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culinary calendar I fall feasts • Oct 14: See cutting edge food products face off in the 9th annual Great Manitoba Food Fight. The event, hosted by Manitoba Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development in partnership with the Manitoba Food Processor's Association and De Luca's, offers a chance for local entrepreneurs to present creative new edibles, like last year's winner, Jamore! Real Fruit Spread (pictured). Judges will award the top three contenders with prize packages to help get their products off the ground. Sample canapés made with the competitors' products and see a winner awarded at this fun night of tasting. Reception begins at 5:30 pm. Tickets: $20. Call 204‐841‐4084 to purchase. De Luca's, 950 Portage Ave, gmff.ca • Oct 16-18: Winnipeg's meeting place plays host to wines from across the globe at the International Wine Festival of Manitoba, put on by Fenton's Wine Merchants. Swirl and sip samples from more than 100 wineries, while Fenton's Gourmet Foods offers a cheese booth with hundreds of varieties to pair with vino. Free admission, sampling tickets 50¢ each. The Forks Market, 204‐956‐4613 • Oct 16: See chefs go head to head at the annual Gold Medal Plates competition. ciao!news Norm Pastorin of Cornerstone, Fabrizio Rossi of Nicolino's, Michael Schafer of Sydney's, Edward Lam of Yujiro, Jesse Friesen of 295 York, Melissa Makarenko of Resto Gare, Eric Lee of Pizzeria Gusto, and Eraj Jayawickreme of the VG Restaurant cook their hearts out for the cause. The event celebrates and supports Canada's Olympic athletes heading to Rio in 2016. Tickets: $350. RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave, 204‐793‐7422 • Oct 17: It's not your average toga party - the Winnipeg Art Gallery Ball offers the rare opportunity to dine surrounded by antiquity. The gala takes place inside exhibit Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin, and features live entertainment and auction. Proceeds support the WAG's Youth Outreach and Education programs. Tickets: $300. Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, 204‐789‐1765, galleryball.wag.ca • Nov 7: Take part in the glamour and elegance of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre's annual Black and White Ball. Dinner and dancing to live music takes place in the opulent historic Grand Ballroom of the Fort Garry Hotel. All proceeds support Royal MTC. Tickets: $225. Fort Garry Hotel, 204‐954‐6410, mtc.mb.ca • Nov 14: The Canadian Diabetes Association presents its annual Best Banting Evening to celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month. The event, held at Club Regent Casino, will be a glitzy ode to Las Vegas that goes all in on wine and dining. Live entertainment includes aerial dancers from Monica's Dance Gym, hypnotist Salish Jiawan, and the CBC's Janet Stewart, acting as emcee. Event begins at 5 pm. Tickets: $150. 1425 Regent Ave W, 204‐925‐3800 ext 224 or visit diabetes.ca for more information. Heading out. Hot and ready. 1775 Portage Avenue Winnipeg 204-885-5900 www.canadiansupershop.ca Manitoba Master Potters Wood-fired bowl by Alan Lacovetsky 778 Corydon Ave. (204) 475-8088 www.stonewaregallery.com ciao! / oct/nov / two thousand fifteen 7