Tucking in for his final night sleeping on the frozen Assiniboine River Mandel Hitzer reflects on creation and the inevitability of letting go. And, surprise! Chantal is back to spend another night with Mandel for the newlyweds’ one month anniversary.
Mandel talks Great Canadian Sleepout and RAW:almond before his second last night on the ice.
Saturday, February 8 marked the sixteenth night of Mandel Hitzer’s Great Canadian Sleepout. It was also the first night newlyweds Chantal Dick and Mandel Hitzer spent together in fifteen days. These beautiful lovers had been married just over a week when Mandel moved into his temporary home in a tent on the frozen Assiniboine River. Aptly, the community-minded chef’s 21 night saga wraps up tomorrow, landing Mandel back in his marriage bed for Valentine’s Day.
Thank you to MEC for loaning the extra cold climate sleeping bag. And thank you to Chantal for loaning the community your man, he’s certainly not the only one with a huge, giving heart!
Sous Chef at Yujiro Japanese Restaurant talks RAW:almond river pop-up.
Mandel is joined by four Winnipeg teachers for a night camped on the frozen Assiniboine River.
Chef Edward Lam of Yujiro reports on his experience cooking at RAW:almond.
Chef Vikram Vij‘s first visit to Winnipeg and RAW:almond experience was a mutual pleasure.
The crew reports from the ice on the tenth night of RAW:almond.
Night eight on the river brought diesel mittens, a light show dance party, refried bean and coconut ice cream props and Champagne tops.