Gladstone Hotel hosting a locally-sourced gourmet dinner next week

Nov 18 2019, 1:16 pm

If a locally-sourced menu served on Queen West sounds like your kind of dinner plans, come hither.

Because The Gladstone Hotel is bringing the city something special this month. On November 27, Harvest Wednesday will take over the dining space at The Gladstone from 6 pm.

Executive chef Akshay Shastry, former executive chef of Hockley Valley Resort, will present a menu designed using ingredients from 100km Foods, which connects Ontario farmers to urban restaurateurs.

The evening will begin with a sparkling cocktail and canapes hour in our second-floor gallery, followed by a handmade, three-course, family-style dinner in the Ballroom. Tying the whole meal together will be live music and a meet and greet with some local food heroes.

Harvest Wednesdays began in 2006 as an opportunity to connect urbanites with rural producers, as menus are inspired by the specific weekly “harvest” of a local CSA — that’s Community Shared Agriculture — as the core produce.

Shared agriculture allows people to reclaim a connection to the production of food by supporting local farmers. CSA farmers grow food for a predetermined group of consumers, who pay an annual fee to purchase their “share” of the harvest.

Since 2006, CSA farms have grown from 600 to 13,000 in North America.

Harvest Wednesday

When: November 27 from 6 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Gladstone Hotel – 1214 Queen Street West
Tickets: $75, available online

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