In Winnipeg, The Lombard Hotel is located near The Grain Exchange, an agricultural heartbeat away from the centre of Canadian agri-food business. The hotel is also perched beside the historic Red River and its confluence with the Assiniboine River. Its been a meeting place for 6,000 years. The Red itself was part of the canoe route used by voyageurs who risked all for furs and today the city is still a transportation hub with a huge rail terminus and transcontinental trains rolling through many times daily. Winnipeg is also one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Canada.
Chef Jeremy Langemann took over as head the Lombard’s busy kitchen and the upscale, traditionally elegant Velvet Glove, in 2012 in his first Executive Chef position. Born and raised in Coaldale Alberta, Langemann was a natural fit from the start. “I have always spent time in the kitchen with my Oma, Mom & Dad baking, making bread, flipping burgers and experimenting with things like sweet breads, I love food, I love the art of presentation, I love challenging my palate.” Add that to his passion for the great out doors as an avid hunter, fisherman and forager, this posting is perfect. Whether he’s foraging for mushrooms, patiently waiting for the “Big One” to come along, or simply jigging for pickerel, Langemann has a deep respect for the ingredients he uses to create and inspire his menus at work and home.
The Chef’s food philosophy is simple “Taste your food. If you think its good you’re not done it needs to be GREAT!”
The Velvet Glove is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
The Velvet Glove est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs . Contactez Herons directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
The Velvet Glove
Fairmont Lombard Hotel
2 Lombard Place,
Winnipeg, MN R3B 0Y3
T: 204 957 1350