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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.
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.