World’s First ZERO KM Dinner at Macreddin Village

On Thursday the 05th of October 2017, The Brooklodge & Macreddin Village is hosting a unique dinner for 100 lucky guests who will experience something never achieved before!

Evan Doyle, The Kitchen Brigade and The Crew at Macreddin Village have been knee deep in preparation since August 2016 for the World’s First ZER0KM Dinner.

Absolutely every tiny morsel served on this ONE NIGHT next month, for this ONE DINNER will be reared, grown and harvested within ONE KILOMETRE of our kitchen.

This tall order has brought about some challenges and the team at the Brooklodge has depended on the advice, guidance, expertise and knowledge of our farmer and producer friends since the beginning of this journey to assist and help us towards achieving the best harvest for this unique ZER0KM Dinner.

Evan Doyle, explains where the idea came from:

“The growing public desire for more knowledge as to the provenance of the food they consume has been answered by many restaurants worldwide with innovative concepts such as Fifty Mile Foods or Ten Mile Meals.  However, there have always been niggling questions about these Food Stories. Questions such as; did the milk really come directly from a farm within a ten mile radius, what about the flour for the bread, where did the oil or vinegar used in the kitchen come from, even the wine served at the dinner; was that grown, pressed and fermented within ten miles?
This got us thinking here in Macreddin Village, would it be possible to actually produce a totally complete Dinner here from within a ten mile radius and we agreed that we thought we could.
And then while we were discussing all the ingredients required for such a Dinner, we realised that with a little help from our producer and farmer friends we could actually rear, grow and harvest all the produce and ingredients required for one Dinner on one Night within less than one Kilometre from Macreddin Village…the world’s first ZER0KM Dinner!

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