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ciao! reviews manitoba heritage food celebrates nature 842 Corydon Ave. 204-284-7916 ripebistro.ca Holiday Season Nuevo Latino Style Dinner & Wine Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 5 course multi-choice prix fixe dinner for two + bottle of wine $95 (plus tax)* GREAT FOR GROUPS & PARTIES! *Throughout the year. Not valid on special holidays or with any other promotions. 1390 Erin St. 204-783-2813 LOTS OF FREE PARKING! 10 minutes from downtown, 7 minutes from the airport. Mon-Fri: Á La Carte Lunch 11:30 am-2 pm, Mon-Sun: Dinner 5 pm Chef Thomas Pitt draws from his roots to create delicious dishes Wed - Sat 5 course multi-choice prix fixe dinner $39 (plus tax) per person* among the city’s most memorable, but the nostalgic dishes are the true heart of Maxime’s Restaurant and Lounge. Maintaining its decades-old tradition, this multi-generational spot plates plenty of classic western European dishes. The restaurant continues to evolve with touches of Asian influence in classic continental dishes from chef Peter Long. An opening dining space is the result of a recent facelift. Spherical lighting reminiscent of tangled ribbon graces the grand room. Heat from fireplaces add warmth, while soft carpet amps up the cozy factor. Though the goddess pillars have been removed, the charm of the space remains. Maxime regulars, dressed for the evening in blazers and sparkly brooches, fill up the restaurant for dinner early. In the midst of Old World elegance, fusion influence creates some of the menu's most craveable dishes. Potstickers filled with sesame chicken and pork pack a ginger heavy punch. Standout shrimp citrus spinach salad brims with peaches, mandarins and succulent sautéed tiger prawns. Red wine burgundy mushroom sauce poured over tender veal imparts rich flavour. Side dishes add substance and heft. Steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots are accompanied by a choice of potatoes. Orange pecan walleye with a panko crust is another stunner. A sweet orange sauce laden with crunchy pecans provides a perfect accompaniment for dipping. Adding creativity to classics, Maxime's has hit on a winning formula to keep families returning for more memories. Maxime's Restaurant & Lounge is open Mon–Thu 11 am–10 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am–12 am, Sun 10:30 am–10 pm. 38 ciao! / oct/nov / two thousand fifteen