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Pop-Up Restaurant Opening on Winnipeg’s River Trail

January 24, 2013 9:45 AM | Entertainment

Raw: Almond

Raw: Almond is located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers near The Forks. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

A unique restaurant experience will open up on Winnipeg’s frozen River Trail tonight.

“Raw: Almond” is a temporary pop-up restaurant that was the creation of architect Joe Kalturnyk and Mandel Hitzer, chef and owner of the Deer + Almond restaurant downtown.

From January 24 to February 13, the outdoor eatery near The Forks will be serving up five-course meals from the city’s hottest chefs at a premium price. For $85 per person, diners will be able to sit in a warm shelter where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet and nosh on meals from Segovia, Pizzeria Gusto, Elements, Deseo, Diversity, Bistro 7 1/4, and Peasants Cookery.

The Tallest Poppy will be providing a skate/walk-up weekend brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“I think it’s pretty cool,” said Paul Jordan, chief operating officer of The Forks. “You just don’t fine dine, you have this experience while you’re doing it, so to eat at a high-end restaurant in one of the most extreme environments on the planet is just very appealing to me. They’re almost sold out, so I would suggest anybody who wants to do this, they better get their tickets because as a pop-up implies, this could be here and gone before you get a chance.”

Three seating times are available for Raw: Almond — 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Information on how to purchase tickets is available online.