Tastes Like Home
What does regional cuisine mean in Manitoba? These are just a few examples of restaurants with a mouth-watering answer.
Chef Jeff Mialkowski of Horfrost in Portage la Prairie prepares local products in a way that’s classic with a twist. Pineridge Hollow, near Birds Hill Park, is a country cottage restaurant featuring wild mushroom perogies on the menu - if not exactly the same as your grandma makes them, equally as delicious. Blaze Bistro in the Delta Winnipeg features bison and Manitoba pickerel, while The Current includes Manitoba elk as part of its offerings to be enjoyed while looking over The Forks, a historic gathering place. Fusion Grill was one of the forerunners in a return to regional cuisine, perfectly paired with Canadian wine choices by owner Scot McTaggart.
And if your sweet tooth is calling, try home-grown bakeries Cake-ology, Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, High Tea Bakery, Dessert Sinsations Café, Baked Expectations, or the artisan chocolates from Chocolatier Constance Popp.
Photo credit: Claudine Gervais