A hands-on, craft-beer making experience at Lower Fort Garry, national historic site.
There’s a better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than by hoisting a pint of Ireland’s finest and toasting to your friend’s Slainte (good health). A pint of smooth and creamy Irish stout is a rare thing indeed, and no, we’re not talking about green beer either.
We’re talking about tapping into the makers movement and in one afternoon, equipping you with the tools, techniques and knowledge to make your very own batch of craft-beer, an authentic Irish stout that can and will be ready to roll out on your friends on St. Patrick’s Day.
That’s right food fans, Ciao Magazine‘s Dine About Winnipeg event returns in 2012 and menus have just been announced. Running February 2 – 11, Dine About offers diners three course meals at the slightly higher than before but no less bargain prix fixe price of $28 or $36. Dine About 2012 participating restaurants are: $28 […]
Have you ever wondered what grows in the forests and wetlands of Winnipeg and is good to eat? Maybe you’re just curious about what wild food tastes like. Or perhaps you’ve wondered if you could survive in the wild if you had to find your own food. Savour Winnipeg has partnered with outdoor educator and […]
I’m embarrassed to admit how long it took me to realize that Cinco de Mayo actually meant the fifth of May. But I’m no clearer on the meaning or importance of this Mexican holiday. To quote a favourite Cake song, “I don’t know much about Cinco de Mayo, I’m never sure what it’s all about.” […]
A new culinarian was crowned king this weekend during an Iron Chef competition at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. The main event and every bit as crowd pleasing as the free meat treats handed out by several exhibitors, the competition took place as part of Centrex, Manitoba’s largest trade show for hotels, restaurants, bars and food […]
When it comes to treats for your sweet on Valentine’s Day, chocolate is passe. I smell sex and…bacon? I’m sure referencing Marcy Playground’s “Sex and Candy” song makes me a dinosaur, but the sex and candy centric theme for Feb 14 is also on its way to extinction. According to a recent national survey, when […]
Knife sharpening demo at d.a. Niels proves deadly dull. When I learned kitchen supply outfitter d.a. Niels was hosting a series of live demonstrations at their 485 Berry Street store February through March I couldn’t wait to get down there. My eagerness was only bolstered by Destination Winnipeg’s extensive, almost exhausting, 3-part account of Bistro […]
Well the credit card bills are rolling in and many of us are hunkering down for that post Christmas cash crunch. All too often that means I’m not dining out quite as much. The industry has long recognized this new year lull and it was a stroke of genius when food, fasion and style magazine […]
Although it was a stocking stuffer, my Microplane was one of the standout gifts of last Christmas. A Microplane is exactly that. It uses the principles of a woodworking plane, only miniaturized and specialized for kitchen duty. All the TV chefs seem to insist upon them. Therefore, I had to have one too. Hey, I’m […]