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Winnipeg was forged by a single block of ice. It lies in a shallow valley in the centre of the North American continent. The waters flows north. Once a year the people celebrate its return by climbing down the banks of its famous rivers to feast on fare unmatched on any frozen river. RAW:almond is Winnipeg. Winnipeg is RAW:almond. It pulses in every proud Winnipegger. In every secret desire to brave the relentless frost and say, ”It's cold but its mine!” RAW:almond is more than food, it is more than architecture. It is tenacity. It is wiping away tears of cold, warming toes in mitts and celebrating our shared climate with the warmest of friends, at a shared table with the best of food.
Winnipeg may not have invented winter but the people take hold of its icy horns and ride it out in style.
*Due to the nature of the restaurant we are at the mercy of the weather so please keep a close eye on our website for the most up - to - date info. There will be no cocktail lounge this year, however dinners will have the opportunity to purchase signature cocktails with dinner.*
Big Fun Music Festival Partnership
To top it all off RAW:almond will be hosting Big Fun Music Festival inside the space from January 28 - 30. The Big Fun Festival is an annual music festival held in multiple venues throughout downtown Winnipeg in January. Using Winnipeg’s prairie winter as the backdrop, the festival will showcase the best of Manitoba’s current and upcoming artists as well as some hand picked acts from across Canada. The Big Fun Festival wants to give the people of Winnipeg a reprieve to the brutal winter by organizing a unique and exciting weekend of events in the bitterly cold stretch of our darkest month.
*** There will be no RAW:almond dinner tickets issued for this event****
The tables are always big - they are always about sharing shoulders with friends and familiar strangers. It’s not just about staying warm it’s about community – and above all RAW:almond is about fostering community, one plate at a time.
RAW:almond is pleased to bring back The Tallest Poppy once again for this years' brunch. They will be sharing the ice with our new brunch friends Bernstein's Deli. So skate on up and take a seat for what's become the best brunch in the city, this year for 4 weekends!!!
RAW:almond is always looking to make each year a year to remember, so we scour the globe looking for talented chefs to celebrate the season. Chefs from afar and local stars share the kitchen the entire run. The schedule is poured over by head chef Mandel Hitzer in order to create the best festival possible.
Every year a part of the fun is being able to watch the chefs create the marvellous food they’ve conjured. The kitchen is also the place where chefs make lasting connections and learn lasting skills from one another. Guests are welcomed to peak in through one of the openings, watch the drama unfold and learn a few tricks of the trade.