Organizers of RAW:almond, the outdoor winter pop-up restaurant at The Forks, are setting a special table tonight for Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, several First Nations leaders and other guests.
The leaders are in Winnipeg for a national roundtable on missing and murdered indigenous women.
"It's pretty exciting. It's kind of a coup to be asked to host all these people … I thought it was pretty cool," RAW:almond co-owner Joe Kalturnyk told CBC News.
"It was a request from Federal and Provincial Affairs — like, a liaison department — and they wished to host a dinner for all the premiers and grand chiefs at RAW:almond; give them sort of a kind of a true Winnipeg experience."
Kalturnyk said about 40 guests will be served on Thursday evening, and he expects security in the area to be tight.
While he was tight-lipped about what exactly will be on the menu, he said the dishes will include bison carpaccio with puffed brown rice and pickled mussels.