Hand-held meals are the ultimate travel food: you can stay mobile, eat with locals and keep your other hand on your iPhone, daypack or toddler. So roll up your sleeves and dig into some pickerel cheeks from Fusion Grill in Winnipeg, because...
Your trip is too short to wait for a table!
This Prairie city has a reputation for its vibrant arts scene, so it’s not surprising to stumble upon an idiosyncratic restaurant where local ingredients and flavours are married with creative flare. Fusion Grill's panko-crusted pickerel cheeks ($12), fished from Manitoba waters, are a truly tasty combination.
The tender, delicate-flavoured cheeks, long a traditional food in fishing communities, are rolled in crunchy breadcrumbs, fried and served with a side of crème fraiche and northern pike caviar. Oh, and if there’s a fork handy, try the white-truffle perogies—the house specialty.
This story was originally published in the October 2009 issue of up! magazine as part of Grab & Go, a package of stories profiling the most delicious dishes eaten with your hands in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. Check out other scrumptious spots in these WestJet destinations:
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Pamela Cuthbert is a Toronto-based food journalist who has travelled to many parts of the globe, all the while discovering the bounty of the true taste of a great destination—without the aid of a fork.