Without the complex flavours of cheese, the earthy notes in wine would taste blasé and pizza crusts would just be overwhelming crackers. Give cheese its proper due with today's Groupon: for $10, you get four imported specialty cheeses at The Bake Oven (a $27.96 value).
Since its 1955 beginnings as a corner bakeshop, The Bake Oven now lavishes Winnipeggers with imported specialty foods and treats including European delicatessen items. Today's deal procures a choice of four specialty cheeses—olive-and-tomato, chili sambal, walnut, and goat cheese—ferried fresh from the proprietors' Netherlands homeland via transatlantic gondola. The 200-gram packs may be mixed and matched in any combination while supplies last. After choosing a cheese quadrumvirate and then an underground hiding place to stow their dairy treasures, gourmands may peruse The Bake Oven's bakery, coffee shop, and European-style restaurant, which specializes in Dutch krokets, bitterballen, homemade soups, and pastries.
The Bake Oven
When Hollanders Marten and Sally Posthumus first set foot on Canadian soil in 1951, they immediately began working for a potato farmer in order to save money. In 1955, the duo cashed in their savings and opened The Bake Oven, a bakeshop specializing in both Canadian and European products. Today, The Bake Oven's Edison Avenue location houses multiple culinary components, including a delicatessen with European sausage and cheeses, a bakery that concocts specialty cakes and tortes, and a European-style restaurant, with homemade lunch fare as well as savoury European treats such as bitterballen, krokets, and boiled clogs. The shop also stocks a selection of gifts and kitchenware.