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SIP share summer PATIO NOW OPEN At the Sandman Hotel 1750 Sargent Avenue 204 788 2015 chop.ca Open Daily Mon - Fri at 11 am Sat - Sun at 4 pm WALK-IN GUESTS ALWAYS WELCOME INTERNATIONAL/ CONTEMPORARY The Beachcomber The Forks Market, 1 Forks Market Rd, 204‐948‐0020. This restaurant’s focus on seafood is a reflection of its stunning riverside views. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V The Blue Marble Restaurant & Lounge 1979 Wellington Ave, 204‐594‐1967. With greens grown on site, fresh delights are served up with artful presentations. Cavena risotto and tuna carpaccio are standouts. WA, LP, IA, A, M, V Enoteca A-1670 Corydon Ave, 204‐487‐1529. This intimate and ultra-hip space boasts an extensive list of wines and cocktails as well as a creative menu of exotic ingredients. WA, LP, IA, M, V Jane’s 504 Main St, 204‐632‐2594. Red River College’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute offers a unique dining experience where patrons interact with students as they execute an inspired menu. Open Tue-Fri for lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V. 295 York 295 York Ave, 204‐896‐7275. Sophisticated steak and seafood in a sleek blue-and-copper hued dining room. Feast on prime cuts of beef and tender half rack of lamb. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V The Mitchell Block 173 McDermot Ave, 204-949‐9032. Newly renovated Exchange District spot serves up an eclectic, Mediterranean influenced menu in an industrial chic setting. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V The Merchant Kitchen 314 Donald St, 204-615-2278. This recent open serves a mash up of street food inspired plates with Latin flavour and Asian fusion. WA, SP, LP, V, MC, A, IA The Palm Lounge Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway St. 1-800-665-8088. This swish lounge boasts an opulent ceiling and live jazz performances, while the kitchen presents stellar scratch-made sensations. WA, LP, A, IA, V, M, ATM Rudy’s Eat & Drink 375 Graham Ave, main floor MB Hydro Place, 204-421-9094. Diners enjoy mod steakhouse offerings like steak frites or grilled dijon salmon served with tomato jam and chickpea salad, in a high tech atmosphere with retro glam aesthetic.WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Star Grill Located across from Assiniboine Park, 2069 Portage Ave, 204-837‐STAR (7827). The menu is a fusion of Asian, Mediterranean and down-home continental dishes. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V bestlist Sydney’s The Forks Market, 2nd floor, 204‐942‐6075. This nationally acclaimed restaurant offers a five‐course evening menu for a fixed price of $55. Chef/ owner Michael Schafer uses ingredients culled from Israel to Hawaii. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Table Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, 204-948‐0085. Daytime diners have an intriguing view of the WAG’s rooftop sculpture garden. The varied menu offers Mediterranean inspired dishes. WA, LP, SP, IA, M, V, A ITALIAN/CLASSIC Brooklynn’s Bistro 177 Lombard, 204‐415‐4112. A lofty and elegant room features wood-fired pizzas and polenta with truffles. WA, A, IA, M, V Colosseo Restorante 670 Corydon Ave, 204‐284‐4977. Housemade, classic Italian fare satisfies comfort food cravings. A friendly environment makes this a favourite for many family outings. WA, SP, LP, M, V, IA Mona Lisa 1697 Corydon Ave, 204-488‐3687. The cuisine of the Grande family’s southern Italy home has been served here for more than 20 years. Several housemade pastas, traditional and gourmet pizzas. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V, ATM Tre Visi Café 926 Grosvenor Ave, 204‐475‐4447. Chef/owner Giacomo Appice is the talent behind this sophisticated bistro. His nationally recognized Italian- Mediterranean cuisine incudes the city’s most sumptuous gnocchi. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V ITALIAN/ CONTEMPORARY Amici 326 Broadway, 204-943‐4997. Executive Chef Patrick Shrupka leads a talented kitchen team that turns out inspired Northern Italian cuisine in an elegant space. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Bellissimo 1‐877 Waverley St, 204-489‐0495. This surprisingly sophisticated neighbourhood spot offers sublime fare, like the signature chicken linguine in Amaretto cream sauce. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V IA, M, V Bombolini 326 Broadway, 204-943‐5066. This wine bar offers an extensive menu of simpler, less‐expensive versions of Amici’s fine Italian cuisine in a bistro atmosphere. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Cafe Carlo 243 Lilac St, 204-477‐5544. This cozy, chic and consistent bistro serves dishes spiked with equatorial tastes and textures. Reservations recommended. WA, LP, IA, M, V, A 42 ciao! / june/july / two thousand fifteen