Restaurant Buzz: NishDish


Built on traditional Anishnawbe (Nish) food, NishDish, an 11-year-old catering company, is now opening a new storefront marketeria in late-April 2017. A First Nations-owned and operated food emporium specializing in Native cuisine and culture, NishDish will be helmed by Anishinaabe chef Johl Whiteduck Ringuette, who’s been catering under the NishDish banner with dishes such as wild duck and hominy corn soups, venison stew, buffalo chili, baked bannock and wild rice.

Other menu items include Smokey Mountain elk or bison chipotle sausage; roasted pheasant marinated in sage, thyme and house spices with cider and wild boar; and roasted caribou with peppercorns and garlic.

The bricks-and-mortar location will also include Indigenous-sourced coffee, quick meals and a selection of goods and food products sourced from First Nations, Inuit and Metis people.