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CTS Western Suburbs Food Festival No.3: Climate for Change fundraiser,
Fig & Walnut, 11-13 Bellairs Avenue, Seddon. Phone: 0433 574 194
Date: Wednesday, July 19. Time: 6-10pm. Ticket price: $45.
Not all eateries, for any number of reasons, fit right with the regular CTS business plan for holding events.
One such is Fig & Walnut in Seddon.
When, while trying the new winter menu there, I put this to Vera, she took the words right out of my mouth.
“Let’s do a fundraiser!”
Truth is, I hadn’t thought much beyond sounding her out about such a project – the details were fuzzy in my mind.
But then she came up with a brilliant idea.
“Let’s do it for Katerina!”
It all fits!
I met Katerina – and a whole bunch of other lovely, friendly and spirited people – while involved in the campaign, a few years back now, to save Footscray’s Dancing Dog building.
It was from her that I first learned about a forthcoming cool cafe soon to open in her Seddon neighbourhood – the joint that would be Fig & Walnut.
Back then, Katerina was working very hard on another project – an activist organisation called Climate for Change.
Since then, she and many other have built this into something really special – a righteous grass-roots group doing great work on behalf of our planet and our children.
You can read about their work here.
Climate for Change has just completed a mammoth fundraising exercise – but Vera and I are only too glad to do our bit in topping up that war chest.
We hope you will be, too.
We have tried to keep the ticket price for this event below what is commonly charged for many fundraisers.
At the same, time we hope that – after deduction of Vera’s generous costings and booking fees – to hand Katerina and her crew a handy chunk of change.
This will, we hope, be a grand occasion that will taste great, be a great opportunity to network and a gathering of old friends and new.
Vera and her crew will prepare for the evening a lavish vegan banquet that will include the following and much more:
- Mediterranean paella
- House-made vegan dips and breads
- Amazing salads:
- Ancient grains with garden herbs nuts and pomegranate
- Mapled sweet potato and carrots with cumin, coriander
- Roast eggplants and pumpkin with almond creme dressing
- A variety of vegan antipasto
- Chargrilled veggie salad with whipped tahini
Wine will be available by the glass, bottle and case under the auspices of Climate for Change’s Kook’s Labor of Love vino arrangements and glassware will be provided.