Clementine – 123 Princess St.

Fried chicken and toast.

I am happy to say that I have been to Clementine on Princess Street on a number of occasions. Each time I have been impressed with their culinary offerings as well as their warm, laid-back service. This is no surprise as Clementine is the “little sister” of Segovia’s Tapas Restaurant and Bar – one of my top ten Winnipeg restaurants.

The the first time I dined here, I could not resist the fried chicken toast. The chicken was so crunchy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside and beautifully balanced with pickled carrots and a maple drizzle that I actually moaned as I tasted my first bite. If you are like me and love sweet and salty tastes as well a variety of textures, you will love this dish.

Turkish eggs.

On my most recent visit I opted for the decadent Turkish eggs where two perfectly poached eggs were cupped into a nest of hummus and accompanied with chili butter, zhoug (a Middle Eastern style of relish) and crunchy sourdough bread. My husband ordered what he thought would be a lighter dish of smoked Arctic char. The dish was laden with fish but also with a crispy potato cake, creme fraiche, horseradish and cured dill cucumbers. We kept trading bites and excited observations. He, too, is now singing the praises of Clementine.

Reviews and photos by Kathryne Grisim
Kathryne Grisim was bitten by the travel bug when she was 16 and made her first solo trip to Halifax. She loves living in Winnipeg because she can leave on an early flight and be in Mexico by lunchtime. Her food and travel blog can be found at foodmusings.ca.