312 Rue Des Meurons Street Winnipeg, MB
Dine About Winnipeg is the city’s hottest annual restaurant event that seeks to satisfy the pleasantly curious and mouthwatering desires of eager patrons across the city. A three-course, set price dinner (either $28 or $36) allows one to visit a restaurant and taste exquisite dishes that may have been overlooked in the past, totally guilt-free. This year it occurred over a delicious 8 day span from February 2-10 and beautifully showcased the best of Winnipeg’s culinary talent.
Infernos Bistro was at the top of my list to visit.
Located in St. Boniface or the French heart of the city, Infernos gives off both a casual and upscale aura, leaving me to soak in comfort knowing I was sipping from one of their cheaper bottles of wine (Corte Giora).
The interior is inviting and warm on a brisk winter night; soft candlelight illuminate the tables and boisterous chatter tickles your ears as you stroll into the restaurant. Tantalizing aromas immediately flood your nose and your gaze is drawn to the left – the rustic kitchen is just meters away and busy with passionate cooks. Plates of art flow out of the kitchen every few minutes, carried away by friendly and knowledgeable servers.
To begin my dining experience, I chose the Lobster Pot Stickers hors d’oeuvre, crispy lobster pot stickers served over a deliciously sweet chili cream and lightly drizzled with Saigon sauce.
My entree of choice was the juicy Texas Longhorn served over a piri-piri sauce with a chimichurri and topped with a herb ricotta crust. My dish was also served with crispy roasted potatoes and tasty seasoned vegetables.
To complete my experience at Infernos, I chose the Biscotti Baileys Creme Caramel which was a good balance of textures and sweetness.
I will be sure to return on a breezy summer night to enjoy their lovely patio.