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An all-star team of Ottawa food & beer makers are Makin’ It Grain next Thursday

By Jordan Duff on November 19, 2016

On Thursday, November 24th, Makin’ It Grain 2 will serve up course after course of top end 613 grub and beer. 

The dinner takes place at the new Andaz Hotel at 6:30PM. Attendees will want to wear their most forgiving slacks as they’ll be enjoying 5 courses of next-level food.

Photo by Blair Gable.

Photo by Blair Gable.

Those involved are a supergroup of the 613 food and beer scene. The creations are courtesy of Chef Stephen La Salle (Andaz Ottawa), David Wallace (Around the Block Butcher Shop), Michael Holland (Holland’s Cake and Shake), Chris Wooding (Ironwood Organics) and Josh “Bringer of Grain” McJannett (Dominion City Brewing Co). The team already assembled to at the brewery earlier this month to produce a totally original beer for the dinner: Heart City, a harvest saison brewed with Ontario-grown ingredients.

Photo by Blair Gable.

Photo by Blair Gable.

Speaking from personal experience, every morsel of food will likely fantastically flavourful and each course will be beautifully accompanied by a DCBC brew. No spoilers, but this year’s planned dessert and beer pairing sounds beyond creatively delicious.

“Makin’ It Grain is about celebrating the city we love through food and drink,” says Josh McJannett, head brewer and co-founder at Dominion City Brewing Co. “We love it because we get to run wild some of the most creative minds in the city to serve up an incredible night supporting an amazing cause at the heart of this city’s local food movement.”

Photo by Blair Gable.

Photo by Blair Gable.

Tickets are $85 and proceeds support FarmWorks, a great social enterprise that teaches at-risk youth horticulture and business skills that can help them thrive in the growing local food movement. Last year’s event sold out and raised $3,500 for a local charity. Be forewarned that tickets will move quickly.

Josh is excited to support this program: “It invites them to be part of Ottawa’s incredible local food movement; a community of producers, makers and customers who make Ottawa stronger. We couldn’t dream up a better cause for a dinner celebrating local ingredients and the people working with them.”

Details and tickets can be found at MakinItGrain.ca.