Saturday was Canada Day, and as always, I was on the lookout for various food experiences as I traveled through some of the sites during the day. I started off my day with a visit to The Forks, made a brief trip through Osborne Village, back to The Forks, and then ended my day at the St. Norbert Celebration.
Along the way I made a couple of visits to the new Fools and Horses location at The Forks. I also stopped at the BBK Barbeque trailer for my lunch. I’ll be writing up both of those in the next couple of weeks.
The logo on the door of the Red Lake Coffee Co. Step Van.
The main reason I ended my evening out at St. Norbert was that Sweet Alibi was the closing act just before the fireworks. If you are a fan of close harmony singing, this Winnipeg trio is one that you need to check out as soon as you can. Continue reading
A few months ago as I was wandering down Marion Street, I noticed a sign for a new cafe opening in the bottom of a condo complex.I made note and a few weeks ago I paid my first visit to Baires Gelato & Cafe. I wasn’t in the mood for supper, but wanted a little something sweet to eat.
Being on the corner of the ground floor, the cafe has lots of window that give it a real bright feeling. There are several tables as well as about 8-10 counter seats along the Marion Street Wall.
The cafe offers a good selection of gelato, from Eva’s Gelato, along with a real good selection of sweets. On my first visit to Baires, I started off with an Americano to drink and had a piece of toffee cake to eat. From what I’ve learned some desserts are made in shop and some are brought in from places such as Goodies. I don’t know which category the toffee cake fell into but it was a real sweet treat. Rich and flavourful with a nice sponge to it.
My favourite item at Baires.
Over the last few months as I’ve headed down Sherbrook, I’ve noticed signage for a new chocolate shop called Decadence Chocolates. Finally, in the last month or so, Decadence Chocolates opened. The first thing I noticed when I stepped in was the brightness of the location. The woods are light coloured and the walls are white, with the production area on one wall, and several tables along the other. With the production area located in the open it also allows you to watch the chocolates being made while placing and waiting for your order.
Chili Hazelnuts from Decadence Chocolates. A nice little bit of sweet and heat.
Decadence is owned and operated by Helen Staines. Originally from Yorkshire she moved to Canada in 2001 and started on creating Decadence in 2015. The shop is clearly a labour of love, and a channeling of Staines’s love for all things chocolate. Continue reading