Piazza De Nardi Dessert GELATI TRIO 3 chocolate scoops from our gelato bar assortment (500 ml). $7 PATISSERIE TRIO 3 chocolate sampler pastries from De Nardi patisserie. $7 CAPPUCCINO/CHOCOLATE COMBO Cappuccino served with 2 chocolate sample pastries. $7 Café Ce Soir Appetizer BISON MEATBALLS Braised in a housemade marinade and served on chocolate brioche […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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Whether you dabble occasionally or fully commit to garden greens, these stand out vegetarian dishes will satisfy even voracious appetites.
As the season changes tuck into broth-taking super bowls.
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.
Winnipeg has its share of sweet spots to indulge, from specialty places to restaurants that execute after-dinner delights exceptionally well.
This city has its share of dining options in notable places, including our most illustrious park and our most infamous intersection.
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.
While Winnipeggers are known to hunt for bargains, we also know how to indulge.
Winnipeg’s multicultural citizens are well represented by a number of markets that import exotic ingredients and prepare ethnic specialties on site.