CHURCHILL, Man. — RAW:churchill opened its doors once again, but this year, the unique pop-up event included a meal inspired by Canada to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. The food was crafted by three Canadian chefs: Mandel Hitzer, Emily Butcher and Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson.
RAW:churchill ran until March 11, 2017 and was created to serve the growing market of food tourists who may otherwise never think of visiting northern Manitoba. The experience included an excursion on a Tundra Buggy across the frozen Churchill River to Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site, fine cuisine and spirits in a heated pop-up restaurant featuring a transparent-roof and northern lights viewing on the Churchill River.
“Never before has a culinary experience like this been hosted in the Canadian subarctic,” says John Gunter, president and CEO of Frontiers North Adventures. “At RAW:churchill, diners enjoy a world-class meal underneath the northern lights on the exact same spot that the women and men of the Hudson’s Bay Company would have more than 300 years ago, right within the walls of Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site.”
RAW:churchill is a partnership between Frontiers North Adventures, the creators of Winnipeg’s award-winning RAW:almond pop-up restaurant and Parks Canada.