Ubuntu Canteen Co-Hosts Collaborative Chefs’ Dinner at Surrey’s Zaklan Heritage Farm on August 11


Vancouver Chef David Gunawan Welcomes Portland Chef Kaylie Barfield of Tusk for Farm-Forward, Multi-Course Feast

Chef David Gunawan and the team at organic-forward Fraserhood eatery Ubuntu Canteen will take the restaurant’s popular Sunday Supper Series on the road to co-host a special collaborative dinner with Chef Kaylie Barfield of Portland, OR’s Tusk at Zaklan Heritage Farm in Surrey (13278 84th Ave.) on August 11 at 5:30 p.m.

This special Sunday Supper will see the two locavore-minded chefs combine their talents to collaborate on a multi-course feast that features a whole spit-roasted lamb as the centerpiece. The full menu will incorporate as many as 20 of the 40 different kinds of vegetables harvested fresh from the 1.5-acre suburban farmstead on the day and feature natural wine pairings from That’s Life Gourmet Ltd.

“My relationship with Doug and Gemma blossomed from a partnership into a friendship based on a deep mutual appreciation for everything they do and grow on the farm,” says Gunawan. “These ingredients have been instrumental in providing the inspiration for the farm-to-table-focused menus I am proud to feature daily at Ubuntu.”

Both Gunawan and Barfield — chef at the acclaimed middle eastern-inspired Tusk restaurant in Portland, OR, and formerly head chef at Vancouver’s Nuba Restaurant Group — share a similar culinary philosophy of championing organic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients in both their restaurants in an effort to support the local community and environment.

Tickets to Ubuntu Canteen’s Sunday Supper at Zaklan Heritage Farm Dinner on Sunday, August 11 are available for $125 per person plus tax at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sunday-supper-on-the-farm-ubuntu-canteen-and-zaklan-heritage-farms-tickets-65562440023. As Ubuntu Canteen prides itself on placing a premium on the availability and seasonality of all ingredients, the Zaklan Heritage Farm Dinner menu may be subject to slight changes.

For more information on Ubuntu Canteen or to stay up to date on its latest events and developments, go to ubuntucanteen.ca, become a fan of /Ubuntu-canteen on Facebook and follow @ubuntucanteen on Instagram.

ABOUT UBUNTU CANTEEN | Located in the heart of Vancouver’s burgeoning Fraserhood district, Ubuntu Canteen is the latest project for David Gunawan, the locavore-focused chef behind such notable and award-winning Vancouver restaurants as Farmer’s Apprentice and Grapes & Soda. Deriving its name from a Zulu word meaning ‘compassion’ and ‘humanity’, Ubuntu Canteen is a conscious and future-focused restaurant, bakery and coffee shop that provides a space where friends and families of all ages can gather together to break bread, share stories and build a strong sense of community. By day, Unbuntu offers a bakery that prepares organic pastries, fresh sourdough loaves and lighter fare comprising ingredients grown by its family network of local farmers and a full-service espresso bar using locally roasted, ethically sourced beans. By night, Ubuntu dims the lights, plays records and serves up a variety of approachable-yet-elevated dishes and fresh nightly features such as house-made pasta, rotisserie chicken and local seafood paired with house-made cocktails, biodynamic and natural wine and a rotating selection of some of BC’s best craft beer.

4194 Fraser St., Vancouver, BC, V5V 4E8 | 604-336-9097 | ubuntucanteen.ca
Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday; Breakfast and Lunch 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Dinner Service from 5 – 10 p.m.; Happy Hour from 5 – 6 p.m.

Media release and images provided by Kate Blyth, SMC Communications Inc.

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