Well we survived the supposed end of the world, time for an extra special
New Year's Eve.
And what better way to start it off than in one of Winnipeg's many fine
Whether you are looking for a jazzy new prix fixe menu, or some tried and
true classics from your favourite establishments, we've got you covered here at
SCENE with this little run down of what you can expect on the dining
circuit for the last night of 2012.
If luxury is your thing, then be sure to make your reservations to slip
into The Velvet Glove. With a seven course fixed menu featuring courses like
maple poached Quebec foie gras with vanilla waffles and sous-vide Waygu
strip loin with a bone marrow jus, your inner gourmand is bound to be satisfied.
But book now, because they're only doing one seating so guests can enjoy a nice
leisurely paced meal with plenty of bubbles.
Fude will be doing two seatings for the night, one at 6:30 and the other
between 8:30 and 9, with menus highlighting the best ingredients Manitoba has to
offer. The early seating will be five courses while the second seating offers
seven, both with expertly chosen wine pairings. They'll also have live music.
Mise Bistro will be doing a five course prix fixe featuring a filet with a
seafood sauce, while diners can also order whatever their little hearts please from the regular menu.
Want more indulgence? Well look no further than the stars of south Osborne,
Bistro 7 1/4 and Deseo. At 7 1/4, a decadent menu featuring Atlantic lobster will be served while
Deseo is going old school, with a menu featuring caviar, oysters and a foie gras
Deseo Bistro on Osborne (Google Maps)
As far as tapas goes, Segovia will actually be taking reservations for the
night (which they never do), while chef Adam Donnelly will be whipping up some
specials guaranteed to please.
Deer + Almond will be featuring some new winter items they are trying out,
while the regular small plates menu remains ideal for a crowd. (Plus chef Mandel
Hitzer assures us "it will most def be a party").
Also in the Exchange, Hermanos Restaurant and Wine Bar will be offering its
usual slate of live Latin music starting at 8 p.m. (but, with it being New
Year's, you know the band will be extra piquanté).
And if you're hoping to get a little Pizzeria Gusto action, we can save you some time. They're closed.
So go get your eat on Winnipeg, because you have all of 2013 to burn off