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Beer: Blanche de Chambly

Each Tuesday, Savour Winnipeg features a new brew that’s either seasonal or the latest libation to hit the shelves. This week, we’re loving Unibroue’s Blance de Chambly. The first refermented white beer brewed according to Belgian tradition in North America Blanche de Chambly presents pale golden in the glass. Slightly cloudy, it maintains a creamy […]

Recipe: Tourtiere du Shack

Bon App├ętit magazine had an awesome spread on Martin Picard of Montreal’s Au Pied de Cochon including this recipe for the classic French-Canadian meat pie Tourtiere. Ingredients Crust 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups (4 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ cubes 1 teaspoon kosher salt Filling 1 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth […]

Wine: Warres Tawny Port

Every Wednesday, wine editor Alec Stuart shares a few tasting notes. This week we’re talking about Tawny Port. Being a tawny port, Warres 10 Year Old Otima is lighter in style but is packed full of luscious sweet flavours. I got the typical nuts, honey & dried fruit of a tawny port, but there was […]

Beer: Maudite

Each Tuesday, Savour Winnipeg features a new brew that’s either seasonal or the latest libation to hit the shelves. This week, we’re taking a closer look at Unibroue’s Maudite. This intensely red amber ale pours cloudy and presents a dramatic beige head. Aromas of malt, orange and spice like corriander and clove welcome the nose […]

The Peasant Cookery

Many said no to Oui: Bistro and Wine Bar. Not much appears to have changed since this exchange district spot rebranded as Peasant Cookery. Until you taste the food. Wow! Looking out (or in) from the park, where that cube that I love/hate glows in stark contrast to the character of the architecture, it’s hard […]

Beer: Raftman

Every Tuesday, look here for features on a seasonal beer or the latest libation to hit the shelves. This week, we’re loving Unibroue’s Raftman. On the pour, this malt ale displays a cloudy amber red colours presents a beige head. A delightfully complex blend of smoke, apples, caramel, and whisky malt greet the nose and […]

Beaujena’s

Since parting company with chef Blue Harlan in June 2009, owner Randy Reynolds donned the chef hat and hasn’t looked back. This is a man of many talents, an investment advisor by day, I wish he would quit his day job and cook full time because the dishes are well composed, clever, and delicious! With […]

Recipe: Split Pea & Ham Soup

There’s no better way to kill the chill of winter than a hearty bowl of this classic with a buttered wedge of artisan bread or, better yet, bannock. This surprisingly simple and frugal recipe will soon see you saving every ham bone you can get your hands on. Ingredients 1 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon vegetable […]

7 Try Before You Die Poutines in Winnipeg

Poutine. Said to be invented in Quebec in the 60s or 70s, it’s a quintessentially Canadian dish that’s gaining world-wide acceptance. Restaurants are taking it to new levels, giving the foundational french fries, cheese curds and gravy the deluxe treatment with surprisingly sophisticated accoutrements. Here are 12 try before you die versions available right here […]

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