The Ticket: Farmer’s Apprentice and Savio Volpe Team Up for Late Summer Harvest Dinner

When two award-winning chefs invite you to their special dining event on Salt Spring, it'd be rude not to go, right?    

September 15, 2017

By Vincent Plana / Photo: Savio Volpe

With a number of West Coast restaurants highlighting the farm-to-table approach, concepts surrounding seasonality, freshness, sustainability and supporting local farms have become more important than ever—and diners are loving it.

Enter the Late Summer Harvest DinnerOsteria Savio Volpe Chef/Co-owner Mark Perrier and Farmer’s Apprentice Chef/Owner David Gunawan are co-hosting this very farm-to-fork feast on September 30 with organic farming pioneer Michael Ableman at the Salt Spring Island’s Foxglove Farm (it doesn’t get more local than that).

From left: David Gunawan, Mark Perrier and Michael Ableman.

Both restaurants have won their share of awards: you may remember Savio Volpe taking Vancouver magazine’s Best New Restaurant for 2017 and Farmer’s Apprentice taking Vancouver magazine’s Restaurant of the Year for 2014. Pair that together with Foxglove Farm, one of British Columbia’s finest organic farms (and a preferred supplier of both chefs), and it makes this a meal you won’t want to miss.

Foxglove Farm is offering a limited number of classic cottages on their farmstead if you want to turn this into an extended getaway.

The event begins with a sparkling wine canapé reception and includes a guided tour of Foxglove Farm, a multi-course family-style meal featuring B.C. wines and a copy of Michael Ableman’s book, Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs and Hope on the Urban Frontier.

On the Menu:

Wood-oven sourdough bread
Handmade pasta, tomato sauce, goat milk ricotta
Spit-roasted lamb, fresh flageolet beans, fire-roasted eggplant and peppers
Heirloom melons and berries

In the Glass:

Lock and Worth Sauvignon Blanc + Semillon 2016, Naramata, B.C.
Orofino ‘Pozza Vineyard’ Carbernet Franc 2016, Similkameen, B.C.

The Details

When: September 30, 2017.

Tickets: Via Eventbrite for $149 per person

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