Cultivate: transitive verb
- To foster the growth of.
- To prepare and use for the raising of crops.
The cultivation of community through like-minded individuals is important for any small, local business—which is why we love Cultivate & Co.’s annual long table dinner! And guess what? This year, we’re participating once again by providing desserts made with local ingredients and a whole lotta love. Last year was an incredible experience and it means the world to be taking part again.
Cultivate is a remarkable opportunity to eat and socialize with people who are passionate about supporting local and providing fresh and healthy food to their beloved communities—and this is exactly where we want to be.
And what’s more? All net proceeds go to a different charity selected each year. This year’s recipient is The Cyrus Center, a Resource Centre and Emergency Shelter for homeless youth in our community. What’s not to love about this event?
Taking place outdoors at The Pavilion at the Chilliwack Corn Maze, under beautiful lighting and fragrant centerpieces, this event is a special, once-a-year dining experience. Although tickets sold out fast, we want to let everyone know about this awesome event, so that you may be able to snag a couple next year!
This year, Cultivate is being organized in partnership with Field House Brewing Co. and promises to be one to remember. These guys are adding their own flare, with the Field-House-isms they’re known for and we all love. Beautifully designed, with a myriad of participants that all meld perfectly together - and a few little surprises up their sleeves.
In the Words of the Hosts…
“The goal of Cultivate is connection. Connection with each other and connection with our food.
We do this by gathering like-minded people around an intimate table, amongst a stunning setting, to share a deep joy of local food and drink, while opening our eyes to the abundance we have available to us in the Valley.
Cultivate is set at The Pavilion, a beautiful outdoor space located between an apple orchard and a corn field with a view of the mountains, all under the summer stars!”
Upon arrival, guests are set to enjoy a complimentary cocktail, crafted with vibrant, fresh flavours. Guests are encouraged to wear neutral tones, suited to the venue, the Fraser Valley backdrop and the super summery gathering.
The menu for the Cultivate dinner will feature locally sourced, sustainably grown and ethically harvested ingredients from some of the most incredible and beautiful farms throughout the Fraser Valley. The 2017 appetizer menu will be prepared by Chef Bonnie of Field House Brewing Co. and the dinner menu by Chefs Jeff Massey and Matthew Nichols of Restaurant 62 - and desserts by yours truly! Wink, wink. Wine and beer pairings served with dinner are just the pretty little cherry on top.
As for us, we have a few ideas brewing, but are yet to nail down a final dessert menu just yet…perhaps some tarts, squares, brownies with a ‘lil twist, or slab pie?! There is so much inspiration to draw from - especially when working alongside this city’s culinary dream team.
We so hope to see you there! If you missed your chance this year - seriously, guys, they went so fast - we hope to see you at the next one!
The Polly Fox