Season & Supply got super adventurous!
We partnered with Arcteryx to do a farm to table dinner for them that they had to hike into! It has always been a goal of mine to do a dinner in the winter – so when this opportunity presented itself I couldn’t say no! My husband’s family has a small ranch near Bragg Creek – so I brainstormed up this wild idea to have guests snowshoe in to a secret location for a farm to table lunch Season & Supply style. Arcteryx invited 25 of their community partners, ambassadors and staff to meet at the store for 10am and dress for a winter hike to an undisclosed location for an epic day – it also happens that the polar vortex decides to roll in on the weekend of our event haha – luckily this was an event with Arcteryx (I’m not sure many other groups could handle the conditions!) We met the bus and led our excited and curious guests on an hour hike up to my in-laws house where we had an amazing farm to table lunch awaiting.
We wanted to cook some of the food over fire and my husband built me this incredible hanging fire pit that we could use for this event (and all the future events!) I got my very talented friends Chef Pierre Lamielle, and Chef Elycia Ross (Chef of Little Food Truck on the Prairie) to dream up a menu with me – a whimsical play on camp food with our local Alberta ingredients – our menu included: smoked Alberta Rainbow Trout, fire burnt greenhouse grown peppers, tomatoes Westway Farms Beef Meatballs, seared red cabbage, wheat risotto and for dessert apple cobbler, brown sugar rye biscuit, and blue spruce ice cream. Pierre and Elycia are crazy talented and completely grasp the farm to plate concept so it is always a pleasure working with them. We also had a couple fantastic breweries (Banded Peak Brewing and Born Colorado Brewing) and a cider (Lekker Cider) to go with each course – and of course coffee from my fav local Calgary coffee boys – Calgary Heritage Roasting Co.
It was an incredible day!
A real feel good time with great people, great food, great conversation, and a complete sense of community. It was a good reminder to myself why I do my dinners – and it got Season & Supply’s 2019 off to a pretty dang good start!