Collingwood bistro Congress has announced it’s next event ‘Vegetables for Dinner’, a series of vegan dinners developed in partnership with Fitzroy provedore Northside Fruit & Veg.
The dinner will be held across two consecutive nights – Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th September – where you will enjoy a five-course menu including salt-baked beets with cashew cream and horseradish, sticky rice cake with mushrooms and black garlic, and radishes sourced from Congress’ own community garden with sunflower tahini and chickpea wafers.
With more than two million Australians now meat free (Roy Morgan: ‘The slow but steady rise of vegetarianism in Australia’), the event is a response to what Congress co-owner Katie McCormack says is a growing appetite for the vegan and vegetarian fare.
“In recent years chefs have really embraced vegetables as the unsung heroes of the kitchen,” she says. “And whether they’re motivated simply by health or more complex moral reasons, diners are excited about what can be achieved in the absence of meat and animal products, and our inventive chefs are only too happy to oblige.”
Tickets are $90 per person inclusive of matched wines from some of Australia’s most talented lo-fi wine producers. Places are strictly limited and booking is essential.
Event: Vegetables for Dinner
Dates: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th September
Cost: $90 per person
Congress – 49 Peel Street, Collingwood