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REGIONAL/CANADIAN Chew 532 Waterloo St, 204‐667‐2439. New mod rustic River Heights bistro focused on in season local tastes. Truffle fries and crisp pickerel with arugula and chickpeas tempt. WA, LP, V, M, IA. Fusion Grill 550 Academy Rd, 204-489‐6963. Talented Chef Lorna Murdoch uses fresh products sourced locally to create stunning Manitoba regional cuisine. The wine list is exclusively Canadian. LP, A, IA, M, V Gates on Roblin 6945 Roblin Blvd, 204-224‐2837. This elegant country estate has several rooms offering a charming, contemporary dining atmosphere. Pan- Canadian menu is strong on fish and meat. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Mise Bistro and Lounge 842 Corydon Ave, 204‐284‐7916. Skillfully blending regional mainstays with global accents, chef/owner Terry Gereta’s inventive menu wows. LP, WA, SP, A, IA, M, V Pineridge Hollow Off of Hwy 59, east on Garven Rd [PR #213] to Pineridge Rd, follow signs to Heatherdale, 204‐777‐3880. Located on the outskirts of Birds Hill Park, this beautiful restaurant also houses a tea room and gift shop. WA, LP, SP, IA, M, V bestlist Prairie 360 83 Garry St, 204‐505‐2681. Latest incarnation of the revolving restaurant offers up regional cuisine, such as venison sliders, with a view. Whiskey lounge two floors down features premium pours grouped according to flavour profiles. WA, LP, 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. The pan bagnat ups the ante on tuna salad with tuna steak, hard-boiled egg, and marinated vegetables. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V The Velvet Glove The Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Pl, 204‐985‐6255. Extremely high standards garnered this hotel a CAA/ AAA Four Diamond Award. Chef Eraj Jayawickreme wows with stellar presentation, meticulously thoughtful dishes, and unique applications of local flavours. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V SOUTH AMERICAN/ SPANISH Carnaval 270 Waterfront Drive, 204‐505‐0945. Winnipeg’s only Brazilian barbeque. 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. Argentinean-style pizza boutique serves up pies with unique toppings and empanadas in a historic Exchange District location. SP, LP, V, M, IA. Cafe Dario 1390 Erin St, 204‐783‐2813. Chef Dario Pineda‐Gutierrez fuses North American ingredients with Latin American spices. Outstanding fivecourse dinners for $35 prix fixe. LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Deseo Bistro 696 Osborne, 204‐452‐2561. Chef Scott Bagshaw serves up flavour-punched, Spanish-influenced 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 coriander crab and zippy chimichurri. WA, LP, 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 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 ciao! / feb/mar / two thousand fifteen 47