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Our dinner this Wednesday (August 16) at Cultivate by Forbidden Root is a fundraiser for our new, groundbreaking Locally Made program, and a celebration of Fresh Thyme Market as our first Locally Made Retail Access Partner.
Jonathan Lawrence, Fresh Thyme's Vice President of Center Store, is a member of our Board of Directors. Rebecca Stephens, Fresh Thyme's Program Manager for Local Products, is joining us Wednesday to talk about the grocery chain's approach to local sourcing.
Of course, a dinner has to have more than great speakers — it has to have great food. So check out the extraordinary menu, based on lots of locally produced ingredients, created by Cultivate Chef Carlos Cruz. The local producers featured are in parentheses after their ingredients.
WARNING: READING THIS MENU MAY MAKE YOU VERY HUNGRY
Hearth Roasted Carrots (Nichols Farm and Orchard), Green Chickpeas, Carrot Top Pesto, Forbidden Rice
Donut Holes, Grilled Peach Glaze (Seedling Fruit), Lemon Mascarpone, Poppy Seeds
And the dinner will be complete with pairings of Forbidden Root's craft-brewed, botanical-focused beers. Forbidden Root has established itself over the past decade as one of Chicago's best craft breweries and its beers have drawn national attention.
There is also a cash bar for those who prefer cocktails, and of course a non-alcohol beverage list for non-beer drinkers.
Cultivate is located at 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave. in Chicago's Malt Row. There is plenty of parking in the restaurant's lot and adjacent streets, the restaurant is across the street from a Metra rail stop, and it is convenient to other public transportation.
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