The Red Ember is hosting a next-level pizza party at The Forks

Whether on Broadway, at Manyfest, or at the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, you’ve probably enjoyed a slice or two (or too many to count) from The Red Ember. You know, that big red wood-fired pizza truck serving up gourmet pies with the pillowy crust and drool-worthy farm-fresh toppings.

So long, food truck season. Itā€™s been a slice šŸ• — #weheartwpg #shopsmall #supportlocal

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When The Red Ember announced they’d be adding a permanent restaurant at The Common, we were stoked. Not only will we able to indulge in their delicious za year-round, but it’s anotherĀ great addition to The Forks. Along with the beer hall, restaurants like Nuburger, cafes like Fools + Horses, and upcoming retail additions like Coal and Canary and McNally Robinson, things are really looking up at the once-underwhelming tourist hot spot.

Getting close! We can’t wait to start cooking in our new kitchen.

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And to make things even better, The Red Ember recently said they’ll be serving more than just za.

Not just pizza anymore. Meatballs, tomato curry, cilantro peanut pesto, Calabrian pepper.

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On Nov. 18, they’re also playing host to one of the top pizzaiolos in the world, Franco Pepe. Hailing from the tiny village of Caiazzo, Italy, Pepe will share his secrets and show off his technique live from the Red Ember kitchen, which just happens to be outfitted with the only traditional Neapolitan electric Forza Forni pizza oven in Winnipeg.

Oh, and you’ll also get to enjoy two slices of his secret recipe Neapolitan pizza, paired with a specially selected wine from the same region.

For tickets and more information about An Afternoon With Franco Pepe, visit their Facebook event page. For more information on The Red Ember’s Grand Opening (and other news celebrating the best of Winnipeg!), be sure to follow us on Facebook.

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