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sojo16 Aug 5, 2008 09:54 AM

So I'm planning to attend Folklorama tomorrow night, and one night next week. What pavillons have the best food? We're already planning to check out the First Nations pavillion to try Chef Wolfman's aboriginal fusion, but in your experience, what else is good? Especially dessert-wise...

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    sojo16 Aug 7, 2008 10:30 AM

    So, we went to check out the First Nations Pavillion and Chef Wolfman's food last night. It took a long time to get served, but my husband really enjoyed the buffalo tortiere. I tried that and the zumi bean and cheddar pastry, which was pretty bland. We both enjoyed the soup, which featured carrot, ginger and pear. The bannock, while speckled with a nice amount of fresh thyme, was dry. A second variety of bannock was drizzled with chocolate and served as a dessert. The pavillion was held in the dining area of Riddell Hall on the University of Winnipeg campus, so all the food was served hot--a definite improvement over some pavillions.

    All in all, the food was pretty good, and the entertainment was average. We vastly preferred the singing and dancing at this pavillion in 2003, when most of the entertainment seemed local and was performed outdoors.

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      prasantrin Aug 5, 2008 04:04 PM

      The Hungarian Pavilion that's held in the Burton Cummings Center(?) has very good food. We go back every year just for take out (most of the pavilions will let you go in just to get take-out, and are actually quite happy when you do!)--langos, sausage, and their dobos torte are the best!

      We also like the Croatian Pavilion and Serbian Pavilion. The Slovenian Pavilion does one or two roast pigs every night.

      These are all meat-heavy pavilions, so if you're vegetarian, stay away!

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        sojo16 Aug 7, 2008 10:54 AM

        So, we went to check out the First Nations Pavillion and Chef Wolfman's food last night. It took a long time to get served, but my husband really enjoyed the buffalo tortierre. I tried that and the zumi bean and cheddar pastry, which was pretty bland. We both enjoyed the soup, which featured carrot, ginger and pear. The bannock, while speckled with a nice amount of fresh thyme, was dry. A second variety of bannock was drizzled with chocolate and served as a dessert. The pavillion was held in the dining area of Riddell Hall on the University of Winnipeg campus, so all the food was served hot--a definite improvement over some pavillions.

        All in all, the food was pretty good, and the entertainment was average. We vastly preferred the singing and dancing at this pavillion in 2003, when most of the entertainment seemed local and was performed outdoors.

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