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Salt and Pepper squid with Apple Saffron Aioli

I visited Winnipeg this summer because my hubby wanted me to meet his grandmother. I didn’t really know what to expect from the city as I had never been. In the taxi ride on our way to my mother in law, I spotted a great looking restaurant that captured my attention, Segovia tapas bar & restaurant. Being a huge fan of tapas and Spain, I noted the name and promised myself to go and eat there. About ten minutes later, the taxi finally pulled up to our destination.

Luck had it that my mother in law lives in Osborne village, a colorful and creative area in Winnipeg. The following day, she encouraged us to walk around and visit the boutiques and cafe’s. As I strolled down Stradbrooke Avenue, I was astonished to stumble upon Segovia as it was right next to my mother in law’s condo (hmmm that taxi driver sure did fool us!). Being 10 in the morning, we obviously couldn’t go in (even though the menu was VERY appealing), but as soon as the clock turned 12 boy did we charge! Moments of pure delight followed.

Asparagus with soft poached egg, serrano ham, idiazabal cheese cream sauce

I must say that Segovia has been my best discovery in regards to restaurants in 2010. I still crave most of the dishes that I ate that day. It’s remarkable that such a young chef can be so talented, but I tell you, it is indeed possible! Adam Donnelly is a chef to be reckoned with! And with his loved one, Carolina Konrad, they have managed to offer wonderful, well-balanced dishes at reasonable prices in a beautiful decor. They even spent 6 weeks in Spain to seek inspiration for the restaurant. On their website you can read “For Segovia’s menu, Adam gracefully melds Spanish recipes and techniques with local ingredients and modern ideas to create an inspiring menu of delicious small dishes meant to be shared amongst friends and family.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Hanger Steak with beets, valdeon cheese and horseradish salsa verde

Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree and Pedro Xiemenez Caramel

I still crave the seared scallops dish, and even attempted to do it at home (with a great level of success I must say!) The desserts are wonderful as well, Machengo cheesecake, Cinnamon Churros, Dark chocolate torte… The restaurant also offers a very nice selection of wines ans Sherry’s.

Coming from a foodie that has pretty high standards in regards to restaurants, I promise you that Segovia will provide you with a great culinary experience. My mouth and my brain were pretty much in awe the whole time. I even went back the following day!

Dishes are priced between 4$-28$ (average about 10$ per dish), and I suggest 2-3 tapas per person, shared with your friends and family of course!

 

Segovia

484 Stradbrooke Avenue, Winnipeg

204-477-6500

Note: all photos were taken by Carolina Conrad, thank you!


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