ness and flakes of briny bonito offsets the sourness of the pickles .
Each playful dish is a palate pleaser . The most elegant of all are the stunning sushi plates , most notably the sushi tower . The word , it seems , is out : it arrives at every table . This beauty is as delicious as it looks , layering seasoned rice , tuna , salmon , avocado and crab . Tempura crumbs , unagi sauce and spicy mayo bring it together . Salmon is equally impressive presented torched atop a pressed cake of rice . Much like his food , Truong ’ s approach to fusion dining is more about elegance than novelty , and the result is impressive . With each wow-worthy plate , diners sink further into his vision , experiencing flavour in unexpected ways — which is , of course , what eating out is all about .
A beautiful Exchange District heritage building — once the water pumping station for the city ’ s fire-fighting efforts — is now home to an industrial chic resto bar . The iconic blond brick building , the subject of developers for 30 years , finally has its new lease on city life .
The building is situated on Waterfront Drive directly facing its historical counterpart ( now occupied by Cibo restaurant ). At one time these pumping stations functioned together , one drawing water from the Red River and pumping it through an underground
tunnel to the other , where it was funnelled to staunch fires city-wide .
James Ave . Pumphouse pays homage to those days . The historic machinery and equipment is in full view behind floor to high ceiling windows spanning the entire interior space . Old fire hydrants , a reclaimed copper extinguisher adorning the bar and black and white photos of turn of the century Winnipeg nod to its original life .
The setting is steeped in history , but this new restaurant ’ s vibe and menu are decidedly modern . Young , stylish staff welcome young-at-allages patrons eager to see the re-imagined project .
Globally influenced dishes abound , symbolic of the cultural diversity of Winnipeg ’ s population today . Separate vegetarian and gluten free menus ensure everyone is welcomed .
Park Alleys is a reimagined bowling alley , restaurant , bar and live music venue . It is once again a place for neighbours and friends to meet , relax , enjoy a few games , a drink and a good meal . Lets make new memories that will last another 75 years !!!
730 Osborne St . 204.560.5067 parkalleys . com for Live Music Schedule
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