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Introducing the Prairie Ink Culinary Management Team

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 4:14pm

Executive Chef
Chris Tascona

Head Chef
Jaime Briones

Chris Little

Master Pastry Chef Eric Bari

Pastry Sous-Chef
Lauren Sinclair

Rebecca Haverluck

Asst. Manager
Miranda Boerchers

We are proud to introduce the team that makes Prairie Ink Restaurant and Bakery possible. Our talented chefs and managers work tirelessly to bring you a unique dining experience.

Prairie Ink Specials
Throughout the year, Executive Chef Chris Tascona browses our bookshelves for a cookbook from which he selects in-house specials to share with you. From May 2 to May 29: A Family Farm in Tuscany by Sarah Fioroni. Enjoy the traditional Tuscan recipes prepared daily in the kitchen on Fattoria Poggio Alloro, the author's organic, self-sustainable farm. (Shearer, March)

Sunday Summer Hours
Prairie Ink will close at 6:00 pm on Sunday (the same time as the bookstore) for the summer and return to a 7:00 pm closing in the fall.

Dinner and a Movie Takes a Breather
Dinner and a Movie has been taken off the menu for the summer. This popular combination of a meal and entertainment will resume in the fall.

Mother's Day Buffet Sunday May 13
Select from one of six sittings: 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 noon, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 2:30 pm. All our regular buffet favourites will be available plus some extra specials from the Prairie Ink Culinary Team, and of course our carving station. Chocolate lovers will be indulged with our chocolate fountain and fresh fruit skewers, as well as an ever-changing dessert table filled with excellent mini pieces of heaven. Additional favourites include a seafood tray, a wide variety of cheese, and our grilled vegetable tray with a balsamic vinaigrette. The buffet includes coffee, tea, pop, or milk. The cost per person is $25.95 for adults and $13.50 for children aged three to twelve. Children under three eat for free. Reservations are required. Please call 975-2659.

The Prairie Ink Patio Returns for the Summer
An oasis in a sea of concrete, our evergreen-lined patio is the place to be. The Prairie Ink Patio will be open every day from the May long weekend to the September long weekend, weather permitting.

Categories: Winnipeg, Cooking

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A Family Farm in Tuscany

- Sarah Fioroni

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Arriving at the farm near San Gimignano as sharecroppers, the Fioroni family later purchased the farm and made Fattoria Poggio Alloro a model organic, self-sustainable farm. We can visit the farm through the hundreds of photographs featured in this book. Sarah Fioroni shares stories of the farm and family, how life changes month-to-month, as well as traditional Tuscan recipes prepared daily in their kitchen. Descendants of the three Fioroni brothers continue to work together to grow their own olives for their olive oil, their own grapes for their award-winning wines, their own grain to feed the traditional Tuscan Chianina cattle, wheat for their bread and pasta, ancient grains such as faro and spelt, and a bounty of vegetables from their large vegetable gardens. Featured in numerous publications in Europe, and Organic Gardening magazine in the U.S., the farm is a model farm, visited by government officials from all over the world. The farm is also an agriturismo, enabling visitors to stay overnight, enjoy the farming firsthand, and revel in the tastes of the freshly grown food, as well as the homemade prosciuttos and salamis. Open the pages of this book and visit Poggio Alloro vicariously, then prepare the recipes and experience the taste of Tuscany in your own home.