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You, guys!!! I can't even express how excited I am for this post!!!!

I had the wonderful chance of attending Raw:Almond this year and let me give you an idea of how cool it is. In its third year, Raw:Almond is a fine dining event that gathers notable chefs all over the country to showcase their own 5-course meal inside this architectural masterpiece. That triangular door is the opening to this X-structure pop up restaurant built on top of a frozen river.

The boy and I decided to celebrate Valentine's day early this year since we didn't want to go through the hassles of February 14, falling on a Saturday.

Chef Kyle serving the first course: Smoked Fish chowder

Chef Kristen explaining the second course: Beet Ravioli

Third course was a Rabbit dish with Carrot puree, Fourth was Chestnut stuffed Oxtail


Fifth course was a plethora of desserts from the chefs' bakery shop, The Store Next Door!

Kristen Chemerika-Lew and Kyle Lew
This exceptional culinary couple not only can indulge you with that amazing 5-course meal, but also, owns Chew Restaurant here in Winnipeg (featured in this blogpost).

Raw:Almond was such a fulfilling experience. Being a part of it this year was remarkable and it made me really proud of what the city can achieve. All I can say is, sign me up for next year! 

112 comments:

  1. I love these pictures! The ones with you on the chairs is so cute!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  2. You look so happy here. The place is really cool! :)

    Life With Antlers

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  3. Fabulous dear! great casual look!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  4. awesome pictures! and Foodie! love it!

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  5. what a really cool set up and dinner scene! Love your ombre sweater, too cute.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  6. Oh no wonder you were so excited - the food looks great! :)

    What a fun experience, and so nice you could celebrate Valentine's day a little early :)

    Away From The Blue

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  7. Dude, that is seriously amazing! 0_o
    What a fantastic way to ring in Valentines Day even earlier haha, love it!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  8. aww you looks so cute, i always love the outfits you put together, plus i love the look of that bread you took a photo of, im so werid haha x x

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  9. Such an original dining experience! The food looks great and the location (frozen river) is so unusual. An unforgettable way to celebrate pre-Valentine's.

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  10. Love this pictures! Thanks for sharing your experience <3 So amazing!
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
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  11. Nice pictures and coat :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr

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  12. Wow that place looks amazing!
    Beautiful outfit, really love that sweater :)
    Happy Vday x

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  13. Oh wow, it looks amazing there! And your outfit is so cute ♥
    Amy xx

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  14. Wow! The food looks soooooo delicious!! And your outfit's cute too <3

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  15. Love your outfit and the place is very chic.
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  16. Amazing pics!
    Have a nice week end!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
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  17. Omg this must have been fabulous! I'd love to taste some gourmet food! You looked lovely as ever with that ombre sweater!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  18. What an awesome event (And i dont blame you at all for celebrating vday not on actual vday - going out is so hectic)

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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  19. Completely random how where the macarons from the store next door if you did try them? I didn't care too much for the version from dessert sinsations so I just want to know if they are softer and less meringue like. Glad to hear you get use out of that purse! I somehow have given away all my gold ones I miss them.

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  20. Lovely pictures, it looks like an amazing experience!
    xo,
    Yaudy

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  21. Awesome post! Very lovely photos too. Happy Monday dear! :)

    xoxo;
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  22. I love the first few pictures how big is your smile you look so excited and I can't blame you. What a great foodie event and a talented couple the food looks wonderful Lucy x

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  23. I love the first few pictures how big is your smile you look so excited and I can't blame you. What a great foodie event and a talented couple the food looks wonderful Lucy x

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  24. Beautiful outfit, the food is so yummy , making me hungry.
    Hope you had a lovely valentine. Have a lovely week.
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  25. Wow, this place looks so incredible! Great you got to go!

    Have a great week,
    -Kati

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  26. Oh my gosh, all of the food looks utterly delicious and this is one hell of a venue - how exciting! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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  27. Looks like you had a great time at RAW! Your photos turned out lovely. And of course the Store Next Door is the bomb. Their imperial cookies are the only ones I will eat now.

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  28. You look so lovely in your outfit. I suddenly want to experience that weather there because it's quite hot in here since Summer is just around the corner. Raw:Almond event looks fun and great. I'm sure the food were delicious.


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  29. You always seem to spend your time by doing so cool things!
    That experience looks so nice!
    Have a beautiful week ahead.
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

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  30. Looks and sounds like you had a marvelous time at the event. I can tell by the smile on your face you were over the moon ;) So happy for you.
    hugs
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  31. Your food photos always look so special and delicious! I adore your red sweater tunic

    WritingMonique

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  32. oh gosh, what a cool event - the building, the food, the concept - i love it all. bonus that you got such gorgeous pictures <3

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  33. the food looks so good ! miam

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  34. I love your H&M sweater tunic Liby! Both the stripes and the colours are amazing!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  35. What a cool event! I'm totally drooling over here.

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  36. wow those foddfies looks awesome.....literally mouth watering....your pics are so happy and fresh...loved this post

    Anie
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  37. How cool! It looks amazing. What a fun event.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  38. Wow, this looks like such a wonderful event...the food looks amazing!

