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5 Amazing Winnipeg Restaurants That Blend Food and Art

Photo by Ian McCausland

Photo by Ian McCausland

Some say that food is art; others consider art food for the soul. These savvy local restaurants take a holistic approach, offering diners a double dose of culture.

Located atop the nations’s oldest public art gallery, Table (pictured above) has a refined menu inspired by the gallery’s feature exhibit.
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, 204-948-0085, website.

The prosciutto and fig pizza at Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery salutes creativity with an inspired combination of texture and flavour mimicked by the stunning work of Manitoba artists on the walls.
Grant Park Shopping Centre, 1120 Grant Ave, 204-975-2659, website.

The two levels of South Osborne’s Deseo Bistro are always adorned with the art of friends and employees. Artist’s work whet appetites for playful plates like sweet and sour anise-laced chorizo and figs.
696 Osborne St, 204-452-2561, website.

Cafe Carlo displays pieces by Winnipeg artists and has an intimate interest in creation, as Executive Chef Dave Hyde is a painter himself. Pan-fried pickerel is artfully enhanced by a brown butter vinaigrette with parsley and just a hint of garlic.
243 Lilac St, 204-477-5544, website.

Local graffiti artist Pat Lazo brings street art indoors with edgy murals. The vibrant Asian-Latin mash ups on the menu are reflected in the décor at The Merchant Kitchen, where a giant red rooster dominates the rustic-chic brick wall. Tuck into sushi burritos and rice bowls at Chosabi, and feast eyes on a beautiful koi fish which symbolizes prosperity and success.
The Merchant Kitchen, 314 Donald St, 204-615-2278, website.
Chosabi, 100 King St, 204-615-8338, website.

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