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I bonjour, mon ami The Esplanade Riel bridge is once again ready for diners looking for a sweeping view of the Red with their meal. The eagerly anticipated new tenant, Mon Ami Louis, is helmed by chef Luc Jean (leaving his RRC post at Jane's), and is staying true to its St. Boniface location with a menu of decadent, rustic French fare. Alsatian-style flatbreads with crisp crusts and pommes frîtes fried in rich duck fat are sure to draw ooh la la's. The restaurant will be open until the end of September and will be on call for private functions and events throughout the winter months. 50 Provencher Blvd, 204-942-1090.—JK food news I hemp heaven Snack lovers and health fiends have gone crazy for hemp hearts, the Manitoba Harvest superfood product winning fans with its sweet, nutty flavour. The newest iteration of these powerful seeds, hemp heart bites, allow snackers to refuel on the go. The bite sized pieces contain ten grams of protein and ten grams of omega 3 & 6 per 8 pieces, perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. Visit manitobaharvest.com—KC retail news I haute shop Giftware shop Five Small Rooms has relocated to swish new digs in a south side strip mall. Handcrafted and brand name home décor pieces are on display in the sleek space. Also find silky scarves, tote bags, Pandora jewellery and Kate Spade key chains and accessories, perfect for gifting or treating yourself. 2-1176 Taylor Avenue, 204-488-8099.—KC ciao!news I chic street The Provencher Boulevard shopping scene just got hotter with the addition of Bra Bar & Panterie. An expanded selection in the new location includes beach ready swimwear, with collections from Prima Donna, Fantasie, Freya, and Elomi. Sophisticated bras, lingerie, mastectomy products and helpful staff remain, offering professional bra fittings and expert knowledge on breast health. 100-160 Provencher Blvd, 204-231-3487.—KC culinary calendar I it's a date • Aug 1-31: Tour the globe one lunch at a time with Ciao! Taste the World. The month-long lunch event features ethnic eats and cultural mash-ups like Brazilian shepherd's pie with a cassava mash at Carnaval, or classy poutine at Resto Gare, topped with boeuf bourguignon. Lunches are $12 each. For details see page 31, or visit ciaowinnipeg.com for a complete list of menus. • Aug 2-15: It's that time again – Folklorama returns for the 46th year, with 43 cultural pavilions boasting traditional delicacies, music, and folk dances. See just how low a professional limbo dancer can go at the Caribbean pavilion, or taste freshly roasted coffee at the Ethiopian pavilion. Tickets: $6, $54 for 12 tickets. 204-982-6210 or folklorama.ca. • Aug 21-22: Local, national, and international blues performers take the stage at the Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival, while Kansas City Barbeque Society judges pick the champion griller at this cook-off meets concert. For ciao! / aug/sep / two thousand fifteen 5