Showcasing the role that greenhouse, hydroponic, and aquaponic food production have in the designation of Tucson as a UNESCO “City of Gastronomy.”
The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) will host a multi -course wine- paired dinner, designed to showcase the foods currently being cultivated at CEAC and to help support ongoing research programs that continue the important work of assuring a secure, sustainable food supply for the planet.
Chef Janos Wilder and the Carriage House culinary team have created an extraordinary menu incorporating specialty greens, melons, mushrooms, tomatoes and other items grown at CEAC as well as additional ingredients from an array of local purveyors.
Special guest speakers will include Dr. Andrew Weil – UA Center for Integrative Medicine and Joaquin Ruiz, UA Vice President for Innovation, Executive Dean College of Science. Both will share their visions on how controlled environment agriculture impacts the future of food quality, availability, nutrition and health.
Price per person is $130 per person or special rate $210 for two (prices include tax and gratuity).
Local harvest provided by:
University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, Arizona Vegetable Co., University of Arizona MycoCats, Fish Farmacy, University of Arizona Animal & Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Hungry Planets Systems and Services LLC.
Local wine presented by Arizona Wine Growing Association members including:
Pillsbury Wine Company, Lightening Ridge Cellars, Rune Wines, Sand-Reckoner Vineyards, Callaghan Vineyards.
Purchase tickets at : http://ceac.arizona.edu/secure-sustaining-sensational-cea-dinner