Sustainable Feast @ Grub

  • Grub Food Van 87-89 Moor Street Fitzroy

Includes four courses + matched wines

EFFA in conjunction with The Social Food Project is proud to present a sustainable ‘harvest style’ tasting event like few others have seen before.

Exploring themes present in the EFFA selected films Bugs on the Menu, Sustainable and Kubo’s Crickets, this is a unique opportunity to take the bugs out of the cinema and onto your plate, as you experience a specially designed sustainable menu of your own.

Partnering with chef Ben Mac, founder of The Social Food Project and previously from Supernormal and Top Paddock, this special event will be hosted at Grub Food Van in Fitzroy and will offer diners the chance to embark on a gastronomic adventure that will quite literally involve grubs!

Come prepared to be taken on an exploration of alternative food economies that seek to promote a fair and environmentally prosperous future.

Ticket price includes four fabulous courses paired with matched wines and a very special presentation... Tempura Cricket San Choy Bao or Ant Crepes anyone?!

Dinner guest

Dr Jen Rae

Artist, researcher, and cultural producer Dr Jen Rae uses public art to help people engage with sustainable fair food dilemmas. Jen is a lecturer at the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts, and she is the Co-founder and Director of The Riparian Project, a public art initiative that aims to influence a shift in livestock grazing practices in Victoria to improve river health.

With artist Dawn Weleski, Jen recently co-created 'Fair Share Fare' for the Refuge project, a weekend-long public participation project that simulated a disaster scenario, and pushed people to think about food security. The project threw up amazing questions around sustainable food sources for our growing population as well as a little look into the history of food security from our own backyard Jen has agreed to take us through some of that journey and add a few interesting facts to this years inaugural EFFA Sustainable Feast!