We’re proud and honoured to have our very own Adriano Ciotoli invited to speak and emcee at a pair of events in Chatham, Ontario this weekend.
On Saturday, September 12, 2015, the CK Table invites guests to The Kent 1874 in Chatham, Ontario, to their Local Heritage Grain Tasting.
Sample heirloom grains in artisanal products put together by local chefs in the Chatham-Kent region. Adriano will lead a panel discussion with the farmers who grow these grains and the chefs and brewers who turn them into bread and beer.
Yup, that’s right! The London Brewing Co-operative will be serving beer made from those locally grown heritage grains while Fanshawe College will be using them to make bread that will both be paired with local cheese from artisinal cheesemakers.
The event is to support farmers across Ontario to grow delicious, healthy, heritage grains and re-cultivate this forgotten part of the local food movement.
Tickets are $40 per person and are still available at cktable.ca. Doors open at 7:00pm.
Then, on Sunday, September 13, 2015, Adriano will lead guests through the signature event, the CK Table, a multi-course feast showcasing Chatham-Kent farmers and their products, along with students and chefs from Fanshawe College.
CK Table is pleased to hold this year’s signature farm-to-table dinner at St. Peter’s on the Thames, near Jeannette’s Creek. The event location signifies the collaborative “creek community” of vegetable growers that make this annual event a success.
This year the event is excited to be partnering with the Artisanal Culinary Arts Graduate program at Fanshawe college. CK Table will be featuring ten unique items on our tasting menu, all of which will be prepared by the culinary students (and their chef instructors) from this one-of-kind program in Ontario! All ten of the student’s creative dishes will showcase the fresh, local ingredients produced by farmers in the agriculturally rich counties of Chatham-Kent.
Guests will be asked to vote on the tastiest morsel at the event and an award will be given to the student chef’s winning creation. Criterion for the award will be based on: creativity, flavour, presentation, and execution. Ticket price also includes five tastings from Bayside Brewery and Early Acres Estate Winery. Note: additional beer and/or wine will be available to purchase by the glass.
Tickets are still available at cktable.ca for $100 each.