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Join Us for a Screening of the Award-Winning Food Documentary TABLELAND and Savor A Local Food Tasting Afterward

In Edible Events on October 16, 2009 at 9:20 am
Click on this image to view a trailer for the film

Click on this image to view a trailer for the film

Update: Chefs Announce their Tasting Menu for TABLELAND Event! Tickets Still Available!

Here is what our guests will be tasting after the screening:

Verbena Grille – Red Hubbard Squash Soup using squash from Oles Family Farm
Lake Effect Diner/The Steer/Dug’s Dive – Raisin Acres Sliders using fresh, grass-fed beef from Raisin Acres
Torches – Hand carved smoke ham sandwiches using heritage breed pork from T-Meadow Farm
Carmelo’s Ristorante – Yellow Tomato Basil Soup with Parmesan Cream and Crispy pancetta. Chef Carmelo will be using ingredients from Flavor Farm.
Shango Bistro – Jambalaya using products from Painted Meadow Farm.
Trattoria Aroma – Hunter’s Stew
The Roycroft Inn – Cheddar & Beer Fondue made with Flying Bison Beer
Juniper Restaurant – Gingerbread with White Cow Dairy’s Creme Bulgare
The Sustainable Chef (Rich’s) – Green Apple Spice Cake with Maple Mousse and Apple Sorbet using apples from Blackman Homestead Farm
SAMPLE – Virgin Autumn Martinis using products from Becker Farms
McCullagh Coffee – Ecoverde Green & Fair Trade Coffee

Tickets are still available here!  $30 advance and $35 at the door!

Edible Buffalo announces the screening of the award-winning documentary TABLELAND on November 2, 2009 at the Market Arcade Films & Arts Centre in Buffalo.  Voted ‘Best Feature’ at the 2008 New York City Food Film Festival, TABLELAND takes the audience on a culinary expedition in search of the people, place and taste of North American small-scale, sustainable food production. Following the film, guests will experience a local food tasting showcasing chefs who have embraced sourcing menu ingredients from local farmers and includes some of the region’s top restaurants.

TABLELAND is a tantalizing and thought-provoking film that deals with four important issues; sustainability, economics and marketing, health and taste education, and eating locally and seasonally. These are all discussed and debated by farmers, chefs, and activists who have many years of experience and knowledge of these issues.  TABLELAND contrasts our current damaging and dangerous industrial food system with positive working models of a healthier, sane alternative, with as much focus on delicious food and where it comes from as the economic and ethical forces behind it.

After the film presentation, guests will be invited to the theater lobby to indulge in a local food tasting prepared by top local chefs who have committed to using local ingredients on their menus. This taste of local will include food prepared by these restaurants; Hutch’s, Carmelo’s Ristorante, Verbena Grille, Torches, Shango, SAMPLE, Juniper, the Aroma Group Restaurants, The Roycroft Inn, Curtin Group Restaurants (Lake Effect Diner, The Steer and Dug’s Dive) and Rich’s. Participating farms whose products will be featured include; Flavor Farm, Painted Meadow Farm, Raisin Acres, Tom Tower Farm, Oles Family Farm, White Cow Dairy, and Blackman Homestead Farm.

All of the proceeds of the event will benefit the non-profit organization Field & Fork Network. The mission of Field & Fork Network is to provide the building blocks to create a local food network in the eight counties of Western New York. By bringing food producers (farmers & artisans) and food buyers (chefs, retailers, processors, distributors, and institutional purchasers) together through outreach and education, Field & Fork Network is committed to creating a practical economic engine for local, sustainable agriculture and to provide our region with access to fresh, healthy food. To learn more about Field & Fork Network visit the here.

The film screening and local food showcase will be at the Market Arcade Films & Arts Centre at 639 Main Street in Buffalo. Doors open at 6:30pm and the film begins promptly at 7pm. The film is approximately 78 minutes in length. The local food showcase will follow the screening at approximately 8:15pm in the lobby of the theater. Tickets for this film and food event are $30 advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets or by calling 716-565-2306.  For more information about the film and to view trailers please visit


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