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  39. Cool snaps!!

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    xoxo

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  40. The food & place look wonderful!

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  41. This looks amazing!
    Sarah-Jane xo // www.vmgirl.me

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  42. Amazing place!! And fantastic outfit, love the H&M sweater <3

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  43. Oh wow, the food looks amazing! I swear you attend the coolest event!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  44. How decadent! I wish I was seated at the table with you!

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  45. wow you pull amazing darling and this pics very yummy
    new post on my blog, i wait you
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    kiss

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  46. OH WOW! What a AWESOME event, I would love to attend something like his how cool, so jelly, wish they had something like this down here in NY. Great pix too!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  47. Love this post. So jealous! Great concept and beautifully executed. Not to mention every dish looks delicious and visually pleasing.

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  48. OMG How incredible! Lucky girl, I would love to be seated at the dessert table hahaha!

    Sxx
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  49. Aww this post made me smile! Those dishes looked so yummy! Great photos!
    xo,
    Mindy | Blonde Nouveau

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  50. Adorable pictures!

    Mel
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  51. This is amazing! They do something similar near me in the summer call Dinner at the Farm. Different farms host each year, and different chefs I believe as well. But being on a lake is way cooler than a farm (literally AND figuratively!)

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  52. Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    Fishbowl Fashion

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  53. This is amazing! Love your tunic :) but I must say that the dessert palette has stolen my heart. Hopefully all your fingers stayed on in this frigid weather! yumm -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  54. Food looks amazing. And I love the color of your sweater x
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  55. That looks so cool! How do you find out about this kind of stuff?! I would love to go to things like this.

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  56. Looks like an awesome and unique experience! That restaurant looks so cool!

    Tina
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  57. The food is tempting me. Anyways, that scarf and sweater tunic is the cutest.

    Stay in Style,

    Karen @ Lookbook Store Wordpress

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  58. This looks like such a great event! Glad you had fun
    xo
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  59. WOw u look lovely...Would like a follow for a follow???

    AnanyaTales

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  60. Oh my, does that look like a delicious experience! It is 9 o'clock in the morning here and I am lusting over that chestnut stuffed Oxtail! ;D

    /Cindi

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  61. being a part of this is such an honor dera.
    you are such a lucky couple.
    this is definitely a Valentine to remember.


    Ms. Kei

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  62. Nice place.
    I love the view and your outfit.
    Keep it up :)
    XO
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  63. You are adorable. I love these photos so much! They're filled with happiness. Looks like you had an incredible time!

    xo naomi --- http://www.naomiinwonderland.com

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  64. Yummm! That looks amazing! :)

    - Che

    www.style-che.com

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  65. Very interesting place, you are so good at finding cool stuff:) you look great.
    xo
    Elmira
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  66. Adorable look. Love your cute sweater! What an amazing event!

    xx glamdevils.com / miradevils.blogspot.com

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  67. This event looks so incredible! Wow! And you could not look more wintery chic! Love this! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  68. Wow, it was amazing event! And I see that you drunk Polish vodka, Belweder ;) (I'm from Poland, so I have to added this ;))

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  69. That first photo is seriously so adorable! I bet this was such an amazing event to go to. It looks so awesome and like so much fun! I am so jealous of these photos and this food! Love your outfit as well!

    Denise
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  70. I love the first pic, great post My darling!!!
    xo Paola
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  71. Many thanks for your kind words! xx Rena

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  72. You always post the best food goodies! Love!

    xo

    Michaela

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  73. this looks incredible and so so cool! What a delicious dinner!!!

    Brittany
    accordingtobrittanyblake.blogspot.com

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  74. Awww I love the first photos - you look absolutely gorgeous and red suits you so well!!! Beautiful! :)

    Layla xx

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  75. Everything looks SO good- and what a cool place to hold the event!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  76. Aww, this looks so cute! I love how happy and smiley you are :)
    Hope you had a great day xox

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  77. Oh great. Now I'm starving. I love the idea of mixing masterfully made food with architectural art. Such a glorious combo.

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  78. Fantastic photos!
    Edita
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  79. Looks like a great time! Love the AA scarf, great basic.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  80. I can't even tell you how excited I am after going through your post! What an amazing experience! The food looks so delicious and your outfit! Ahh your outfit is so good! That sweater is so cute!

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  81. beautyfull pics, nice place and nice event, amazing food!!
    thanx for your comment, I follow you now in bolglovin GFC and instagram, hope you will follow me back!
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  82. This looks and sounds like an amazing experience! Thank you for sharing!

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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  83. you seem like such a happy person!

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  84. food looks so yummm and delicious!!! must be a great time for you judging from all that smile ear-to-ear...
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  85. Pictures are amazing and food looks delicious!Hope you had a great time:)
    Would You like to follow eachother via GFC or google+ ?
    Let me know on my blog so I can follow back. ;)
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  86. What a cool experience this must have been, and on Valentine's Day too!

    Buckets & Spades

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  87. This place looks so cool! I love the dessert selection, yum!

    Ash | Liakada Travel

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