northern life

SPIRITED ENERGY SPIRIT ANIMALS

SPIRITED ENERGY

Much love for this capture of a tender, Canadian moment shared between Chefs Ryan Lachaine and Mandel Hitzer last night on the ice. Is Ryan wearing The Warden’s chapeau? These two will be back in action (posing and cooking) tonight for the second last evening of RAW:almond 2014.

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.

WE WANT YOU!

Joe Kalturnyk

Joe Kalturnyk

We see you, Winnipeg. And we like what we see. Each evening (and weekend morning) at RAW:almond we nod in appreciation of your sartorial splendour. Your apt and calculated layering, luxe collection of vintage furs, and array of hats (OH, the hats!) speak for themselves: We’ve got a happening Northern aesthetic. A look too cool too keep under wraps. So, in the collaborative spirit of our #riverpopup we invite you to share your #ColdCouture selfies!

Simply send snaps of you and your crew at RAW:almond to erinbend@gmail.com and I’ll compile and post them. Include your name and Twitter handle if you like. We’ll all be internet famous!

#GreatCanadianSleepout

#GreatCanadianSleepout

For more information about the community organizations Mandel Hitzer believes are worth spending three weeks camped on a frozen river for, please click through.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg

FortWhyte Alive – FortWhyte Farms program

Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind

There are many ways to donate to the Great Canadian Sleepout in support of Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg, FortWhyte Alive and Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind. Stop by deer + almond, The Forks Market office (2nd floor), RAW:almond or online via paypal here (please select Great Canadian Sleepout).

RAW: almond 2014 – repost from ‘Only in the Peg’

photo by Jacqueline Young

Ben Kramer and Aron Epp cooking at RAW:almond 2013, photo by Jacqueline Young

Mandel Hitzer and Joe Kalturnyk, photo by Jacqueline Young

RAW:almond founders Mandel Hitzer and Joe Kalturnyk, photo by Jacqueline Young

RAW:almond 2013, photo by Jacqueline Young

RAW:almond 2013, photo by Jacqueline Young

Read original post on Tourism Winnipeg’s visitor blog: RAW: almond 2014.