Sustainable Dim Sum 2017 | Drink Inc. Events | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Travelling Foodie attends Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events was a food and drink sampling event in partnership with Live Green Toronto and Ocean Wise to raise funds and awareness for Environmental Defence.

The event took place on March 8, 2017 in The Rotunda at Toronto City Hall, which was actually my first time being inside the city hall so it was quite interesting to see. The inner and outer circles of the rotunda had food or drink stations. There were also a section for local artists to feature their “Environment-themed” works of art for auction in order to raise money and awareness for Environmental Defence. Across from the art auction was a live art installation onsite with artist Mark Grice.

For $55 admission, guests got a passport to try all the food and drink samples throughout the event as well as a re-usable bamboo chopsticks to eat the dim sum with and take home after. In the passport, only two vendors allowed to sample as much as you can – the rest were a one-time sampling.

Some of Toronto’s best chefs have been asked to showcase their talents for a good cause by putting their spin on dim sum items using only fresh, local and sustainable ingrediants from environmentally conscious partners: seafood that are Ocean Wise recommended, and meat, poultry and eggs from Rowe Farms and Yorkshire Valley Farms. In support of Environmental Defence, we were able to pair the dim sum with local and independent wines, beers and ciders.

Here were the food and drinks I got to try during the Sustainable Dim Sum event:
Saturday Dinette – Coconut & Mushroom Rice Balls
Coconut & Mushroom Rice Blls from Saturday Dinette at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

Kanpai Snack Bar – Chiu Chow Fun Gor of Pork & Cricket
Chiu Chow Fun Gor of Pork & Cricket from Kanpai Snack Bar at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

Hawthorne Food and Drink – Smoked Tea Deviled Egg
Smoked Tea Deviled Egg from Hawthorne Food and Drink at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

Three Dog Winery – Dog House Red and Riesling
Dog House Red from Three Dog Winery at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

Centennial College – Spice Rubbed Shrimp, Lotus Root Chip, Honey-Wasabi Drizzle, Micro Greens
Spice Rubbed Shrimp, Lotus Root Chip, Honey-Wasabi Drizzle, Micro Greens from Centennial College at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

Pork Ninjas – Moinks: Bacon Wrapped Smoked Meatballs

Pearl Court – Steamed Chicken Bao Bun
Steamed Chicken Bao Bun from Pearl Court at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

C-fu Foods – Cricket Shu Mai
Cricket Shu Mai from C-fu Foods at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

Cafe Belong – Ginger Pork Dumpling
Ginger Pork Dumpling from Cafe Belong at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

Lake Inez – Shrimp & Chicken Won Ton
Shrimp & Chicken Won Ton from Lake Inez at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

Dailo – Big Maco Bao Bun
Big Maco Bao Bun from Dailo at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

The Hogtown Pub and Oysters – Asian Mushroom Soup with Chicken Meatballs
Asian Mushroom Soup with Chicken Meatballs from The Hogtown Pub and Oysters at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

Duggan’s Brewery – Thai Curry Tilapia Chowder
Thai Curry Tilapia Chowder with Chicken Meatballs from Duggan's Brewery at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

Daniel et Daniel – Tuna Poke
Tuna Poke from Daniel et Daniel at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

George Brown College – Pepino Royal Mocktail
Pepino Royal Mocktail from George Brown College at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

George Brown College – Papelontrade Mocktail
Papelontrade Mocktail from George Brown College at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

George Brown College – Apple-licious Mocktail
Apple-licious Mocktail from George Brown College at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

George Brown College – Lavender Lane Mocktail
Lavender Lane Mocktail from George Brown College at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

Brickworks Ciderhouse – Semi-sweet Craft Cider
Semi-sweet Craft Cider from Brickworks Ciderhouse at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

401 Cider Brewery – Chocolate Infused Cider
Chocolate Infused Cider from 401 Cider Brewery at Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events


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Disclaimer: Although the entrance was complimentary provided by Drink Inc. Events, all opinions are my own.

EVENT:
Sustainable Dim Sum
At Toronto City Hall

ORGANIZER:
Drink Inc. Events

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