Hosted by Gathering and Rochelle Canteen ICA
Chef and founder of sustainable, low-waste restaurant GatheringsAlex Davies of Gathering will take Feast Matariki to the global stage. On the 4th of June, Margot Henderson will welcome Alex to takeover Rochelle Canteen at the ICA with his plant-focused menu.
Margot and co-founder of Rochelle Canteen Melanie Arnold have been advocates of sustainable cooking, getting the most from their produce and keeping waste to a minimum.
Inspired by a similar approach to cooking, Alex’s restaurant, Gatherings, started after the 2011 earthquake with a fresh vision for ecologically-conscious cooking in the city. Whilst working on an organic farm in North Canterbury, Alex created his sustainable supper clubs under the same name which led to a permanent site in 2017. Soon after opening, the restaurant drew praise from critics for his vegetarian root to tip style of cooking and in 2017 the restaurant won best new metropolitan restaurant at the Cuisine Good Food Awards. Having emigrated to New Zealand in his youth, Alex will be back in the UK in June to showcase his original take on modern New Zealand cookery with his most-celebrated vegetarian dishes from Gatherings.
Alex is creating a diverse menu culturally - influenced by his roots in the UK, his plant-centric approach to celebrate the land and taking with him a range of indigenous NZ plants to season his dishes.
Tickets are £40 and available at http://www.arnoldandhenderson.com/rochelle-ica/index.php
£5 from every ticket purchase will be donated to Christchurch Resettlement Services in the wake of the March 2019 Mosque Attacks.