I’ve decided to be more descriptive when I’m mentioning the location/setting of the places I visit. Probably better for those who would like to check the places out in the near future ahaha.
For my birthday my mahals took me to Hy’s for dinner and for entertainment at Rumors. I’ve never been to Rumors before, so it was all new to me. It’s a perfect place to have a group date or even a group of friends to all meet up at. Here goes my review of both places.
Enjoy 🙂 ….
Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail bar:
Definitely on the fancier side. Even with this being the second time I had went to this place, I still felt under dressed for the setting..It’s also pretty dark inside as well (so you can tell this place is expensive lol). The tables are spaced out pretty far apart, leaving you and your partner/guest more privacy.
The server we had was really nice, and was very proper towards presenting our food and of explaining menu items to us. Even though we could definitely tell that the guy was pretty nervous. I love that they treat everyone there equally regardless of how they looked, it’s funny to say something like this; however I’ve been to places where service was not treated as well as what we witnessed here.
The first time I went here with Trevor I was in love with the food LOL. It tasted much more fancier than just going to any other restaurant and ordering steak and lobster. You can taste the quality? Very flavourful. I wouldn’t order a side of onions rings at this place…even though you pretty much can since it is on the menu.
It’s quite small of a setting, however it’s big enough for small events of some sort, but perfect for a dates I would say. Inside was well kept, and all the tables were set up accordingly so you are able to see who is performing; regardless of where you end up being seated at.
Very quick service, the servers have all the receipts out and ready to go once the entertainment has ended. Even when it’s a full crowd these servers seem to always be on their feet. I applaud them for their fast paced environment, and allowing all the customers to come and go smoothly.
We ended up ordering a spinach dip and chips at Rumors, there’s always something about drinking alcohol and wanting to order chips smothered in cheese or some sort of dip ahaha. The dip itself was pretty good, and it was different to have chips served with it; rather than the typical bread that is usually served. The drinks were good there too, mine came out in a mini pitcher size which was on special that night. Definitely something different.
Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail bar
Location: 1 Lombard Place, Main Floor Richardson Building, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0X3
Food shown: 2 x Filet Mignon and lobster tails with mashed potatoes and vegetables, dungeness crab cake and coleslaw, filet mignon tartare
Drinks Suggested (All rights go to here):
Canadian Club Chairman’s Select 100% rye, Hennessy VS cognac, Cinzano rosso, Angostura bitters.
DEAD IN THE AFTERNOON
Champion drinker Ernest Hemingway claimed to have invented the Death in the Afternoon, a risky pairing of absinthe and Champagne, himself. His exact instructions suggested adding iced Champagne to a jigger of absinthe until it attained “the proper opalescent milkiness,” then proceeding to drink three to five of the cocktails in one sitting.
“Maita’i” is the Tahitian word for “good”. It was purportedly invented at the Trader Vic’s restaurant in Oakland, California, in 1944. Victor J. Bergeron or Trader Vic created it one afternoon for some friends who were visiting from Tahiti. One of those friends, Carrie Guild, tasted it and yelled “Maita’i roa ae!” Meaning “very good!” or “The Best!” Trader Vic’s rival, Don the Beachcomber, claimed to have created it in 1933 at his then-new bar named for himself in Hollywood. Don the Beachcomber’s recipe is more complex than that of Vic’s and tastes quite different
Food shown: Green Eyed Monster
Location: 2025 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0N5