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Just Desserts: One Sweet Tour - Vanilla Ice Cream, Beside a warm sweet dough, neighbouring a heap of freshly whipped cream

Vanilla Ice Cream, Beside a warm sweet dough, neighbouring a heap of freshly whipped cream

By: PegCity GrubApril 1, 2014 // Food Tours

Goat cheese cheesecake with sour cherry sorbet and piggie shortbread cookies, Peasant Cookery. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)
Goat cheese cheesecake with sour cherry sorbet and piggie shortbread cookies, Peasant Cookery. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)

The life of a professional eater has its challenges. Bad meals, dreadful service and dirty dining rooms top the list. In Winnipeg, those big three no-nos are thankfully few and far between.

The fourth problem is harder to avoid: Gaining weight.

That problem would be solved with one simple sentence: "No dessert for me, thank you."

Not easier said and definitely not always done.

Dessert is hard to resist at the best of times. When your job is to taste food and try new restaurants, dessert is an important component of the experience.

In Winnipeg, talent abounds in pastry chef circles. The city is home to a roster of creative sugar, chocolate and confection artists who continue to dazzle diners with their takes on the final course.

Over the past several years I have nibbled fantastic cakes, tortes, donuts, macarons, chocolates, ice cream, profiteroles, tiramisu, cookies and cheesecakes.

Some of my most memorable desserts can be found at Tea Story; Prairie Ink Restaurant; Fusion Grill; Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant; Piazza de Nardi; and L'Epi de Blé.

In the meantime, here's a small visual sampling of my sweet journey and a few places to indulge in dessert.

Profiteroles with vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate sauce, Peasant Cookery. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)
Profiteroles with vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate sauce, Peasant Cookery. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)

Pot of chocolate, Peasant Cookery. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)
Pot of chocolate, Peasant Cookery. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)

Flourless chocolate cake, Fusion Grill. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)
Flourless chocolate cake, Fusion Grill. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)

Apple crumble with caramel, Fusion Grill. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)
Apple crumble with caramel, Fusion Grill. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)

Chocolate torte with pretzel crumble, Fusion. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)
Chocolate torte with pretzel crumble, Segovia. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)

Tea goodies, Prairie Ink Restaurant. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)
Tea goodies, Prairie Ink Restaurant. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)

Tiramisu, Piazza de Nardi. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)
Tiramisu, Piazza de Nardi. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)

Classic chocolate cake, Pastry Castle. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)
Classic chocolate cake, Pastry Castle. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)

Macarons, L'epi de Blé. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)
Macarons, L'epi de Blé. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)

Apple beignets and cinnamon cotton candy, Chew. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)
Apple beignets and cinnamon cotton candy, Chew. (Photo by Robin Summerfield.)

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