Hot Eats Winnipeg - Crème DeL’Essence Cafe and Bistro

Hot Eats Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB. Have an open mind when you pull up in front of Crème DeL’Essence Café and Bistro and get ready to experience something unique. I was not expecting a restaurant of this calibre in the middle of an urban industrial park.

Black-and-white photographs adorn the pitch black walls, but the room is astonishingly bright due to their south facing windows. The menu is a basic laminated sheet, but this is where the mundane departs and luxurious food enters the scene. My lunch date and I started by sharing black garlic linguine with arugula and parmesan. The lengthy pasta ribbons and creamy sauce were offset with peppery arugula leaves.

My friend opted for an all-day breakfast item, choosing the ube pancakes. We were baffled by the purple flesh of the flapjack. With research, I discovered that the colour comes from the ube yam which is used in a variety of Filipino desserts such as ice cream, cakes, hopia, and halo-halo. The pancakes themselves were fluffy and delicious, sensational when topped with bruleed bananas and coarsely chopped hazelnuts.

Hot Eats in Winniepg - Crème deL’Essence Cafe and Bistro

I chose roasted Brussel sprouts enhanced by a pomme puree and more chopped hazelnuts. From our elementary French we thought that the pomme puree would be apple sauce, but was in fact a pureed potato as in pomme de terre or potato in French.

SmartBiz for Manitoba Post

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