History Over Lunch
The School Fine Dining, Unionville upscale 320-seat restaurant, was originally built in 1888 as Hagerman Public School #8. The school originated in 1999 and maintained the architectural integrity of the building. The school today with its piano lounge, dining rooms and private rooms for banquets, remains a gathering place for the community.
Steak and Fish Menu Staples
Steak and seafood compile most of the school’s menu both at lunch and dinner. Traditional items such as Atlantic smoked salmon, is carefully smoked in Scotland, over oak chips made from mature whiskey barrels. Yellow fin tuna steak is pan seared and pepper crusted with a tangy roasted red pepper coulis. Beef medallion "Unionville" is composed of medallions of filet mignon sautéed in butter and red wine and served with mushrooms. An extensive wine list includes labels from Ontario, South Africa, France, California and Argentina.
Saturday evening patrons can enjoy the sounds of ivory keys when a piano player serenades over dinner. In the summer, the school opens its 80-seat seasonal patio. The 320-seat dining hall and 180-space banquet hall hold many weddings and private meetings. Brick and reds warm up the interior, floor-to-ceiling windows provide an open concept, meanwhile fancy chandeliers and glowing wall lamps reflect the era of the building. The School is the place for business people during the day, but after 5 p.m. the lights dim to a more romantic atmosphere. The dress code business-casual to say the least.