Eating is necessary for human survival, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining still while a curious velociraptor rummages through your closet. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get two appetizers at Fude Inspired Cuisine & Wine Bar (up to a $29.98 total value).
Fude Inspired Cuisine & Wine Bar’s adroit chef, Thomas Stuart, and his team of culinary artists dazzle palates with an inventive menu featuring dishes forged from locally sourced, grown, and harvested ingredients whenever possible. Eating ensembles can fuel chats and establish a table-wide chewing rhythm over a pair of appetizers such as house-made Manitoba pickerel cakes haberdashed with dollops of cucumber-cilantro chutney. Perform a citizen's arrest of garlic bread before it escapes into the beet-infused depths of the Beet this Hummus while keeping an eye on Toadstool Puffs of button mushrooms and goat cheddar under blankets of puff pastry. Chefs deftly navigate the no-man's land between sweet and savoury as they assemble Chili Chocolate Chicken skewers, dusting Manitoba chicken tenderloin in cocoa and chili powder before gilding it in a Callebaut dark-chocolate sauce balanced out with a piquant cayenne cream.
Fude Inspired Cuisine & Wine Bar
Owner Chris Fougere has a hand in every aspect of Fude Inspired Cuisine & Wine Bar, from personally interviewing the staff to coming up with names for each of the menu’s equally inventive dishes. A seasoned player in the restaurant industry, Chris uses every ounce of his creativity to create an inspired dining experience, saying, “Our goal, in no uncertain terms, is to wow our guests." The menu features culinary classics with twists, such as free-range-chicken skewers covered in a dark-chocolate sauce and topped with a dollop of cayenne cream or button mushrooms and local goat cheddar covered with puff pastry and berry cream. Nearly every dish highlights seasonal Manitoba vegetables, meats, and seafood, backed by an assortment of vegan and gluten-free fare and tofu shadow puppets.
In addition to the dine-in experience, Fude offers lunch, dinner, and cocktail-party catering services ranging from appetizers only to four-course meals with wine parings. An extensive drink menu features classic and house-formulated martinis as well as Fude-exclusive house wines named by Chris himself.