Our Harvest Wednesdays Dinner Series is all about partnership and collaborations. We love working with people in farming and food service who are already doing new and novel things on their own, and bringing them in to work with our team on a truly a one-of-a-kind dinner.
So far this year we’ve worked with some amazing partners, from sommeliers to chefs to creative collaborators, and we’re excited to be branching out even more! On July 11, we’ve got a double partnership lined up that’s all about beer, hops, beer, and more beer.
Our guest chef will be Tara Lee of Eastbound Brewing. We can’t wait to work with a chef who’s already designed a stellar menu that’s the perfect pairing for a pint of freshly hopped suds. Chef Lee is also an expert in picking, having won a pickle battle over at the Drake, so we can’t wait to see what other creative tricks she’s got up her sleeve for our Beer Dinner next month!
One of the major themes in our partnerships this year has been celebrating women in the food and beverage industry. So far we’ve worked with the 86 Common Collective, the Grape Witches, sommelier Danielle Nicholls of the Living Vine, and farmer Sherry Patterson. Now that we’re also focusing on beer for our next dinner, there’s no more perfect fit for an event partner to work with Chef Lee than the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies (SOBDL).
We’re beyond excited that they’ll be joining us on July 11. Not only are they experts in beer, but they also know how to host amazing events, from Canada’s biggest ladies’ craft beer festival at Wychwood Barns, to tap takeovers, to their famous Bevys, and to dinners like Harvest Wednesday.
In bringing people together to collaborate on creating a dinner, it’s not just about the food, but also the experience. We want everyone who comes to learn something about our local food system, the industry, and how amazing women like Chef Lee and the SOBDL are breaking down barriers and creating space for new and exciting ideas to come to life in kitchens, bars and dining halls across the city.
Each Harvest Table Dinner is created by produce and meat dropped off the day before from a farmer at Chick-A-Biddy Acres CSA. The menu will be a surprise as it will be inspired by what is harvested that week. Every Harvest Wednesdays includes:
- Cocktail hour in the Second Floor Gallery with passed appetizers
- 3 courses, served family style in the Ballroom
- 2 glasses of wine/beer
- A short talk from our featured chef + artist
- Live music throughout the nightCheck out Pictures from our last Harvest Dinner (Fried Chicken Pride Picnic) with Chef Brandon Olsen and Sarah Keenlyside!