The name of Winnipeg’s hottest new dining destination is Jane’s (pictured), but it’s certainly not plain. Innovative and grand are more accurate descriptors of the 90-seat student-operated restaurant housed in a renovated heritage space. Today, the long-vacant Union Bank building is home to Red River College’s new Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, a cutting-edge training ground that is redefining culinary school in Canada. Here, students gain hands-on experience with real diners in two restaurant classrooms. The Culinary Exchange is a grab-and-go with short order favourites, while Jane’s offers upscale dining from a menu that changes monthly. At the latter, enjoy fine fare, like braised short ribs with tamarind sauce with truffle-scented grits, prepared by students in a sleek, open kitchen. 504 Main St, 204-632-2594.