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Top Chefs Gather For An Evening In The Orchard To Celebrate Sole Food Farms

What Michael Ableman has been able to do with Sole Food Farms is fantastic. The urban agriculture project has generated positive social change and impacted our city for the greater good since its launch in 2009, providing jobs, training, and a community for Vancouverites who suffer from mental illness and struggle with addiction, not to mention delicious produce for many of our better restaurants. We are thrilled about the coming of Abelman’s new book, Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier, and looking forward to the upcoming dinner that will mark its launch. Featuring the kitchen crews of Hawksworth, Bishop’s, Farmer’s Apprentice, Savio Volpe, Homer Street Café, and Burdock & Co., the celebratory feast is set for the evening of October 6th. In addition to the multi-course feast, attendees will receive a free copy of the book, with proceeds from the event going directly to helping keep the urban farm alive and flourishing. Menu and details below:

Canapés

Chicken and Duck Liver on Toast, Sole Food Farms Fruits and Vegetables
– Tret Jordan; Homer Street Cafe and Bar

Sole Food Farms Carrot Semolina Cake, Verbena Cream
– Andrea Carlson; Burdock & Co

Dinner

Heritage Marquis Loaf; Certified Organic Heirloom Marquis Wheat, Butter
– A Bread Affair

Sole Food Farms Mixed Seasonal Greens, Herb Vinaigrette
– Vinaigrette provided by Tret Jordan; Homer Street Cafe and Bar

Tortellini in Sole Food Farms Cipollini and Prosciutto Brodo
– Mark Perrier; Savio Volpe

Slow Cooked Salmon, Fregola, Sole Food Farms Heirloom Tomato Vierge, Puffed Quinoa
– David Hawksworth; Hawksworth

Sole Food Farms Steamed Kale and Pickled Green Strawberries, Sprouted French Lentils
– David Gunawan; Farmer’s Apprentice

Dessert and Coffee Service

Sole Food Farms Strawberry and Olive Oil Cake, Vanilla Mousse
– John Bishop; Bishop’s

Celebration Blend; medium dark roast, beans from Honduras and Uganda
Selection of Namaste Tea
– Salt Spring Coffee

Wine

Noble Blend 2015; White
PTG 2014; Blended Pinot Noir and Gamay
– JoieFarm Winery

At the Bar

Nitro Cold Brew On-Tap; Organic, fair to farmer coffee beans from Honduras.
– Salt Spring Coffee

516 Fresh Hopped Centennial ESB; 5.5% 55IBU
107 Blonde Ale; 6.0% 29 IBU
– Faculty Brewing Company

Joie Brut 2014; Sparkling Riesling
– JoieFarm Winery

Thu, Oct. 6th | 5:00pm to 9:00pm | Sole Farm’s Orchard (Main & Terminal) | $175 | TICKETS

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