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Hot Dining: Editor’s Picks: Top 5 Spots for Manitoba Regional Cuisine

Saskatoon berry pie from Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company

Manitoba regional cuisine marries nature’s bounty with local cultural flair. Here are our top five choices for tasty locally sourced eats in Winnipeg and nearby.

1. Country-loving creatures can relax in the great outdoors and dine al fresco on the deck of beautiful Pineridge Hollow. Flaky fillets of panko-breaded Manitoba pickerel are accented by the customary tang of tartar sauce and the option of earthy sweet potato fries. 67-086 Heatherdale Rd, Birds Hill Provincial Park, 20 km northeast of Winnipeg, 204-777‑3880.

2. Tuck into one of Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company‘s Saskatoon berry pies (pictured) for a true taste of Manitoba summer. Crumbly golden pastry cradles purple berry filling with sweet, wild flavour. 1 Forks Market Rd, 204-957-5097.

3. Fude’s savoury toadstool puffs are pretty parcels of puff pastry filled with an earthy medley of Manitoba button mushrooms, caramelized onions and local goat cheddar served with berry cream. 303-99 Osborne St, 204-284‑3833.

4. For a nutty coniferous offering seek out Deadfish Cafe and Lounge for its peppery arugula salad loaded with toasted pine nuts, a honey-laced herbaceous dressing and pungent curls of Grana Padano cheese. 1-167 Osborne St, 204-477-6609.

5. Stuffed inside mushroom caps, topped with Parmesan and swimming in a lake of garlic butter and white wine, Resto Gare & Train Bar‘s escargot raises snails to refined heights. Served with garlic bread to sop up the last drops of sauce. 630 Des Meurons St, 204-837-3624.

 

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