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During the entire month of July, these Winnipeg restaurants invite you to experience unforgettable 3-course meals. $38 menus *CAFE DARIO 1390 Erin Street, 204-783-2813 APPETIZER Soup of Chef Dario Pineda-Gutierrez the day plus shrimp and salmon ceviche a mi manera, served with traditional spicy guava sauce on the side. MAIN Manitoba farm raised bison petit filet wrapped with applewood smoked pork belly, served rare with wild mushrooms. DESSERT Chef’s delicious surprise. *FUSION GRILL 550 Academy Road, 204-489-6963 National Lentil Contest Menu: APPETIZER Smoked red Chef Lorna Murdoch lentil ”wings” with quinoa, brown rice, corn relish, chia seeds and goat cheese relish. MAIN Pan seared pickerel with red lentil flour, smoked beluga ravioli and pickled green lentil hollandaise. DESSERT Lentil flour brownie with red lentil ice cream and chocolate sauce. *HERMANOS 179 Bannatyne Avenue, 204-947-5434 APPETIZER Smoked salmon with housemade oat and hemp crackers, accompanied by pickled red onion and tomatillo purée. Chef Mark Pichette MAIN Pan seared duckchop served on top of a Romano and black bean salad with a honey lemon gastrique. DESSERT Lemon brownie topped with housemade strawberry rhubarb jam. *PRAIRIE 360 83 Garry Street, 204-505-2681 APPETIZER Mixed green salad with pickled local asparagus, house smoked farmers’ market Chef Rhys Pollard strawberries, and Bothwell goat cheese with a whiskey brown sugar drizzle and crispy fried barley. MAIN Braised Manitoba Elk osso bucco - served on green peppercorn mashed potatoes with a rich rosemary sauce and seasonal vegetables. DESSERT Dark Callebaut chocolate and Grand Marnier cheesecake with brandied Manitoba cherries. *RESTO GARE 630 Des Meurons, 204-237-7072 APPETIZER Chilled Vichyssoise soup with crispy scallion and chilli crab. MAIN Confit de canard crepes: sticky sweet ginger pulled duck, peppered stew, tangy pineapple salsa. DESSERT Nougat, Manitoba saskatoon, honey, pistachio, fresh berry and mint. TAPASTRY 620 Niakwa Road, 204-256-7326 Chef Melissa Makarenko A Sharing Menu for Two for $38pp will include: Chef Gord Harris Cucumber cups filled with a spicy crab meat salad, roasted beet salad, garlic shrimp and pork belly, beetroot gravlax, bison meatballs. DESSERT Chocolate Pâté - housemade chocolate pâté with berry coulis and salted caramel. Feature menus shown. Visit ciaowinnipeg.com or call the restaurant for details. Reservations required. Prices per person, excluding beverages, taxes & gratuity. ciao! / june/july / two thousand twelve 7