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Winnipeg’s 5 Best Crème Brûlée Offerings

Winnipeg Creme Brulee

Our guide to Winnipeg’s Crème Brûlée (Photo: mrgarin)

This French classic can be found here, there and everywhere, but it takes a true torch and sugar master to nail it. Here, we bring you a rundown of the Winnipeg’s best crème brûlée offerings. Indulge in local chefs interpretations of this rich dessert topped with tantalizing discs of crackling caramelized goodness.


Hot Dining: Mama Mia! What’s New at Halifax’s Italian Restaurants

Dessert from Il Mercato

Il Mercato, a popular trattoria with locations on Spring Garden Road and at Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, offers a top-notch casual Italian menu. A new summer menu has fare such as flash-fried calamari with roasted garlic, tomatoes and chilies, and lamb chops crusted with Sicilian pistachios and breadcrumbs, served with fresh mint. A decadent summer tiramisu is the perfect coda.

After 15 years in its old spot, popular Dartmouth eatery Rocco’s Italian Ristorante is in a new location at Baker Drive. As regulars would expect, the menu still highlights Southern Italian favourites, paired with Italian wines. Try the house specialty Capasante alla Rocco (scallops simmered in Marsala wine and demi-glaze).

Hot Dining: Best New Restaurants 2011: Deseo Bistro

From tapas to chic burgers, Winnipeg’s top new restaurants serve the best bites around. Deseo Bistro tops the list. It’s been chosen one of Canada’s Top 10 New Restaurants by the editors of Where Canada. (more…)

Hot Dining: Best New Restaurants 2011: Brooklynn’s Bistro

With Italian restaurants seemingly on every corner in Winnipeg, it can be hard to separate prime pasta from ‘past their prime.’

Brooklynn’s Bistro is firmly entrenched in the former category. (more…)

Hot Dining: Best New Restaurants 2011: Elements

At Elements, food is smart, well executed and environmentally conscious just like its home, the new Richardson College for the Environment and Science complex. (more…)

Hot Dining: Editor’s Pick: Top 5 Plates for Sharing

Shopping for the holidays is no easy feat but there’s no need to go hungry in the process. Schedule a stop at any one of these outstanding city bistros for a few bites to share amongst friends.

Inside Bistro 7 1/4, saddle up to the chef’s table in the middle of the intimate dining room for a heaping plate of mussels and crispy, shoestring frites. Perfect for sharing, nine flavour combinations will suit any mood but the fennel, leek and pernod hit a subtle sweet note. 725 Osborne St, 204-777-2525. (more…)

Hot Dining: Viva Vietnamese

Watching Linh Tran expertly man a sizzling hot wok while simultaneously tending grilled pork, it’s clear she’s in her element inside Viva restaurant. Viva’s Vietnamese food, with its French, Chinese and Indian influences, has earned a loyal following. From bánh mì to deluxe vermicelli to sweet and savoury stewed basa, the 50-seat West End eatery delivers well-executed Vietnamese classics. Authenticity rules inside the family-run business right down to the herbs and spices, many of which are sourced directly from Vietnam. 505 Sargent Ave, 204-772-3167.