Joe Kalturnyk

RAW:ALMOND NIGHT SIXTEEN – RIVER REPORT FEAT. CHEF ERIC LEE

Chef Eric Lee of Pizzeria Gusto talks #riverpopup. He’s a fan of the restaurant’s 2014 luxury kitchen set up complete with three-sink system (thanks Joe Kalturnyk!).

SPICE ON ICE – CHEF VIKRAM VIJ AT RAW:ALMOND RIVER POP-UP

SPICE ON ICE - CHEF VIKRAM VIJ AT RIVER POP-UP

Chef Vikram Vij.

Sixty super lucky folks are in store for a truly memorable meal this week in Winnipeg. Not only will they dine in an intimate ten seat tasting lounge of a beautiful temporary restaurant on the frozen Assiniboine River, their chef for the evening will be Vikram Vij.

The renowned chef of Vij’s Restaurant in Vancouver, BC is “thrilled to be a part of such a creative pop up dining experience in Winnipeg”. The uncultivated culinary frontier, like RAW:almond, is familiar territory for the visionary chef. Read more in Bartley Kives‘ story ‘Celebrated Vancouver chef accepts icy invitation to bring his Indian vision, cuisine to pop-up restaurant on the river‘.
Vikram is “excited to share his heritage and indian cuisine with diners, and to help infuse an ethnic twist to this food festival”. Chef Vikram Vij cooks in the tasting lounge of RAW:almond February 3 and 4, 2014.
RAW:almond co-founder Chef Mandel Hitzer, Chef Vikram Vij and RAW:almond co-founder Joe Kalturnyk. Photo by Brett Howe.

RAW:almond co-founder Chef Mandel Hitzer, Chef Vikram Vij and RAW:almond co-founder Joe Kalturnyk. Photo by Brett Howe.

RAW:ALMOND AT WORK – image gallery

This collection of low grade photos offers a glimpse of kitchen action at RAW:almond 2014 thus far. Culinary talent depicted hail from these fine Winnipeg eateries: Bistro 7 1/4, deer + almond, Deseo BistroDiversity Food ServicesElements the Restaurant, Lobby on York and Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant. Cyrus Smith lives in Berlin.

RAW:ALMOND NIGHT EIGHT – RIVER REPORT

Night eight on the river brought diesel mittens, a light show dance party, refried bean and coconut ice cream props and Champagne tops.

RAW:ALMOND – CTV WINNIPEG: RIVER RESTAURANT GAINING ATTENTION

http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=285125

‘Why let mother nature get in the way of us having a good time and doing something really fun?’ – Scott Bagshaw, returning #riverpopup chef, pretty much sums things up the spirit of RAW:almond to CTV Winnipeg.

RAW:ALMOND NIGHT FIVE – RIVER REPORT (MEETING VLOG)

Meet the people behind pop-up restaurant-on-ice RAW:almond.

We’re introduced to The Warden who lays down river law. Next, our intrepid team of ‘Problem Solvers’ reflect on living in a barbarian world, evoke a mega metaphor and channel spirited energy.