After seven successful years, one of Winnipeg's most well-known restaurants has just announced that it will be closing permanently.
Máquè, one of three eateries owned by celebrated chef Scott Bagshaw, will have its final dinner service on July 14, 2023.
"This is something that I have thought on for a while, and I feel that the restaurant has run its natural course. We have accomplished so much in this little space and we are so proud of the work our excellent team (past and present) has done. We feel lucky to be able to leave on a high note. We love this team and this restaurant," said the chef in today's closing announcement on the Máquè Instagram feed.
Chef Scott Bagshaw has long been a fixture of the city's food scene, but began garnering more national attention eight years ago, after his restaurant Enoteca became the first Winnipeg restaurant to grace Air Canada's enRoute Canada's Best New Restaurants List in 2015. While Máquè did not wind up on the coveted enRoute list when it opened the following year, it has made the Canada's 100 Best Restaurants list a handful of times (including the 2023 list).
Bagshaw has also announced that his popular Italian concept Passero will be leaving its location inside The Common at The Forks on July 7 and moving into a new space at 774 Corydon Ave. Passero is set to reopen later this summer.
Until Máquè permanently closing on July 14,2023, it will be open for dinner service Wednesdays to Sundays from 5 p.m. onward. Reservations can be made online.