A few months ago I was doing some volunteer work with a group for men wanting to change their lives. The work itself was incredibly rewarding but little did I know that I had gastronomic reward also waiting for me. At the end of the course our group facilitator Mel handed me a thank you card for all of my efforts. Inside was a gift certificate for any number of city restaurants in the WOW! chain of establishments. But this certificate came with certain restrictions.
In her patented stern yet amazingly gentle way Mel informed me that I could use the certificate at any one of the WOW! restaurants as long as I chose The Peasant Cookery. During the course Mel and I had often talked about our passions for finding great meals separate from the throng of mundane chain establishments that seemed to be sucking the life out of the Winnipeg dining scene.
In any case when I arrived home from work yesterday I could tell that Darlene was itching to go out on the town for dinner. She suggested Hermanos, an all time favorite steakhouse of ours, until I remembered that gift certificate I had tucked away in my wallet a few months ago. I suggested the Peasant Cookery and within minutes we were out the door and headed down to the exchange district in search of a great meal.