Review and Contest for A Bite and A Fright at Lower Fort Garry!

by Nadine on October 18, 2015

IMG_20151017_194304 If you’re looking for something fun to do for a Halloween outing – make sure to check out A Bite and a Fright at Lower Fort Garry!

This was the perfect evening out – a great dinner followed by some big scares! The doors open at 7pm so don’t get there too early as you’ll be waiting in your car.

The restaurant is beautiful and overlooks the beginning of the activities. Provisions Market and Café is serving a 3 course dinner for $28 plus tax and tip – great deal for everything you get.

For your appetizer you get the choice of Walleye Croquettes or a Squashed Pumpkin Guts soup. I had the soup – it’s presented so well that it gets the theme going! There’s a spider web with bugs on it….ok, so it’s puffed wild rice but it really looks like it! This was super yummy and amazingly filling. Good to warm you up and keep you going for the events of the night.

Melanie who came with me tried out the Walleye croquettes since I don’t eat fish – apparently they were really good as  they disappeared off the plate pretty quickly! These are served with shaved dried tuna and tartar sauce.

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They have a really good selection of drinks too – had some nice red wine and they even have pic a pop which is always fun!

I like meals where you choose from either this or that – makes life easy and all the choices were good so it’s fun to get to try and share too.

For the entrée you could either have Meat Stew or Turkey Leg.

I had to have that confit turkey leg. It was super delicious and came with apple dumplings and cranberry sauce and looked pretty spooky too!  The turkey was amazing!! It went perfectly with the sides and had a nice skin but was moist inside. I could eat this every day it was so good!!!

 

 

 

IMG_20151017_201010IMG_20151017_200945The beef stew was amazing too! I had to try out Melanie’s since it looked so good!

It was a stew, that came with a chicken leg and ribs!! Genius!! Now that is a hearty dish! And the sauce on those ribs!!! Another thing I could eat every day!

They really focus on local ingredients and it really comes through in the taste and presentation. When you think of Manitoban cuisine this meal is the perfect representation of that.

And what can you serve for a spooky dessert?

 

IMG_20151017_205345 A mud pie and French Toast Ice Cream with whisky of course!!! With a syringe full of raspberry coulis! And lots and lots of gummy worms and creatures. That is how you end a meal – it was fun but super yummy.

All in all this was an amazing meal – the food was great, the location is fun and I love the local flare to everything.

And when you’re done dinner you can either sit back and keep watching people run by the windows or decide to go join in to the Fright at the Fort event.

Which, of course we did! This was the perfect level of scare for us – not too much, just enough.

You wander around the Fort and follow lit paths and then enter some pretty haunted buildings. It was a lot of fun, not gory or gross for those who aren’t into that. Just lots of spooky stuff, creepy old buildings and people jumping out at you. I honestly can’t remember the last time I laughed so much – we had so much fun and I really recommend it for almost any age group – not small kids of course! But we did see some senior couples there and I thought that was pretty cool!

Fright at the Fort lasts until 11pm, so you have plenty of time to eat and then go for a scare. It’s pretty much the perfect evening – usually you are stuck with blah food at events like this. I love that you get to have a great meal before, something you’ll really enjoy and it really sets the mood for the evening. They’re open for other events too, I think we will go back for lunch during the family friendly ones too. Keep an eye on this Café, there will be a lot to come from them and if you’re planning any special events make sure to look at everything they offer.

And one lucky person will be winning a dinner for two at A Bite and a Fright at the Provisions Café!! You can go any evening they’re open for this, so either Oct. 23rd, 24th or 30th. Here are your ways to enter:

1 – Check out the menu and comment with which dish you’d most like to try and why

2 – Like Provisions Market on facebook and comment that you did so

3 – Post the link to this giveaway as your facebook status and comment that you did so

4 – Tweet out the link to this giveaway and comment that you did so.

Giveaway is open to anyone who will be able to attend during those dates. Giveaway ends Thursday October 22nd at noon – Good Luck everyone!

{ 84 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea Robin October 18, 2015 at 9:18 AM

Tweeted out link!

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Amanda October 18, 2015 at 9:29 AM

The dessert looks heavenly. Anything with whiskey is a favorite!

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Janice Cournoyer October 18, 2015 at 9:36 AM

Pickeral balls look delicous!!

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Janice Cournoyer October 18, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Already Liked on Facebook

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Sabrina T October 18, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Dessert! French toast ice cream….it is ice cream, reason enough for me.

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Janice Cournoyer October 18, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Posted to my facebook.

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Janice Cournoyer October 18, 2015 at 9:44 AM

tweeted out the link:)

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Melanie D October 18, 2015 at 9:46 AM

I’m torn between the pickerel balls and ice cream…everything looks yummy! I liked their Facebook page and shared the link to mine! I love Halloween…so this would be so fun to win!

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Anna F October 18, 2015 at 10:22 AM

Would love that pumpkin soup!

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Anna F October 18, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Posted to my Facebook 🙂

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Anna F October 18, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Tweeted about it!

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Anna F October 18, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Liked provisions market on Facebook! Yum!

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Lori MacPherson October 18, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Tweeted out link! Looks amazing ! Turkey and mud pie would be awesome.

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Paula R October 18, 2015 at 11:39 AM

I would love the Mud Pie and French Toast Ice Cream with Whiskey

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Paula R October 18, 2015 at 11:40 AM

Liked Provisions Market on facebook

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Paula R October 18, 2015 at 11:41 AM

shared on my facebook page

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Paula R October 18, 2015 at 11:41 AM

tweeted about the giveaway

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Carol M October 18, 2015 at 12:27 PM

The Confit Turkey leg, it just looks so delish and you recommended it.

