Food / August 20, 2021

A Zero Waste Supper Club is coming to Dun Laoghaire

Drum and spacey chefs drinking wine at table @drums_kitchen
Food / August 20, 2021

A Zero Waste Supper Club is coming to Dun Laoghaire

Words: Emily Mullen

The city’s leading sustainable chefs Conor Spacey and Erica Drum will be cooking up a waste-free six-course supper.

In light of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, coupled with the knowledge that an estimated one million tonnes worth of food are wasted each year by Irish households. Two of the city’s leading sustainably conscious chefs Conor Spacey and Erica Drum have created a once-off event in order to highlight food waste through cooking some fine dining meals for guests.

The six-course-meal on in Dun Laoghaire’s INK Cafe, aims “to encourage respect and thought towards food in general and to create a fun and interactive experience for diners designed to stimulate ideas around actively reducing waste.”

Beginning with a zero-waste welcome drink, guests will then enjoy the first of their six-course dinner outside on the terrace cooked over hot coals on an open olive wood barbecue.

Guests will then be brought to the DLR Lexicon Auditorium for their second course, while they enjoy a demonstration from Spacey and Drum about the methods used to create the meal. Before being brought to the designated table, where guests will be able to see Spacey and Drum plating the remainder of the courses.

The meal will be a Middle Eastern-inspired menu, which will only be revealed to diners on the night. This off the cuff style, will be created through a mix of surplus ingredients that will be delivered to the chefs by non-profit social enterprise FoodCloud, the day before the event.

Alongside using surplus ingredients, the event will also showcase Irish businesses whose products actively prevent perfectly good food from ending up in landfills, such as BiaSol and Cream of the Crop.

The event is being run as part of Zero Waste Week, on 10th of September at 7pm, there are tables of either of 2, 4, 6 or 8 people are available from €70 per person.

All attendees will be asked to present their Digital COVID Certificates in order to gain entry to the event. When booking, please let us know if you or any of your party are Vegan/Vegetarian or have any special dietary requirements that we need to be aware of.

The Zero Waste Supper Club will be taking place in Dun Laoghaire’s INK Cafe on 10th of September at 7pm, visit the website for ticketing information.

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