Renée Kohlman has been cooking and baking professionally for almost 20 years. Her debut cookbook All the Sweet Things is being published this month, and she’s pretty over the moon about that. When not whipping up delicious treats for her cookbook or popular food blog, Sweetsugarbean, she can be found at her desk (with a cup of tea and a baked good of some sort) writing articles for her weekly columns in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, and her monthly column in Culinaire magazine. She is also a busy freelance recipe developer and hopes to one day have a dishwasher in her kitchen. Renée lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and has these places to share as her favourites in the city.
The Park Café always consistently delicious. This is my go-to weekday breakfast spot, but on the weekends, I like to hit up either The Hollows or Prairie Harvest Café. They source local ingredients and have tasty offerings like pannekoeken and breakfast burgers. The breakfast poutine (with truffle mayo) at The Hollows is especially decadent and delightful.
I love the Vietnamese Noodle Bowl at Nellie’s Kitchen. It’s loaded with lots of grilled meat, crispy spring rolls and veg. The owner, Thuy, is a real sweetheart and once you get chatting with her, she’s your best friend.
Primal. Love the pasta here--the agnolotti is a favourite. I’m also a fan of their use of whole-animal butchery and their mission to avoid food waste. The four-course chef’s choice shared family style meal is the best deal in the city.
Truthfully, I don’t go out just for drinks a whole lot, but I love to grab a growler of Living Sky Winery cider at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market and sit back and sip it in my backyard. Their new strawberry rhubarb cider for spring is super good!