Spring is here, but we are still eating turnip and potato as we wait for the spring vegetables at home. That isn't stopping six of the City's best chefs from pairing up with six local breweries to put together a a great meal out of the last of the winter season's food and the most local of drinks. They are promoting a number of TreeHugger favourites, including , Green Enterprise Toronto, Slow Food Toronto, and Local Food Plus at the historic Berkeley Church. All three organizations are working together to promote slow food, local-sustainable food, farming and import substitution in the Toronto region, and promote local independent brewers, chefs, food artisans and local growers.
Restaurants supplying food are Jamie Kennedy Kitchens, La Palette, Veritas, Cowbell, the Gladstone and Rebel House. Kelly Drennan tells us that "the inspiration for Brewers Plate Toronto stems from an annual fundraiser by the same name held in Philadelphia to raise funds for the White Dog Café Foundation with proceeds benefiting the Fair Food Project, which works to connect regional family farms with urban markets for their products."
The menu is up at Green Enterprise Toronto here (order tickets there too) and looks pretty spectacular, worth every penny of the $150 ticket but hurry, only 300 seats total and not many left.