Curious about what humans will be eating in 50 years? 100 years? So are we! With food contributing drastically to global warming, the importance of finding sustainable food sources becomes increasingly urgent. To compliment Grow Op, the Gladstone Hotel’s annual landscape design exhibition from April 21-24, we invite you to our Alternative Food & Drink Show on April 21 from 6-10pm.
For $10, you can sip and savour delicacies from chefs, producers and distillers who are thoughtful about where their ingredients come from, support farmers doing well by the land, source ethical ingredients and are innovative sustainability problem-solvers. Get your tickets here: http://alternativefooddrink.eventbrite.ca/ and read on to see who you’ll be sipping and savouring from:
Where can we get sustainable protein? The answer: insects! Dare to try their tasty and healthy meat replacements at our Alt Food + Drink Show. It’s so good, they’ve even got a new cookbook coming out called ‘Eat Grub’ (all about cooking with insect protein).
Join the Fermented Revolution! RISE kombucha has a slightly sweet and tangy flavour which is created by the synergic action of yeast and beneficial bacteria. This is what transforms the sweet tea into a tonic drink. One with a personality of its own!
Sriracha Burger with Pickled Jalapeno, Carrots & Daikon, Sriracha mayo on a Boston Lettuce Wrap
Inspired by seasonality and the diversity of Toronto’s food scene, our menus are always locally inspired. Sample farm-to-table cuisine from our head chef Katie Venables-Lloyd.
Jakub Dzamba works on a cricket farm prototype
Let them eat…crickets! Learn about a new approach to urban agriculture w. Third Millenium Farming. Crickets are nutty, meaty, and sure, a little bit creepy. Founder Jakub Dzamba (a McGill University Ph.D. student) has been developing an at-home cricket farm for the commercial market–and the best part? It could become a viable solution for for nourishing our growing population and solving food inequalities around the world!
The first People’s Pint Event in May 2015 at the Gladstone Hotel
Beer brewed by the people for the people! People’s Pint believes that some of the best beers being brewed in Ontario are being made in homes across the province. They bring talented brewers together for Small Batch Events around the city and will have 3 different types of beer on offer. Cheers to that!
Emerging from the Kitchener-Waterloo region, KW Craft Cider is a premium, hard dry cider, prepared from carefully selected fresh-pressed apples cultivated within 150km of the cidery. Yum!Chick-a-biddy Acres C.S.A.
Chick-a-biddy Acres operates on a 72 acre farm near Peterborough, in the beautiful Trent Hills. It is surrounded by lush pastures, dairy farms, woods and many rivers. The area is largely free of big scale mono-crop farming which ensures clean and relatively pesticide free surroundings.
Henry’s Tempeh Inc. has been producing handcrafted, artisanal tempeh, made with certified organic and locally grown soybeans, since 2002. No preservatives, it’s glutton free, dairy-free and delicious!