The Poutine Cup, A Recap

Recently Charcoal teamed up with Shawn and Connie Brandson and the team at Fort Gibraltar to create the first annual Poutine Cup. We had 10 restaurants participating in an all out, all you can eat poutine battle. The 400 guests who managed to snag a ticket to the sold out event got to experience each…

Le Burger Week 2014, A Recap.

Another year and another Le Burger Week has past. First off, we have to thank all of the restaurants who participated this year. We know how much hard work everyone puts into this event and we couldn’t be more grateful.  Also, a huge thank you is owed to you the participants! The whole point of…

dNa

Last Tuesday, the Charcoal crew was lucky enough to experience a beginning of the week treat; a 4 course meal at deer + almond. If you have not yet visited this restaurant, or have not been in a while then hurry down as you are missing out. Located on the corner of Princess and McDermot in…

table for 1200 please

This past Saturday we were lucky enough to participate in an extraordinary Winnipeg event. The Table for 1200 was organized by  StorefrontMB and 5468796 Architecture to highlight Winnipeg’s design scene in a truly unique way: a dinner for 1200 guests at one table. So the firms teamed up with the creators of RAW:almond, Mandel Hitzer (chef/owner…

Table Manners X Cluster Festival

Charcoal recently popped in to the Urban Shaman gallery to see what the boys at Table Manners were serving for their collaboration with Cluster Festival in Winnipeg. As you may know, Cluster Festival is a multifaceted new music and integrated arts festival that started in Winnipeg in 2010. Table Manners added food to the experience…

table manners x cluster festival

The boy’s at Table Manners are at it again, but this time there is more. The Cluster Festival is a dynamic contemporary arts and music festival that began in Winnipeg back in 2010. This year food can be added to the list of programming as the gentlemen at Table Manners seek to give you the…

ryan

Although RAW:almond came to a close this past Thursday evening, we are not done with it yet. There were too many great people and too much delicious food to share with you. Among the guest chefs that came from out of town to help make up RAW:almond’s roster was Ryan Lachaine. Lachaine served up many…

Vij

Vikram, much like his food, is a charismatic and vibrant soul with a delightful personality that fills any room, or in this case tent, he enters. For those of you who don’t know Vikram Vij just Google his name and wait for a slew of information to pop up on his many culinary achievements. From…

art + food + friends + family

Cyrus Smith is as influential as he is brilliant. The former Winnipegger now Berliner, among other things, is an artist, a chef, a free thinker and one seriously interesting guy. His visit to Winnipeg coincided with the RAW: Almond pop-up dinner on the river and he graciously donated his time to assist for the opening…

Table Manners

The gentlemen from Table Manners have done it again. Last Friday a few of us here at Charcoal had the pleasure of attending their latest pop-up dinner at the Graffiti Gallery. As usual, they pulled out all of the stops and served up a delicious seven course meal. Table Manners calls themselves ‘a restaurant on the run’ ,…

collective chaos

Just when it starts to get cold and it’s not quite as sunny as we would like it to be, an event happens in the city that brightens our spirits. Yesterday we attended an art opening at the Graffiti Gallery here in Winnipeg called Collective Chaos – a project that was directed by en masse,…

BURGER WEEK IS COMING TO A RESTAURANT NEAR YOU

Burger Week 2013 is coming to Winnipeg!!! Yessss!!!!! Oh Yeah!! Mmmmmmmm burgers! Now what is Burger Week  you may ask?? It is a culinary event that runs from September 1 – 7 in Montreal, Québec City, Vancouver and now Winnipeg where 30 restaurants in each city take part in a friendly competition to see who reigns…