Utopian Foods

A five-course dinner served with small talk on sustainability and the future of food.
Kat Hayes
Published on May 01, 2017


Utopia is a concept often put into words and images, but if you've ever wondered what it would look like food-wise, the Social Food Project has the event for you. Running as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, Utopian Foods will imagine what our food system will look like in 50 years and what we might be putting in our mouths by then, all through an interactive dinner on Thursday, May 4 hosted by chef and creator of the Social Food Project, Ben Mac.

The glimpse of the future will take place in a little section of the past; those who partake will pull up a seat in Melbourne's beautiful old Drill Hall, opposite the Queen Victoria Market. The dinner will explore concepts such as sustainability, ecological diversity, ocean health and cultural diversity, so you can expect the small talk during dinner to be of a pretty high standard.

You'll be served a five-course meal featuring surprise bonanzas such as bone broth, edible insects and fermented beverages (no surprises there). Bring your most adventurous mate and an empty tum.


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