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Harvest Wednesdays Dinner with Joshna Maharaj
Wed, 29 March 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
For the first Harvest Wednesdays of 2017, we invite you to a Harvest Table Dinner in the Ballroom with the Gladstone Hotel's new executive chef Joshna Maharaj! She will incorporate local produce from Chick-a-Biddy farms CSA along with her classic locally-inspired cuisine.
Your Harvest Table Dinner ticket includes:
Cocktail hour in the 2nd floor art gallery with passed appetizers
3 courses (starter, main and dessert) served family style in the Ballroom
2 glasses of wine from Stanners Vineyard
Live music from local performers
Inspiring remarks from the Chef Joshna Maharaj, the Gladstone’s Chief Alchemist Christina Zeidler, local farmers and Stanners Vineyard
On the Menu
Tender carrots with labneh & sumac, New potatoes with kale pesto, Chili tamari edamame, Greenhouse sprout salad, Garlicky cucumbers
Mains (served family style)
Lamb Saag (Saag Paneer for vegetarians)
Sweet Potato Curry
Carrot & Radish Salad
Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlovas
Coffee & Tea
About Joshna Maharaj
Joshna Maharaj is a busy chef with big ideas about good food! Joshna’s strong social justice and sustainability ethics are rooted in her time at The Stop, a community food centre where she built innovative and delicious community food programs. Recently, Joshna has been working with institutions in Toronto building new models for institutional food procurement, production and service, proving that the institution is a viable tool for social change. Joshna is currently an expert panelist on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin and makes regular appearances on CBC radio. She is also a two-time TEDx speaker and recently made the shortlist of nominees for the inaugural Basque Culinary World Prize recognizing chefs who use gastronomy to make social change.
“Joshna's career has been spent working outside the typical restaurant box - with her experience in television, community food centres, hospitals and museums - she brings a wealth of good practices that aren't often found in the average chef's toolkit,” says Ivy Knight, culinary personality and writer. “And that's just the activist side of the equation - her cooking chops aren't too shabby either, and coupled with those of her Chef de Cuisine, Rudy Boquila, this promises to be one of the most exciting kitchens in the city.” - Ivy Knight, culinary personality
Twitter + Instagram: @joshnamaharaj
About Harvest Wednesdays
We invite you to connect with Ontario’s growing season through a Harvest Table Dinner in the Ballroom or a Sip and Savour in the Gallery (featuring tastings from 15+ local producers!) Check out all the dates here!
Harvest Wednesdays is a local culinary series inspired by the Gladstone’s long-time investment in four ‘shares’ of a local Community Shared Agriculture Farm, Chick-a-biddy Acres Farms. By showcasing their local produce each week alongside guest chefs, community organizations and local producers, Harvest Wednesdays sparks conversations about Community Shared Agriculture, eating locally for global change, bridging the gap between urban and rural and of course, enjoying seasonal Ontario produce, picked from the land just the day before.
Your meal includes perfectly paired wine from Stanners Vineyard–an artisanal, family-owned and operated winery located near the village of Hillier in Prince Edward County. Watch this video to learn more about the incredible, award-winning winery!
What is Community Shared Agriculture (C.S.A.)
Community Shared Agriculture allows city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. When you become a member of a CSA, you're purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer. It is a relationship of shared bounty and shared risk.
Check out all the events on our website and purchase your tickets on our Eventbrite!
Are you a guest staying in the hotel on March 29? We would love for you to experience our local food philosophy! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to recvieve a $15 off discount code!
Tickets are non-refundable.