Sustainable Dim Sum, A Conscious Dim Sum Event in Toronto

Travelling Foodie attends Sustainable Dim Sum by Drink Inc. Events

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

Some of Toronto’s best chefs have been asked to showcase their talents for a good cause at Sustainable Dim Sum event by putting their spin on dim sum items using only fresh, local and sustainable ingredients from environmentally conscious partners.

This means seafood that is Ocean Wise recommended, and meat, poultry and eggs from Rowe Farms and Yorkshire Valley Farms.

Guests are able to pair the dim sum with local and independent wines, beers and ciders.

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Sustainable Dim Sum Food & Drink Event in Toronto, Ontario by Travelling Foodie

Sustainable Dim Sum 2017

The event took place on March 8, 2017 at The Rotunda of 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 was 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 along with re-usable bamboo chopsticks to eat the dim sum with and take home after.

In the Sustainable Dim Sum passport, only two vendors allowed to sample as much as you can. The rest was a one-time sampling.

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Food & Drinks

Here are all the food and drinks that we got to try during the Sustainable Dim Sum Event.

Food

Saturday Dinette – Coconut & Mushroom Rice Balls

Coconut & Mushroom Rice Blls from Saturday Dinette

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

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

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 in Toronto

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 in Toronto

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 in Toronto

Duggan’s Brewery – Thai Curry Tilapia Chowder

Thai Curry Tilapia Chowder with Chicken Meatballs from Duggan's Brewery in Ontario

Daniel et Daniel – Tuna Poke

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

Drinks

Three Dog Winery – Dog House Red and Riesling

Dog House Red from Three Dog Winery 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

Sustainable Dim Sum
Website / Address: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2


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

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