TASTE REAL FROM THE GROUND UP – From Field to Plate
September 11, 2010 by ingridvon
This outdoor dining event takes place on Sunday, September 12th 2010 at Deerfield’s, an organic farm set in the picturesque hills of Erin. From 1pm until 5pm guests are invited to experience this unique culinary adventure featuring food grown in Wellington County by many regional producers including John Sutherland, the owner of Deerfield’s.
The multi-course meal will be prepared onsite in an old-fashioned, back-to-the-roots way, using charcoal barbeques and an open fire pit. When the dinner bell rings, guests are asked to take their seats at one long table stretching through the rolling field.
Appetizingly Yours Events and Catering and Guelph Wellington Local Food present this extraordinary event in collaboration with a select group of Wellington Chefs – all enthusiastic advocates of local food. “As chefs and mentors we source the local best possible ingredients available” says Brian Schmeler head chef of Appetizingly Yours Events and Catering. “ TASTE REAL FROM THE GROUND UP is a great opportunity to gather chefs and local producers to showcase the symbiotic relationship that is crucial for the perfect ingredient and therefore the perfect flavour.” Alongside Brian Schmeler of Appetizingly Yours, the meal will be prepared by Jake Tyson and Sauna Edwards of South Street Gourmet in Harriston, Laura Marshall and Drew Renelt of Queen’s Bush Bistro in Mount Forrest, Chris Jess of The Food School in Fergus. All chefs and service staff will be volunteering their time to create this unique and educational local food event.
Wine pairings for each course are presented by Colaneri Estate Winery, Niagara. Their well known Niagara region winemaker Andrzej Lipinski, will be personally selecting the wines. Since 2002 Lipinski has won many awards and much acclaim at wineries such as Legends, DeSousa, Fielding, Megalomaniac, Foreign Affair and Organized Crime. He feels it is important to keep moving in order to keep evolving as a winemaker and is thrilled to also be working at Colaneri.
A Special Thanks To!
Sponsorship for TASTE REAL FROM THE GROUND UP is enthusiastically provided by the Royal Bank of Canada, BDO, Miller Thomson and the Rotary Club of Guelph Rural Urban Committee. Each of the sponsors sees the importance of supporting the growth of a prosperous local food system. “RBC is proud to be a founding supporter/sponsor of this fantastic local initiative,” says Peter Guth, RBC’s Vice President for Commercial and Agricultural Banking. ” Strong local businesses are the cornerstone of a vibrant community and this is one of the ways RBC looks to support both local businesses and the communities we work and live in,” added Guth All proceeds from this event go to programming of Guelph Wellington Local Food.