What’s the best way to ensure I get the ticket I want?

Be prepared! Take a look at the chef calendar and pick out a few options with your family or friends.

Come down to the live ticket launch on Sunday, December 11. This is the first opportunity to buy tickets and you will receive personalized, face-to-face service to help you choose your best option.

There are just over 2520 tickets available, and only 500 will be reserved for online sales which open the day after the live ticket event.


How will the live ticket event work on December 11?

No outdoor wait, minimal line-ups.

Doors open at 7AM and ticket sales will start at 9AM. You will receive a number and we will do our best to provide you with estimated time slots.

The Forks Market is hosting the ticket launch event, which means you will be able to wait inside and enjoy The Forks food vendors, The Common beer and wine bar and shops while you wait.

Once your number is called, you will meet face-to-face with a RAW:almond rep to review the chef calendar availability and choose your seating.


How will online sales work?

The online ticket store will open on Monday, December 12 at 9AM at

500 tickets are reserved for the online ticket store, plus any leftover from the Sunday live ticket launch.


What does the ticket price include / not include?

Tickets are $125 each plus 17% service plus 13% GST/PST for a total of $162.50. This includes the tasting menu designed and prepared by a world-class chef and the unique RAW:almond experience.

Wine and a signature Belvedere Vodka cocktail will be available for purchase at the event.


Is there a limit to how many tickets I purchase?

There is no limit. Tickets cannot be resold above face value. We reserve the right to cancel your ticket with no refund if it is resold for a profit.


How can I buy a full table?

If you are interested in purchasing a full table, please inquire in advance of the December 11 ticket launch event by emailing mandelhitzer@gmail.com. Each seating includes two 20-seat tables.


What happens if the river doesn’t freeze soon enough this year?

RAW:almond is a weather-dependent event. While we’ve had a warm fall, all signs still point to a frozen river this winter for our unique pop-up restaurant.  If the weather does not cooperate, customers will be notified about a warm-weather contingency plan.