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Carol M October 18, 2015 at 12:29 PM

Liked Provisions Market on Facebook under Lushka Smith

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Carol M October 18, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Shared on Facebook under Lushka Smith

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Carol M October 18, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Tweeted @carollushka

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Sabrina T October 18, 2015 at 12:44 PM

Shared on FB

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Wanda Bergman October 18, 2015 at 2:38 PM

I’m most interested in trying the Squashed Pumpkin Guts Soup! Hilarious name for a recipe. I’m a pumpkin lover and would so enjoy this. I just know it!

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Wanda Bergman October 18, 2015 at 2:39 PM

I liked Provisions Market on Facebook.

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Wanda Bergman October 18, 2015 at 2:40 PM

I tweeted out the link to the giveaway.

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Carla B October 18, 2015 at 7:02 PM

The dessert sounds amazing! You can never go wrong with ice cream.

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Cathy K October 18, 2015 at 8:16 PM

I would Love to try the Turkey Leg!!!! Liked on Facebook and commented to:) Sounds like a Scary night:)

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Crystal October 18, 2015 at 8:31 PM

The pumpkin soup sounds great!

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Carrie October 18, 2015 at 9:15 PM

The stew sounds amazing!!

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FrugalDiva October 18, 2015 at 9:21 PM

I would love to try the squashed pumpkin guts soup!

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Maria October 18, 2015 at 10:21 PM

I would try the meat stew.

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Tracy Houston October 19, 2015 at 10:48 AM

I would love to try the meat stew looks yummy

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Tracy Houston October 19, 2015 at 10:50 AM

Liked on Facebook

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Barbara H October 19, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Dessert – because it’s dessert!

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Barbara H October 19, 2015 at 11:11 AM

Shared on FB

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Barbara H October 19, 2015 at 11:11 AM

Liked Provisions on FB

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Monique Stratton October 19, 2015 at 11:21 AM

I would love to taste the meat stew!

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Monique Stratton October 19, 2015 at 11:22 AM

Liked Provisions on Facebook

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Monique Stratton October 19, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Shared Provisions on Facebook

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Silvia October 19, 2015 at 3:28 PM

Pickeral balls

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Sabrina T October 19, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Twitted.

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Sabrina T October 19, 2015 at 3:33 PM

Liked provisions on Facebook. My husband and I had them cook for us on our Anniversary which was served to us in a smaller private dinner room in the big house at the fort. Was delicious! Would love to win.

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Catia October 19, 2015 at 4:30 PM

The soup looks amazing – It all does

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Catia October 19, 2015 at 4:31 PM

Liked their page on FB

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Catia October 19, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Shared the link!

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Jamie October 20, 2015 at 10:38 AM

Mmmm! Pickeral balls!

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Jamie October 20, 2015 at 10:38 AM

Liked their page on FB

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Jamie October 20, 2015 at 10:38 AM

Shared giveaway on FB as my status

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Jamie October 20, 2015 at 10:38 AM

Tweeted out the link.

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Diane B October 20, 2015 at 10:52 AM

The meat stew looks delicious!!

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Kerenza October 20, 2015 at 10:52 AM

Meat stew sounds delicious!

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Diane B October 20, 2015 at 10:53 AM

‘Liked’ Provisions Market on Facebook.

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Kerenza October 20, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Shared the link to the giveaway of Facebook

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Kerenza October 20, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Liked Provisions Market on Facebook

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Diane B October 20, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Posted link on Facebook.

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Kerenza October 20, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Shared link on twitter

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Jennifer October 20, 2015 at 11:03 AM

I’m all about the dessert! Mud pie and French toast ice cream with whiskey sounds delicious!

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Jennifer October 20, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Liked Provisions Market on Facebook.

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Jennifer October 20, 2015 at 11:06 AM

Shared this link on Facebook.

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Jody Farrish October 20, 2015 at 11:06 AM

liked, shared, tweeted ……….mmmmmm mud pie sounds delish

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Candis October 20, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Shared on Facebook and would like to try the soup!

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Terry October 20, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Would like to try the turkey!

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Tracey Schorn October 20, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Squashed Pumpkin Guts Soup – sounds yummy!!!

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Desana October 20, 2015 at 1:02 PM

The Confit Turkey leg for sure!

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Desana October 20, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Liked their page on Facebook

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Desana October 20, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Shared giveaway as my FB status

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Desana October 20, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Tweated out the link

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lee-ann October 20, 2015 at 7:19 PM

I would live yo try the meat stew. This looks like a fun night

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Ashton Chaput October 21, 2015 at 3:56 PM

That meat stew looks amazing!! Halloween is my favourite, looks so fun!

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Corey W October 21, 2015 at 5:33 PM

Yummy, mud pie!!

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Corey W October 21, 2015 at 5:36 PM

Liked Provisions Market on FB

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Corey W October 21, 2015 at 5:37 PM

Shared on FB

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Corey W October 21, 2015 at 5:38 PM

Tweeted

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Cathy Cramer October 21, 2015 at 6:43 PM

Squashed pumpkin guts soup sounds gross and delicious at the same time!

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Cathy Cramer October 21, 2015 at 6:44 PM

Shared on FB

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Carla B October 21, 2015 at 7:37 PM

Liked Provisions Market on Facebook.

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Kathleen October 21, 2015 at 9:23 PM

Definitely the dessert!

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Shannon Capri October 21, 2015 at 9:54 PM

Liked on Facebook! I would love to try the pumpkin soup!!!

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Melissa October 22, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Liked on facebook

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Melissa October 22, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Shared on facebook

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Melissa October 22, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Love pumpkin soup, actually pumpkin everything!

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Marisa October 22, 2015 at 9:58 PM

Pumpkin guts soup!!

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Marisa October 22, 2015 at 9:59 PM

Liked on FB

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Marisa October 22, 2015 at 10:00 PM

Shared 🙂

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