz $6
Lincoln Lager was designed to highlight the Bench water profile which lends perfect minerality to the style. Noble German hops create a balance of bitterness and malt.
4. Short Hills East Coast IPA
ABV 6.5% | IBU 40 | 4oz $2.50 | 12oz $6.25
This hazy IPA boasts juicy aromas of tropical fruit with a soft, round body and light bitterness.
5. No Coast IPA
ABV 5% | IBU 20 | 4oz $2.50 | 12oz $6.25
A small batch IPA featuring characteristics of both East & West Coast styles! Smooth and Juicy with notes of mango, melon, coconut and sweet pine
6. Green Fields Sour Ale
ABV 5.4% | IBU 5 | 4oz $2.50 | 12oz $6.25
Green Fields is a hazy, dry hoppped mixed fermentation ale that boasts bright aromas of lucious tropical fruit. Refreshingly tart and fruity with balanced bitterness.
7. Apricot Wildwood Barrel-aged Golden Sour
ABV 6.1% | IBU 5 | 4oz $3.50 | 12oz $8.25
Barrel-aged golden sour aged on Niagara Apricots. Bright aromas of stone fruit, marmalade tea and gooseberry.
8. Pinot Noir Wildwood Barrel-aged Golden Sour
ABV 9.6% | IBU 9 | 4oz $3.50 | 12oz $8.25
Aged in foeder and second use wine barrels, refermented on local Pinot Noir. Bright aromas of strawberries and cranberry with a tangy acidity and complexity that will develop with age.
9. Plum Darkwood Barrel-aged Dark Sour
ABV 6.8% | IBU 7 | 4oz $4 | 12oz $8.50
Barrel aged and finished on Niagara plums from our neighbours at Greenlane Farms. This dark sour displays light tannins and notes of stone fruit, dark chocolate and blueberry tea.
10. Folklore on Cherries Dark Sour
ABV 7.3% | IBU 9 | 4oz $2.75 | 12oz $6.50
Dark sour ale finished on Montmorency cherries from our neighbours at Cherry Lane. With aromas of tart cherry and graham cracker, this dark sour has a tangy acidity balanced by soft, raisin malt sweetness.
11. Fortified Amber Canadian Whisky Barrel-aged Sour
ABV 11% | IBU 5 | 4oz $3.50 | 12oz $8.25
Fortified is a small batch series featuring different expressions of Bench sour ales aged in barrels from Forty Creek. Fortified Amber is an award winning beer with notes of coffee, dried apricot and honeycomb that give way to a bright acidity and a velvety finish.
12. Fortified Golden Canadian Whisky Barrel-aged Sour
ABV 10% | IBU 5 | 4oz $3.50 | 12oz $8.25
Fortified is a small batch series featuring different expressions of Bench sour ales aged in barrels from Forty Creek. Fortified is both bright in colour and flavour. Displaying notes of honeydew, ripe white grape and toasty oak, this golden sour boasts a lively forward acidity.