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manitoba heritage food celebrates nature 842 Corydon Ave. 204-284-7916 ripebistro.ca Chef Thomas Pitt draws from his roots to create delicious dishes N estled in beautiful Niakwa Country Club, Tapastry is a culinary gem featuring an exquisite menu of shareable dishes in a contemporary scenic setting. For reservations and event bookings, call 204.256.7326 EXT 241 or email aayed@niakwacountryclub.ca niakwacountryclub.ca TAPAS – YOU’LL WANT TO “TRY” THEM ALL bestlist STEAK & SEAFOOD Chop Steakhouse & Bar 1750 Sargent Ave, 204‐788‐2015. The Shades‐of‐grey interior in this stylish and swanky steakhouse oozes sex appeal. Boasts in‐house butcher and pastry chef. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V 529 Wellington Steakhouse 529 Wellington Cres, 204‐487‐8325. A renovated historic mansion offers grand style along with top Canadian prime beef. Over 800 wine list selections. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Hy’s Steakhouse 1 Lombard Pl, 204‐942‐1000. A comfortably opulent, classic Winnipeg establishment for more than 40 years. Canadian prime rib and perfectly aged steaks are outstanding. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Rae & Jerry’s 1405 Portage Ave, 204‐783‐6155. Little has changed this steakhouse since its inception in 1957. Famous for liver and sandwiches. Reservations preferred. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V The Round Table Steakhouse and Brogue Gastropub 800 Pembina Hwy, 204‐453‐3631; 800‐B Pembina Hwy, 204‐453‐7980. Steakhouse in the style of a British pub, with billiards and open hearth. Adjacent Brogue Gastropub features globally influenced, meat‐focused plates for sharing. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V THAI [also see WORLD FOOD] Bangkok Thai 100 Osborne St, 2nd floor, 204‐474‐0908. Located within the beautiful courtyard at the corner of Osborne and River, this sunlit room creates the perfect setting for exotic Thai dishes served on elaborately decorated silver tableware. LP, IA, M, V Sukhothai 191 Osborne St, 204‐633‐6907. The comfortable modern interior is a good counterpoint to classic Thai cuisine. The perfect hot and sour soup and fresh fruit frozen drinks keep fans returning. WA, LP, IA, M, V VIETNAMESE [also see WORLD FOOD] Thanh Huong 534 Sargent Ave, 204‐774‐8888. French‐accented North Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. Satay beef noodle soup is satisfying. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Viva 505 Sargent Ave, 204‐772‐3167. Family‐owned and ‐operated West End hot spot. Traditional favourites like deluxe vermicelli and bánh mì are highlights. Shrimp and sour soup and sweet and savoury stewed basa also get top marks. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V 46 ciao! / aug/sep / two thousand fifteen