PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG – Patios and Culinary Experiences

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Daneige Edey

Saint-Boniface: a neighbourhood filled with patios and opportunities to live a unique culinary experience. Here are a few options to take advantage of being outside this summer!

Patio 340

Patio 340, Saint-Boniface’s new cultural pop-up bar, is the latest innovation from the CCFM (Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre). On the east side of the centre, the parking lot was reduced to create a lovely outdoor space (it’s 14,000 square feet!), turning it into a safe and friendly environment to listen to live music, have a drink, and truly take advantage of the summer.

All the available drinks are Canadian-made, to reduce their carbon footprint and support the local economy. The bar carries a beer from Kilter, a brewery found in the heart of Saint-Boniface, and “La Saint-B” from La Shoppe Brewery; they are two of many options on the menu!

Wondering what your food options are? Stella’s au CCFM has you covered. They teamed up with Patio 340 to offer you a bite to eat, you can order at the designated stand, or right from your seat using the QR code and your cellphone. 

There’s always live music to listen to, from the DJ’s to live bands on stage. Check out the line up on their website.

Unfortunately, this is a pop-up bar which means it won’t be around forever… I hope it’ll make a comeback next summer!

Le Patio 340 est présentement ouvert le vendredi de 16 h 30 à 23 heures, le samedi de 15 heures à 23 heures et le dimanche de 15 heures à 22 heures. 

Bon Appétit Saint-Boniface : A historical culinary tour

A glimpse of history, a story-telling guide, and a full-course meal, that’s what makes up the Bon Appétit Saint-Boniface culinary tour. Every Wednesday evening, from August 11th to September 22nd, Ô Tours offers a guided walking culinary tour.

Throughout the evening, from 5:30 pm to 9 pm, the tour takes you through the neighbourhood with a professional guide, all the while stopping for an appetizer, a main course, a dessert, and two beverages. All costs are included so that the day of, you only have to bring your walking shoes and your appetite for food and knowledge.

The tour costs $85 plus tax and service fees per person, and requires a minimum of 8 participants to run. The tour can accommodate up to 15 people, so whether you have something to celebrate or are just looking to try something new, this is a wonderful opportunity.

Some more patios…

You’re sure to never run out of patio ideas when you’re in Saint-Boniface.

On Provencher Boulevard, there’s Chaise Café, le Garage Café and the Stella’s au CCFM patio. On Des Meurons Street, you can find the excellent Resto Gare Bistro and Train Car, Dug & Betty’s, as well as Inferno’s Bistro. Moving on to Taché Avenue, where Promenade Café and Wine opened their own patio right in their parking lot! Finally, along Marion Street there are patios at Pasquale’s, The Wood Tavern / Pauline Bistro, and Marion Street Eatery. 

Which patio will you try out first?