The People’s Fridge and Tooting restaurant Plot are teaming up for a one-off dinner made entirely from waste food.
The restaurant’s founders Mark Kimber and Harry Smith will cook up a special meal of food and cocktails on Tuesday May 30 at Plot, using produce from their suppliers that would otherwise have been thrown away.
Due to the nature of the meal, the four-course menu will be decided on the day based on what produce is available. It will kick off with a Negroni with from house-brewed vermouth made using open bottles of wine from behind the bar, and there will also be a cabbage sour cocktail made with pickling liquor from the kitchen’s cabbage, along with cassis, gin, rosemary syrup and star anise.
10% of each ticket sold will be donated The People’s Fridge, and the dinner will be introduced by its founder Rebecca Trevalyan.
The People’s Fridge launched in February within Pop Brixton following a crowdfunding campaign that raised more than £2000. It allows local traders and members of the public to donate leftover food which can then be taken by members of the community who need it.
Mark said: “We’re huge admirers of The People’s Fridge, and everything they’ve done for the local community.”
Harry added: “It’s going to be a challenge, but we’re totally up for it, and it makes it all the more rewarding working on a project like this for such a great cause.”