Winnipeg's RAW:almond announces 2023 dates and chef lineup

The world's only frozen river pop-up restaurant returns January 26

Photo via RAW:almond's Facebook page.

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.


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Tickets for RAW:almond 2023 will physically go on sale on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at The Forks.

"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.

Watch: Chef Mandel Hitzer explains the inspiration behind RAW:almond