CIAO! Kitchen Design Competition 2019

  Click here to see photos of winning kitchens from previous years   Do you have the best designed new or renovated kitchen in Winnipeg? Enter the Ciao! Kitchen Design Competition, presented by Steinbach Credit Union! A Grand Prize winner will be featured in Ciao! Magazine’s October Kitchen Design Issue, and receive a gourmet dinner for […]

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Ciao! August/September 2018 Digital Edition

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Ciao! October/November 2018 Digital Edition

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Ciao! December/January 2018 Digital Edition

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Ciao! February/March 2019 Digital Edition

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Restaurant Reviews April-May 2019 Tuxedo Village

Tuxedo Village Neighbourhood: Tuxedo Address: 2090 Corydon Ave Phone: 204-897-6565 Entrées: $12-$31 Since opening in 1998, Tuxedo Village Restaurant has become a neighbourhood fixture renowned for its offering of traditional Greek fare. Last fall, original owners George and Vicky Papaioannou retired to their homeland, selling the business to Paulina Jojnowicz, a staffer who worked with the family for the […]

Restaurant Reviews April-May 2019 Resto Gare

Resto Gare Neighbourhood: St Boniface Address: 630 Des Meurons St Phone: 204-237-7072 Entrées: $15-$37 Although days of travelling by train and luxuriating in posh dining cars may be nearing extinction, Resto Gare is keeping the grand experience alive at its location inside a restored 1913 St Boniface train station. The beloved family-run restaurant has been preparing authentic French cuisine […]

Restaurant Reviews April-May 2019 Nicolino’s

Nicolino’s Neighbourhood: Fort Garry Address: 2077 Pembina Hwy Phone: 204-269-5004 Entrées: $19-$32 For more than three decades, Nicolino’s has been heating up the south end of the city with its contemporary Italian fare that pays homage to owner Nick Zifarelli’s Italian heritage while incorporating locally-sourced ingredients.    The Fort Garry favourite eschews red-checkered tablecloths for something modern. Warm pendant […]

Restaurant Reviews April-May 2019 Bonfire Bistro

Bonfire Bistro Neighbourhood: River Heights Address: 1433 Corydon Ave Phone: 204-487-4440 Entrées: $16-$36 There is something so cheerful about each dish served at Bonfire Bistro. A warm, welcoming atmosphere mixed with the fiery aroma of an oak-fired oven lures hungry crowds from across the neighbourhood to the restaurant’s hearth. But it is head chef Shaun Ursell’s bright flavour combinations […]

Restaurant Reviews April-May 2019 The Palm Lounge

The Palm Lounge Neighbourhood: Downtown Address: 222 Broadway Phone: 204-942-8251 Entrées: $17-$45 The grandeur of the château-style Fort Garry Hotel is unmatched in Winnipeg, earning its reputation as the city’s finest haunt since 1913. Tucked behind the historic facade, marble floors transition into plush palm-adorned carpet upon entering the lounge. A striking stained-glass chandelier, originally from an early twentieth-century […]

New Restaurant Reviews

  New Restaurant Reviews The Palm Lounge The grandeur of the château-style Fort Garry Hotel is unmatched in Winnipeg, earning its reputation as the city’s finest haunt since 1913. Tucked behind the historic facade, marble floors transition into plush palm-adorned carpet upon entering the lounge. Read more…  Bonfire Bistro There is something so cheerful about […]

Ciao! ChocolateFest 2019

Corrientes 137 Bannatyne Ave, 204-219-5398 Dessert TWO SWEET CHOCOLATE EMPANADAS Nutella, dark Callebaut chocolate, banana chips served with chocolate ice cream and ganache Each for $7 Click the logo to go to the website            ______________________________________________________________ InFerno’s Bistro 312 Des Meurons St, 204-262-7400 Dessert CHOCOLATE POT DE CRÈME Baked chocolate custard Each for […]

In The Kitchen – Beaujena’s French Table

In the Kitchen chef Randy Reynolds’ menu:  

Randy Reynolds – Beaujena’s French Table

Trust the Chef Chef Randy Reynolds’ surprise menus excite the adventurous and push cautious diners out of their culinary comfort zone. By Carly Peters Chef Randy Reynolds sets down a plate on which pink smoked salmon is neatly stacked as a square tart, just warm enough to be offset by a smear of cool, fresh […]

Ciao! Cooks Inventive Pastas

Uncommon twists on an everyday meal. A piping hot bowl of noodles can’t be beaten on a cold, blustery night. Pasta provides an endless set of possibilities for layering flavours. Tomato sauces from the jar can be fine in a pinch, but let’s be honest, it barely beats ripping into a box of orange stuff […]

Penne Campagnola

Chef Giacomo Appice Tre Visi Cafe Chef “Jack” is a traditionalist at heart who appreciates the perfection of the classic Italian “mother dishes”. Spaghetti  puttanesca, like its original intent, is seductive with its aromas, and excites the palate with its briny boldness. This is also a great trick dish when only pantry staples are around. […]

Chinese Black Bean Vermicelli

Chinese Black Bean Vermicelli Equal parts tamarind, miso and hoisin are used for this recipe. INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1 1/2 tsp garlic, crushed 1 tsp ginger, crushed 1 1/2 Tbsp Chinese black beans 1 1/2 Tbsp tamarind, miso, hoisin mixture 1/2 cup demi-glace 1 oz white wine pinch each […]

Restaurant Reviews February-March 2019 Yafa Cafe

Yafa Cafe Neighbourhood: St James Address: 1785 Portage Ave Phone: 204-221-1636 Entrées: $10-$18 People of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and other Arab nations have been trading spices and perfecting recipes for more than 2,000 years, but closer to home, increased cravings for quick, healthy and inspired food options have made Middle Eastern fast-casual eateries like Yafa Café ever more popular. […]

Restaurant Reviews February-March 2019 Nick’s on Broadway

Nick’s on Broadway Neighbourhood: Downtown Address: 287 Broadway Phone: 204-615-2872 Entrées: $9-$14 There is more than meets the eye at Nick’s on Broadway, where chef/owner Nick Graumann has been slinging sandwiches and satisfying the busy lunch crowd since 2015. From first bite, it’s obvious that this is the place for sandwich snobs: this kitchen is obsessed with the details. […]

Restaurant Reviews February-March 2019 Kevin’s Bistro

Kevin’s Bistro Neighbourhood: Exchange Address: 141 Bannatyne Ave Phone: 204-221-5028 Entrées: $12-$23 Since opening its first location in 1999, Stella’s has been a Winnipeg mainstay thanks to its hearty breakfasts and health-meets-comfort menu. Now, its new sister restaurant Kevin’s Bistro is taking up this mantle with a tighter focus: mac and cheese. Most of the menu at this cozy […]

Restaurant Reviews February-March 2019 Circle Kitchen

Circle Kitchen Neighbourhood: Corydon Address: 1-709 Corydon Ave Entrées: $6-$13 The quest for eating the best of everything naturally attracts us to the hottest, newest, most creative kitchens in the city, motivating us to be open minded to trying the next new thing.  While eating vegetables is hardly a new idea, shifting diets toward plant-based foods is gaining […]

Restaurant Reviews February-March 2019 Red Ember Common

Red Ember Common Neighbourhood: The Forks Address: 1 Forks Market Rd Phone: 204-504-8998 Entrées: $14-$16 Hailing from a European tradition and quickly gaining popularity in Canadian cities, food halls are a unique dining experience that merges the convenience of a food court with the upscale, artisanal quality of a local farmers’ market. Already thriving in the food truck scene with […]

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