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Where to Eat Winnipeg

Hot Dining: Tre Visi’s Twin

River Heights has gained a dining gem with the recent opening of Tre Visi Café. The second location of the swish, highly regarded Italian restaurant features a pared-down menu and tasteful, contemporary dining room. Try Chef Giacomo Appice’s renowned pillows of gnocchi bathed in pesto cream sauce and new dishes, like a clever take on caprese salad made with roasted tomatoes and red peppers dressed in verdant basil pesto. 926 Grosvenor Ave, 204-475-4447.

Top 10 Restaurants in Winnipeg for Manitoba Regional Cuisine

Beet Stained Arctic Char - Fusion Grill

Top restaurants for Manitoba regional cuisine: beet-stained Arctic Char from chef Lorna Murdoch of Fusion Grill

Of all the restaurants in Winnipeg, those that use the bounty of Manitoba as their ingredients and inspiration have a special place in locals’ hearts. Whether they use grass-fed bison or Lake Winnipeg-caught pickerel, these 10 restaurants in Winnipeg serve great food that you can feel good about.

See the list of top 10 restaurants in Winnipeg for regional cuisine »


Best Restaurants in Canada to Open in 2012

Best Restaurants in Canada—Vancouver

The Vancouver pick on our list of the best restaurants in Canada to open last year (Photo: KK Law)

Where magazine’s Best Restaurants in Canada is an annual award program that celebrates the top dining establishments to open in the past year. Recognizing some of the best restaurants in Canada from coast to coast, this award serves as the highest recommendation from the editors of Where. One amazing eatery from each of the Where regions is highlighted below in the Best Restaurants in Canada 2012 list—Calgary, Canadian Rockies, Edmonton, Halifax, Muskoka-Parry Sound, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg. From classic comfort foods to refined fusion fare, this year’s selection offers a range of cuisines that’s as diverse as the regions they come from.

See Where’s picks for the best restaurants in Canada to open in 2012 » 

Hot Dining: Made with Love

At De Luca’s Cooking School, Chef Anna Paganelli delights diners and cooks alike with her delicious dishes and pearls of culinary wisdom. During her classes, guests watch, learn and taste as passionate Paganelli prepares and serves four Italian courses, from eggplant caprese salad to strawberry Mascarpone cake. Paganelli sums up her culinary career, including 26 years of teaching at De Luca’s, with this recipe for success: “Cook it with love. That’s my most important thing that you can do with your food.” Winter cooking classes run Jan 10, 15, 24 & 29; Feb 5, 19 & 26. 950 Portage Ave, 204-774-7617.

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: Cucina Changes

Popular Osborne Village watering hole Billabong Bar & Bistro has undergone a face lift and regime change. At the newly minted Billabong Gastropub, Top Chef Canada season one contestant Darryl Crumb (pictured) puts his spin on casual cuisine. Aussie-themed alligator and kangaroo offings have been replaced by breaded oyster po’boys and hearty beet borscht with double smoked bacon.  121-D Osborne St, 204-452-1019.

Hot Dining: Posh Peasant

At Peasant Cookery, Chef Tristan Foucault delights in transforming what might be waste into elegant, appetizing plates. This master of charcuterie cures everything on the board in-house, from beef tongue to porchetta di testa. Exciting renditions of classic French dishes feature elevated touches, like cassoulet with duck confit and housemade garlic sausage. Diners adore both the restaurant’s nose-to-tail philosophy and window-wrapped dining room, situated in the picturesque Exchange District adjacent to Old Market Square. 283 Bannatyne Ave, 204-989-7700.

Top 5 Unique Winnipeg Food Finds

Winnipeg Food Finds

Just one of our unique Winnipeg food finds—see “Stop #3”

Manitoba’s agricultural bounty and ingenious entrepreneurs make for many unique, fresh and coveted gourmet products. Pop into these local markets to score amazing culinary treasures and to stumble upon other great Winnipeg food finds.