One of the Midland’s most sustainable independent restaurants will be taking the topic of seasonal and ethical farming from the field to the table in its unique series of ‘Source Dinners’.
Opus at Cornwall Street will be hosting five Source Dinner events in which Birmingham food enthusiasts can taste the produce, meet the suppliers and hear their compelling stories and history, as well as learn why sustainability is at the heart of everything they and Opus do.
We’re too late to tell you about the first in the Source Dinner series – the Heritage Potato Dinner Hosted by Lucy and Anthony Carroll of Tiptoe Farm in Northumberland last night (Friday 11th March). However there’s still three more to come.
The city-centre restaurant, which was recently awarded the highest possible rating of ‘Three Star Sustainability Champion’ by the Sustainable Restaurant Association, is inviting food lovers to enjoy a range of different source nights throughout the year. From a Fish Dinner with M&J Seafood, a Vegetarian Dinner with Worcester Produce, a Champagne Dinner with Laurent Perrier, a rare breed Beef Dinner, each night will share the supplier’s compelling stories and a chance to enjoy their produce. Ann Tonks, director at Opus at Cornwall Street, said:
“Ethical and sustainable sourcing really is at the heart of our menus. Not only does sourcing our produce from great British suppliers mean that we are supporting the local farming and fishing industries as well as reducing our carbon footprint, but we believe there is a direct link between ethical, quality sourcing and the astonishing flavours of the finished dish.
“Our Source Dinners are always popular amongst our guests as they are a unique way of introducing our customers directly to our suppliers. From sharing the interesting tales that farming can bring, to understanding more about the commitment and dedication they put into their produce, we can’t wait to share their passion with our customers.”
Here’s the list of Opus at Cornwall Street’s Source Dinners:
- Heritage Potato Dinner with Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes – Friday 11th March from 7pm. Ticket costs £75
- Fish Dinner with M&J Seafood – Friday 17th June from 7pm. Ticket costs £75.
- Vegetarian Dinner with Worcester Produce – Friday 19th August from 7pm. Ticket costs £65.
- Champagne Dinner with Laurent Perrier – Friday 30th September from 7pm. Ticket costs £85.
- Rare breed Beef Dinner – Friday 21st October from 7pm. Ticket costs £85.
Each tickets includes an aperitif, a five-course dinner and matching wines. To book, please call 0121 200 2323