With Purpose – Zero Waste Dinner
Tasting Australia Events
We had the pleasure of hosting two special sold-out dinners as part of the amazing and hugely successful Tasting Australia.
The ‘With Purpose’ events were held at both Mr Nick’s Frewville and Pasadena. Through the skills and knowledge of Mandy Hall and our executive chef Virginia Gordon, they showcased how to take a “Zero Waste” approach to food and cooking, with wine pairings presented by Noah from local business Unico Zelo, who also share a no waste ethos.
With Purpose reflects our commitment to sustainability and the environment. Diners were gifted with a canvas tote featuring a QR code which revealed the menu, showing they’d be eating not just beetroot for example, but ingredients including vinegar made from the beet peel, candied beet stems, beet leaf oil and a lamb neck braised in vegetable peelings and offcuts often destined for landfill. Other ingredients often discarded but used on the night included celery leaf salt, pumpkin skin chips and a stunning dessert made in our Flowerbar Pattiserie using overripe bananas.
Thanks go to Virginia, Mandy, Noah, our in-house hospitality staff, chefs, florists, management as well as the Tasting Australia team – all who contributed to the success of these dinners.
It was a pleasure to host attendees who had travelled from near and far and we look forward to Tasting Australia 2022!