Chesswood’s New Year’s Menu– Reserve Now Before it’s Sold Out!




Chesswood will forego their regular menu on New Year’s Eve for this specially selected menu created by Chef Dan Serson especially for New Year’s Eve..

Open New Year’s Eve from 4 p.m until closing. Reserve now!

151 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V2
(613) 492-4377
Please note that Chesswood will be closed after New Year’s Eve and re-open January 10th.


NEW YEARS MENU                      $65.00 per guest


Pork Belly & Scallops bourbon jus, onion jam and chives.

Jumbo Crab Cake -corn puree, green pea emulsion, lime aioli.

Caesar Salad -fried capers, apple wood bacon, shaved Parmesan, boiled egg.

Gnocchi with Garlic Cream Sauce-with crispy prosciutto, sweet peas and shaved Parmesan.




Filet Mignon,

Wild mushroom Madeira Sauce served with roasted winter vegetables and Parisian potatoes.


Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken,

Stuffed with spinach, garlic, aged cheddar, pecans and Parmesan served with Parisian potatoes, winter vegetables, and a red pepper sauce.


Garlic Crusted Salmon,

Tomato and basil relish, barley risotto, lemon asparagus, chives.


Pork Porterhouse,

With Parisian potatoes, winter vegetables, maple bourbon bacon jam.


Rack of Lamb,

Herb crusted, barley risotto, Shiraz reduction, winter vegetables.


Pesto Linguine,

Cajun pecans, marinated tomatoes, fresh basil, roasted garlic, shaved parmesan.



Bailey’s Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake, raspberry sauce, white chocolate.

Grand Marnier Bread Pudding, warm crème anglaise and maple ice cream.

Tiramisu, fresh raspberries, rum caramel, maple whipped cream and dark chocolate.

Open New Year’s eve from 4 p.m until closing. Reserve now!

151 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V2
(613) 492-4377


Please note that Chesswood will be closed after New Year’s Eve and re-open January 10th.

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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