Fortified Collaborations is in the middle of their best farm dinner season ever! Every dinner so far has been top class and the Mishawaka 100 Year Harvest Dinner was no exception. Celebrating 100 years of the iconic Mishawaka, this installment went down on the beautiful grounds of Grant Farms CSA. The cuisine was prepared by the amazing chefs from The Kitchen Bistro paired with beer from Horse and Dragon Brewing Company and spirits from Old Town Distilling Company. All of the proceeds from the evening went to The Kitchen Community to build a learning garden at Lesher Middle School here in Fort Collins.
If you have checked out our earlier posts about the Fortified dinners you know that I go on and on about how awesome these dinners are, but maybe it is more than that. The dinners embody all that is great about our community. The food, the chefs, the farms, the libations, the bands, the camp fires, the people, the conversation, sitting down at community tables to eat dinner together....It all adds up to a really bitchin' time. If you want to have a beer with the people who grew or prepared your food you can walk right over and start a conversation. They will tell you all about their passions, what they are doing, and how they are doing it. I always meet the most interesting people and hear the most fascinating stories at these events. Possibly best of all, the dinners are always different. The local pairings are a one-time thing made with fresh seasonal ingredients.
Never been to one of the farm dinners? Not to worry. There are two more remaining this season. My personal favorite, Bounty and Brews, is next. Check out our pictures from last year's event HERE. We also made a short video about last year's event.
If you don't have tickets for Bounty and Brews, trust me, get them. You can pick them up HERE.
Fortified could not pull this all off without the help of their volunteers and sponsors. A ton of people come together to make these events happen. You know who you are, and thank you! Thank you sponsors and volunteers! Because you do what you do, we get to do what we do and we are grateful for that....So Thanks...For real. It means a lot to us.
Anywho....on to the photos from the Mishawaka 100 Year Harvest Dinner. Hopefully we will see you at one of the last two dinners this season!
Want to fill up on more? To see all the photos from this fantastic farm dinner click HERE.