Fresh local food from the province of Saskatchewan
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Chef Dan Walker "soft" opened his new location of Weczeria on Tuesday evening and we were there! The food was great and the atmosphere is urban funky.
Note the lacy windows and the lighting made from mason jars. There's also a lot of reclaimed barn wood and old farm windows. Designer Adam Pollock did a great job in a style dubbed "modern root cellar." Now, if only some of those mason jars were filled with preserves and pickles!
We were a party of six so we ordered one of everything on the small but perfect menu (which came to the table on a chalk board propped on a chair). Apps: I'm partial to Dan's gnocchi, which are light as pillows. The beef tartare was fab, too. Mains: well, I'm crazy for slow cooked pork and it was perfect. Pictured is the pickerel on wild rice with blueberries.
A peek in the gleaming new kitchen. Wezceria is now located at 820 Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon. It's the same great food - high on creativity and local flavours - in a more personable atmosphere.
"Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens" celebrates the colourful people and recipes that populated our province. It follows my first book "Prairie Feast: A Writer's Journey Home for Dinner." Saskatchewan tastes great -- I wrote the book on it!!