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Enoteca A‐1670 Corydon Ave, 204‐487‐1529. This intimate and ultra‐hip wine bar boasts a creative menu of exotic ingredients. Cheff Scott Bagshaw’s intricately presented plates are thoughtful works of art. WA, LP, IA, M, V Jane’s 504 Main St, 204‐632‐2594. Red River College’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute offers a unique dining experience where patrons interact with students as they execute an inspired menu often highlighting regional ingredients. Reservations recommended. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V 295 York 295 York Ave, 204‐896‐7275. Sophisticated steak and seafood is served in a sleek blue‐and‐copper hued dining room. Feast on prime cuts of beef, tender lamb, and playfully mod appetizers, like duck quesadillas. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V The Mitchell Block 173 McDermot Ave, 204‐949‐9032. Exchange District spot serves up an eclectic, Mediterranean influenced menu in an industrial chic setting. Meltingly thin carpaccio topped with crispy fried beef tendons is a delectable signature dish. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V bestlist The Merchant Kitchen 314 Donald St, 204‐615‐2278. This recent open serves a mash‐up of street food inspired plates with Latin and pan‐Asian flavours. Rare tuna tacos with smoky jalapeño salsa and som tum with ribbons of papaya and chopped herbs are globe hopping highlights. WA, SP, LP, A, IA, M, V The Palm Lounge Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway St. 1‐800‐665‐8088. This swish lounge boasts an opulent ceiling and live jazz performances, while the kitchen presents stellar scratch‐made sensations. WA, LP, A, M, V, ATM Rudy’s Eat & Drink 375 Graham Ave, main floor MB Hydro Place, 204‐421‐9094. Diners enjoy mod steakhouse offerings, like steak frites or grilled dijon salmon served with tomato jam and chickpea salad. Stylish cocktails lend a retro glam aesthetic. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Sydney’s The Forks Market, 2nd floor, 204‐942‐6075. This nationally acclaimed restaurant offers a five‐course evening menu for a fixed price of $55. Chef/owner Michael Schafer uses ingredients culled from Israel to Hawaii. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Table Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, 204‐948‐0085. Daytime diners have an intriguing view of the WAG’s rooftop sculpture garden. The varied menu offers Mediterranean inspired dishes. WA, LP, SP, IA, M, V, A ITALIAN/CLASSIC [see also WORLD FOOD] Colosseo Restorante 670 Corydon Ave, 204‐284‐4977. House‐made, classic fare makes this the place to sate Italian cravings. The warm and friendly environment is a favourite for family outings. WA, SP, LP, M, V, IA Mona Lisa 1697 Corydon Ave, 204‐488‐3687. The cuisine of the Grande family’s southern Italy home has been offered for more than 20 years in this casual neighbourhood restaurant. Several house‐made pastas, traditional and gourmet pizzas. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V, ATM Monticchio 684 Osborne St, 204‐477‐4773. This South Osborne mainstay serves traditional recipes in a contemporary space. Try the signature breaded veal topped with kalamata olives and Provolone cheese. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V 300 WINES 50 SCOTCHES 100% EXCELLENCE For intimate dining, business meetings or group events in one of our signature rooms, count on our culinary expertise to create a fine dining experience in an atmosphere rich with history. 185 Lombard Ave. (Near Portage & Main) 204-944-1180 www.baileysprimedining.com 38 ciao! / aug/sep / two thousand fifteen