Highlights From Our Current Issue

Mar
29

CIAO! Kitchen Design Competition 2017

Click here to see photos of past winning kitchens   Do you have the best designed new or renovated kitchen in Winnipeg? Enter the Ciao! Kitchen Design Competition, presented by Steinbach Credit Union! Our Grand Prize winner will be featured in Ciao! Magazine’s October kitchen design issue, AND receive a gourmet dinner for six prepared […]

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Mar
29

Nathalie Gautier – L’epi de blé

 By Arvel Gray Sweet delicacies are having a moment in the sun, from the macaron explosion originating in Europe to SoHo’s towering, candy crusted shakes. Yet for Nathalie Gautier and her husband, Gilles, Instagram-worthy desserts are not a fleeting trend but a representation of years of hard work mastering time honoured techniques. Their bustling Main […]

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Mar
29

White Chocolate Tart

Owner/Baker Nathalie Gautier L’epi de Ble White chocolate ganache is whipped until light as air and used to top this dreamy treat. Nathalie imports gold glitter glaze to fill the raspberries for a luxurious look. INGREDIENTS Almond Crust 2 cups flour 2/3 cup salted butter 3/4 cup and 1 Tbsp icing sugar 1/3 cup almond […]

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Mar
29

Coulants au Chocolat

These rich morsels break open to reveal a gooey truffle centre. Crème anglaise, poured on just before serving, is the final flourish ingredients Cake 7/8 cup chocolate 1/4 cup butter 3 eggs 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup flour Truffle Centre 1/2 cup dark chocolate 1 tsp whipping cream (35%) pistachio, to taste Crème Anglaise 1 […]

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Mar
29

Religieuses

Owner/Baker Nathalie Gautier L’epi de Ble This fancy cream puff’s name means “nun”, inspired by their traditional habits. INGREDIENTS Pâte à Choux 2 cups water 1 tsp salt 7/8 cup butter 1 Tbsp sugar 2 1/2 cups flour, sifted 9 large eggs Crème Pâtisserie 11 egg yolks 1 1/4 cup sugar (divided) 1 L whole […]

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Mar
29

Chocolate Mousse Crème Brûlée

Owner/Baker Nathalie Gauthier L’epi de Ble Layers of rich mousse and silky crème brûlée make up this decadent cake. INGREDIENTS Vanilla Cremeaux 1 vanilla bean 3/4 cup milk 3/4 cup cream 5 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp gelatin Chocolate Mousse 2 cups whipping cream (35%) 7/8 cup dark chocolate (56% cocoa) Chocolate Sponge […]

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Mar
29

Vegan Donuts

  Vegan Doughnuts Chef/Owner Amanda Kinden Oh Doughnuts These light and fluffy doughnuts prove diet restrictions don’t sacrifice indulgence. Visit ciaowinnipeg.com for topping recipes. INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 cup warm water 1 1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast 4 1/8 cup flour (plus extra for kneading) 2 flax eggs (combine 2 Tbsp ground flax seed and 5 […]

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Mar
29

Doughnuts

  Doughnuts Head Baker/Cloe Wiebe Bronuts These rich and pillowy doughnuts are versatile vehicles for any flavour combination. More topping recipes can be found at ciaowinnipeg.com. 4 Tbsp active dry yeast 12 1/2 cups flour 3 1/5 cups milk 5 eggs 1 1/3 Tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup sugar 1 3/4 tsp salt 3/4 cups […]

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Mar
29

Manitoba Freakshake

  Manitoba Freakshake Mile-high milkshakes are the indulgence du jour, popping up everywhere from Pâtissez in Canberra, Australia to  Black Tap in NYC. We bring the trend home with a ‘Peg-centric version topped with shmoo and local candy. Ingredients 2 Tbsp butter 1 cup icing sugar 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3 cup milk chocolate, melted 3 Tbsp […]

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Mar
29

New Restaurant Reviews

New Restaurant Reviews La Roca Two tables over, a server ceremoniously slides two brimming shotglasses across the table’s surface and begins describing the flavour profile of an aged tequila. Nearby, a circle of jerseyed Jets fans crowds closer to their table to “ooh” and “ah” over the racks of tacos jostling for space. Read more… Cafe […]

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Best List

Feb
1

Best Global Pancakes

  Pancakes have taken myriad forms around the world. It seems that nearly every culture has its own time-honoured version of a thin, cake-like dish cooked on a griddle.

Best Food Trucks in Winnipeg
May
28

Best Food Trucks in Winnipeg

The annual flood of food trucks onto summer streets shows no sign of slowing down. Our favourite meals on wheels are packing out Broadway every weekday, and this year, a new ‘food truck alley’ along Israel Asper Way has everyone meeting at The Forks. Owning a food truck has proved to be a great way […]

May
27

Best Patios in Winnipeg

Your Winnipeg summer patio guide to the 40 top patios in the city

Apr
15

Best Vegetarian Dishes

Whether you dabble occasionally or fully commit to garden greens, these stand out vegetarian dishes will satisfy even voracious appetites.

Satay beefsoup by Thanh-Huong
Oct
2

Best Soups

As the season changes tuck into broth-taking super bowls.

Banh Mi sandwich by Viva Vietnamese Restaurant
Oct
2

Best Sandwiches

Sandwich legend has the bread-bound dish invented by John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, as a one-handed solution to sustenance while playing cards.

Jun
20

Best Desserts

Winnipeg has its share of sweet spots to indulge, from specialty places to restaurants that execute after-dinner delights exceptionally well.

Resto Gare
Jun
20

Best Rooms With A View

This city has its share of dining options in notable places, including our most illustrious park and our most infamous intersection.

Stella's
Jun
20

Best Breakfast

Lingering over coffee and eggs in a sunlit café with a pal or the paper is a certain, simple and shared pleasure and Winnipeg is spoiled when it comes to delightful daybreakers.

The Fort Garry Hotel
Jun
20

Best Luxe Dining

While Winnipeggers are known to hunt for bargains, we also know how to indulge.

La Grotta Mediterranean Market
Jun
20

Best Ethnic Markets

Winnipeg’s multicultural citizens are well represented by a number of markets that import exotic ingredients and prepare ethnic specialties on site.