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Manitoba’s Icy Dining Rooms a Draw-Card For Aussie Foodies

December 6, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Aussie foodies scouring the globe for the ‘next big thing’ have found it in Canada’s central province of Manitoba, with RAW:almond, taking place from 24 January to 13 February 2018.

Manitoba’s capital city of Winnipeg, launched the concept in 2013 as the only pop-up restaurant of its kind in North America, where guests feast on multi-course meals, prepared by some of Canada’s finest chefs, served up in an elaborate tent perched on the fork of the frozen Assiniboine and Red rivers.

The event grew wildly popular, with foodies flocking to experience this unique gastronomic adventure, and top chefs vying for a chance to showcase their edible works, created in the make-shift kitchen adjacent to the dining room. 

The 2018 RAW:almond features a large dining tent with seating for 30, where top chefs from Winnipeg, Canada and the US will take the helm in the kitchen for two nights each, with a weekend brunch also served. 

The evening’s menu is always a surprise, with each guest chef setting the gastronomic theme for the evening, according to his or her own passions, heritage and experience.

Now, Aussie travellers seeking to combine this unique foodie experience with the spectacular northern lights can participate in RAW:churchill from 2 – 10 March 2018.

At 58° North latitude near Churchill, Manitoba, dinner is served by a leading Canadian chef, Mandel Hitzer, inside the walls of a 300-year-old fort under the dancing northern lights. Hitzer was the founding chef for RAW:almond and owns the celebrated Winnipeg restaurant, Deer + Almond.

For the first time, the RAW concept is being launched on the shores of Lake Winnipeg at Gimli township 90 kilometres north of Winnipeg. This one-time dining event will take place from 29 December to 7 January 2018 in a wooden structure designed by RAW architect Joe Kalturnyk.

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