Canada is the largest producer of maple syrup in the world, Winnipeg chefs take full advantage of this sweet supply. From quintessential French Canadian desserts to savoury, contemporary applications this versatile ingredient is a star.
For a sweet finish to a sumptuous steak at 529 Wellington tuck into silky maple crème brûlée. This classic French custard is topped with a crackling disc of caramelized maple sugar and served with a house-made gingersnap. 529 Wellington Cres, 204-487-8325.
At Buffalo Stone Café, diners enjoy Manitoba meals and a breathtaking natural vista. After a romp through the wilderness a hearty sandwich of local Bothwell Swiss cheese and succulent maple ham is sure to hit the spot. FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd, 204-989-8370.
In the French Quarter, cozy haunt and music venue Le Garage Café tempts with maple and dijon crusted medallions of roasted pork tenderloin. 166 Provencher Blvd,
Blaze Bistro serves up a satisfying rack of brawny bison ribs enhanced by a subtly sweet maple, root beer and hoisin sauce glaze. Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Ave, 204-944-7259.
Although we think it’s always in season, Promenade Café and Wine’s maple sugar pie (pictured) tastes extra festive leading up to Festival du Voyageur. This rich French Canadian favourite is a joyous celebration of the baker’s trifecta: sugar, butter and cream. 130 Provencher Blvd, 204-233-7030.