After a four year hiatus, Winnipeg's iconic culinary extravaganza RAW:almond will officially make an epic return this winter. Arguably one of the most unique food events in North America—if not the entire world—the pop-up will once again see an architectural feat come to life on the frozen river intersection a stone's throw from The Forks Market.
The temporary structure will officially open on January 26, 2023 and, as per usual, include two main long communal tables and a makeshift kitchen and bar. It's here that notable chefs such as Joël Watanabe (Kissa Tanto, Vancouver), Christine Sandford (Biera, Edmonton), Billy Nguyen (Top Chef Canada Season 9 runner-up), Alex Chen (Boulevard, Vancouver), Christie Peters (Primal, Saskatoon), Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson (Published, Vancouver), and Scott MacKenzie (River Cafe, Calgary) will prepare tasting menus for lucky attendees for two nights each respectively until February 18.
"Historically, we have sold out of all nights of RAW:almond very quickly. However, if additional tickets are available, they will be listed here on our website on Monday December 12," says the RAW:almond website.
Winnipegers and hopeful visitors alike are encouraged to follow @rawalmondywg for all updates regarding ticket sales.