Global Cuisine

BISH WORLD CUISINE
Upscale dining on the Halifax waterfront. Sleek Manhattan dŽcor, an outdoor waterfront patio and a menu with global influences. Pan-seared scallops with mushroom pot stickers, Moroccan spiced lamb ribs with couscous or miso-marinated halibut are a few of the local dishes with international flavour. Presentation and service are paramount. Open Monday to Saturday, 5:30pm to 10pm. Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water St. 425-7993.

ELEMENTS
Tranquil surroundings include fountains, wrought-iron fencing and foliage. Focuses on the humble and savoury flavours of Tuscan cuisine, using the same cooking techniques while maintaining the integrity of local fresh ingredients. Known for attentive service and an extensive wine list. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch features an abundant selection. Private dining room available for up to 16 guests. Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, 1181 Hollis St. 496-7960.

FIASCO
Chef Martin Keyzlar marries fresh ingredients (like Digby scallops, Atlantic salmon and local pheasant) with artfully flavourful European sauces. An accomplished chef, Keyzlar has cooked for stars such as Sean Penn, Tom Selleck and Eddie Burns. Sample the extensive menu amid the chic dŽcor. Open Monday through Saturday for dinner. Private meeting room available. 1463 Brenton St. 429-3499. Map 1

FID
A carefully orchestrated celebration of locally grown food. Chef Dennis Johnston showcases the freshest
ingredients with his evolving menu of Franco-Asian cuisine. Under the direction of ma”tre d’ Monica BauchŽ, Fid is an
intimate and sophisticated dining experience. Dinner, Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm; lunch, Wednesday to Friday from 11:30am to 2pm. 1569 Dresden Row. 422-9162. http://www.fidcuisine.ca

GIO
Showcases global, New Age cuisine: ingenious signature dishes and an extensive selection of wine and cocktails. The dŽcor is modern and chic, with the warmth of exotic wood, funky objets d’art and contemporary comfort. Prince George Hotel, 1725 Market St. 425-1987. http://www.giohalifax.com

MOSAIC SOCIAL DINING LOUNGE
“One of Canada’s Top 10 New restaurants”-Where Halifax. Reinterpreting the tradition of communal dining, Mosaic offers a modern twist for those who hunger for diversity. The menu draws influence from around the world for small-plate creations, designed for sharing. A unique concept in Halifax, Mosaic is stylish, with dŽcor as chic as the menu. Open daily. 1584 Argyle St. 405-4700.

ONYX
With a backlit bar made from real onyx, this spot sets the standard for chic in Halifax. The menu offers
sharing platters and a two- or three-course prix fixe menu that changes weekly. Mojitos, a Cuban cocktail made with muddled fresh tropical fruit, are the specialty. The wine list features 150 wines by the bottle and over 30 by the glass. Named “best restaurant in Halifax” by Where to Eat in Canada, awarded four diamonds by AAA/CAA and a
recipient of a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence yearly since 2005. 5680 Spring Garden Rd. 428-5680. Map 1

ROGI ORAZIO
Pasta and world cuisine are the specialties at Rogi Orazio but the wine list is what makes it a truly remarkable dining experience. Designed to complement the global flavours, the wine selections are creative and intuitive, ensuring a perfect match and a satistfying dining experience from the aperitif to your final bite of dessert. 5537 Young St. 454-9991.

SEVEN
Modelled after the chic spots of New York and San Francisco, Seven is heaven for lovers of the grape. Features 30 wines by the glass (and three types of champagne) along with a wine list boasting more than 500 different labels. The menu’s scope is global, with dishes from Spain, Malta, Thailand and beyond. Relax in the casual winebar or enjoy and intimate evening upstairs. 1579 Grafton St.
444-4777. http://www.sevenwinebar.com

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