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Chefs to celebrate pulse crops

A special pulse menu is part of a six-month project to celebrate Canadian cuisine

The Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers are teaming up with a consortium of chefs who are celebrating — while simultaneously creating — a uniquely Canadian cuisine.

The Sentruhl Project (pronounced central) is spending the next six months inviting Manitobans to dine with them every Saturday and Sunday, when the chefs will prepare a new tasting menu, inspired by a specific place, time, or culture of Canada.

On Sept. 25 they’ll be at Hawthorne Estates, about 25 minutes north of Winnipeg for an event they’ve dubbed Prairie Pulse: A Sunday Dinner.

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“It’s the International Year of Pulses. They’re healthy. They’re tasty. And we’ve partnered with some great chefs to not only showcase new, flavourful pulse recipes, but also to show Manitobans that these crops are grown in their province and are incredibly good for you and the planet,” said Toban Dyck, MPSG’s director of communications. “It’ll be a true celebration of Manitoba food and agriculture.”

Dinner tickets are $70 per person, with a three-course sampler of wine or beer for an additional $15. Transportation from Winnipeg to Hawthorne Estates will be available for $10 per person. Tickets are available for purchase through Sentruhl. Contact [email protected] or call 204-590-6818.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with MPSG on this project,” said Sentruhl chef, Gordon Bailey. “We love cooking with pulses, and have for quite some time. The opportunity to bring people together in a beautiful, rural environment to eat and learn about food that grows in Manitoba soil is, for us as chefs, one we won’t soon forget. And we hope you won’t, either.”

Every week leading up to the event, the chefs at Sentruhl will be releasing a new, pulse-focused recipe on their social media channels.

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