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bestlist Ripe 842 Corydon Ave, 204‐284‐7916. Chef/ owner Thomas Pitt serves inventive applications of regional and heritage ingredients. LP, WA, SP, A, IA, M, V Smith 75 Forks Market Rd, 204‐944‐2445. Plays on plaid and nostalgic Canadian touches offer a backdrop to scratchmade regional cuisine. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V The VG Restaurant The Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Pl, 204‐985‐6255. Chef Eraj Jayawickreme wows with stellar presentation, meticulously thoughtful dishes, and unique applications of local flavours. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V RIBS The Rib Room Best Western Charterhouse Hotel, 330 York Ave, 204‐942‐0101. This long‐time local favourite has built its reputation on ribs, but the extensive menu also includes lamb, prime rib and filet mignon. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V SOUTH AMERICAN/ SPANISH Carnaval 270 Waterfront Drive, 204‐505‐0945. Winnipeg’s only Brazilian barbeque has carved out a sizzling carnivore’s paradise in the Exchange District. Juicy cuts of beef, lamb, chicken and pork are carved by gauchos tableside. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria 137 Bannatyne Ave, 204‐219‐5398. Pizza boutique serves up pies with unique toppings in a historic Exchange District location. Empanadas are divine. SP, LP, IA, M, V Café Dario 1390 Erin St, 204‐783‐2813. Colombiaborn Chef Dario Pineda‐Gutierrez fuses North American ingredients with Latin American spices. Outstanding fivecourse dinners for $39 prix fixe. LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Deseo Bistro 696 Osborne, 204‐452‐2561. Share plates of flavour‐punched, Spanishinfluenced food. Divine housemade mac and cheese with chorizo is an addictive menu standard. LP, IA, M, V. Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar 179 Bannatyne Ave, 204‐947‐5434. This rustic Latin eatery is the perfect place to nibble on tapas or enjoy colourful mains such as the steak topped with crab chèvre cream and zippy chimichurri. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Segovia 484 Stradbrook Ave, 204‐477‐6500. This trendy tapas restaurant features tastes of Spain in Chef Adam Donnelly’s creative shareables. Supple ricotta gnudi with sage, Pecorino and butter is sublime. WA, LP, SP, IA, M, V Real food from the land… At Peasant Cookery we have a passion for transforming fresh ingredients into original and trend-forward cuisine. Our rustic, seasonally inspired menu, famous housemade charcuterie, combined with exceptional service and inviting bistro atmosphere, are an experience not to be missed! 100-283 bannatyne avenue, winnipeg | 204.989-7700 wowhospitality.ca ciao! / aug/sep / two thousand fifteen 45