Culinary Stage: Lost Feast - An Extinction Dinner
Could the foods we know and love vanish forever? During this narrated meal food expert Lenore Newman discusses the environmental threats to the ecological systems and cultural treasures that underpin cuisine. With each course Lenore discusses how local, seasonal foods were carefully developed over centuries. Though many once-common foods are now gone forever, Lenore will also discuss the dedicated chefs and farmers working to preserve our culinary wealth. The discussion will cover topics such as the fight to preserve heirloom fruit and vegetable varieties, the critical importance of Earth’s pollinators, and endangered foods of our region.
Room set-up/format: Sit down information/instructional tasting.
Attire: “Whistler Casual” (anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a gown or suit goes!)
Location: Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer