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now open I très belle The former home of Chez Sophie is now the city's newest French bakery, La Belle Baguette. Owner Alix Loiselle melds his Franco-Manitobain roots and classical training to create everything from delicate pâte à choux swans to rustic treats like pets des soeurs. Loiselle's time studying at Le Cordon Bleu and working with renowned pastry chef Daniel Boulud now translates into a space stocked with baskets of baguettes and boules, shiny croissants, sandwiches and quiches. 248 avenue de la Cathédrale, 204‐219‐2123—JK I fresh idea Corydon's newest addition for fast casual grub is Il Molino. A no-frills, cheap and cheery downstairs location is the setting for Danish smørrebrød, open faced sandwiches piled high with healthy fixings. Try traditional toppings like smoked salmon, pickled herring, and caviar, as well as ciao!news new openings and food and retail news thinly sliced veggies, cheese, and colourful fruits. In the midst of the city's current brisket and pork belly heavy sandwich renaissance, these healthful slices are a fanciful and fresh counterpoint.—JK food news I passport promotion Grey Cup passport holders who dine at 6 out of 15 participating restaurants will receive 6 unique stamps and a chance to win a trip to the 104th Grey Cup, or $1500 in restaurant gift cards. Passports will be distributed to Winnipeg Blue Bomber season ticket members who have purchased Grey Cup tickets, and visitors arriving at the airport during Grey Cup week. Visit 103greycupfestival.ca for information.—KC I happy anniversary One of the city's most venerable dining institutions is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Hy's Steakhouse has anchored fine dining in the city for six decades, acting as the site for many special occasion dinners. On a bittersweet note, general manager John McMillan is retiring from his 35 year post, handing the reigns over to Jason Sohor (pictured). Get in on the celebrations by sharing what you're celebrating with Hy's on social media using the tag #celebratewithHys for a chance to win a party valued at $1500. Visit hyssteakhouse.com/ celebrate60 for full contest details.—JK Photos courtesy of La Belle Baguette, Steve Salnikowski & Great Manitoba Food Fight. 6 ciao! / oct/nov / two thousand fifteen