WINNIPEG, MB - Closed for more than a decade, Winnipeg’s only revolving restaurant has been reopened by Noel Bernier who owns the popular Hermano’s Restaurant in the Exchange along with other fine establishments.
We say, Bravo! The view is stupendous and there is nothing more exciting than being there during a prairie thunderstorm or when the Northern lights are dancing across the sky. However, if you are just thinking about the food, I have to say you will be impressed. The owners pride themselves on using farm-fresh Manitoba products, and it shows in the quality.
There is a wonderful brined pepper and mushroom salad, and I highly recommend the brined peppers. The appetizer of two giant prawns marinated with ginger and garlic then glazed with Manitoba honey was enough for a meal.
The Pork Wellington with apricots, leeks and roasted pumpkin seeds, spaetzle and local vegetables was delicious. The meal was flavourful, perfectly done and beautifully presented, the vegetables fresh and cooked to perfection. I was thrilled with the spaetzle. My companions were just as happy with the lamb and the venison scaloppini.
We simply did not have room for dessert; so if you have a hearty appetite, this is the place to be.
Dinner entree’s range from $24 to $48 (more if you want to sample the specially aged beef and elk menu), but it is worth it. The service was excellent and the wine menu complimented the food perfectly.
Prairie 360 offers Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and there is a kids menu. There is also a whiskey lounge on the floor below for more casual dining.
By Roger Monk