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Nurture x Golden Age Botanicals Harvest Table Dinner

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The Depanneur

1033 College Street

Toronto, ON M6H 1A8

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HUNGRY FOR CONNECTION?

We believe the most fruitful and sincere connections are often built around the dinner table and have cooked up a space for you to show up and be fed both in spirit and in body.

Each month, Nurture offers a collaborative intimate dining experience for like-minded creatives and entrepreneurs (and those that love to support them), highlighting a local creator by telling their story through food. Part community incubator, part supper club, part creative salon - all delicious, organic, and served family-style. Hosted at The Depanneur - "A place where interesting food things happen."

June's Harvest Table Dinner is a culinary celebration of Golden Age Botanicals and founder Kathryn Bondy.

Our guest questionnaire helps us learn about what you're up to creatively and we seat you intentionally next to people we think you'll fruitfully connect with. The rest is magic and candlelight!

Includes:

  • Welcome cocktail

  • Three course dinner

  • Table wine

  • Intentional seating according to who we think you'll connect with

  • Creative interview with Kathryn Bondy, paper floral artist and founder of Golden Age Botanicals, by Nurture founder, Sonja Seiler

  • Community and connection with kindred spirits

Seats are limited. Our menu is naturally vegetarian. Allergies and food sensitivities wholeheartedly embraced with advance notice.

Nurture Harvest Table Dinner

About Nurture:

Nurture creates and curates authentic, compassion-based experiences and creative community through retreats, workshops and Harvest Table Dinners – a safe space to show up exactly as one is.

Most networking events operate under the unspoken notion that we need to present an “everything’s wonderful here” face to society. They presume that surface conversation, stale crackers and a handful of business cards are the only way to connect with people to help you on the path towards your dreams. We presume that sharing a meal satiates the hunger for connection, which, in turn, feeds ambition in a way that truly serves and inspires. The industry is lacking in safe spaces to gather in community to talk about the intersections of our lives and businesses in an honest, vulnerable, supportive way and we're here to provide a delicious alternative.

We love to witness the ripple effect of cross-collaboration and new projects by retreat and Harvest Table Dinner attendees. We passionately celebrate the creative work of local artisans, creatives and entrepreneurs by telling their stories through food.

About our Collaborator, Golden Age Botanicals:

Kathryn Bondy is a botanical artist, and the founder of Golden Age Botanicals. Golden Age expresses the ways we use the natural world as a language of connection, through stunningly lifelike handmade botanical keepsakes.

We let nature speak for us when words seem to fail: we send flowers as a kindness, fruit becomes historical metaphor, insects are reminders of loved ones. These are our own stories about who we are, who we love, what we want to remember, and what matters to us. By adapting the languages of flowers, fruit, plants and insects, we can tell those stories in new ways, as an allegory about who we are and what we can become.

Kathryn Bondy creates these botanical keepsakes by hand, in faithful realism, with refined techniques developed over many years. Every element is made using a material that captures the essence of the example that nature provides. Crepe paper is often dyed by hand, wire is delicately shaped, and petals and leaves are sculpted and curved just-so, creating pieces that are rooted in beauty and offer a quiet study of nature's wonder.

Golden Age pieces aim to capture the beauty of the natural world in fine detail, acting with deep devotion to the ongoing telling of your story — whatever it may be.

About our host, The Depanneur:

Founded in 2011 by Len Senater, The Dep is an ongoing, evolving experiment, prototype and proof-of-concept exploring food’s role in building community, creating opportunity and celebrating diversity. It has evolved over the years into a kind of convivial urban food hub where food producers, creators and consumers can connect and explore new food ideas in a fun, informal setting. It's "a place where interesting food things happen."

FAQs

What's the refund policy?

We recognize that outer circumstances beyond your control sometimes happen and are always sorry to miss having you at our dinners when that is the case. If you can find someone to take your place, we are happy to offer a full refund, minus a small processing fee.

Otherwise, we are unable to offer refunds or honour tickets for future events due to a combination of two key factors:

1) The perishable nature of the food items purchased for each dinner, which much of the ticket price goes towards.

2) Our limited-seating venue charges per person. That being said, we would love to offer you a 50% off code to attend a future dinner, if that is the case. Simply email connect@nurtureretreats.com and we’ll send it to you!

Do you accommodate allergies and food sensitivities?

Absolutely! One thing you might not know about Nurture is the fact that allergies and food sensitivities are accommodated with the opposite approach those of you who need to eat this way might be used to. Cardboard baked goods, fruit plates and soy substitutes will never grace your plate at Nurture. Instead, we get really passionate about working with restrictions in such a way that an attendee with limited food options feels NO limits at the table. A custom version of everything you see on the menu will be yours to enjoy.

Is it assigned seating? How does seating work? What if I’m bringing a friend?

When you register for your ticket(s), you’ll fill out a brief questionnaire where you get to elaborate about who you are, your creative projects, etc. We take great care to get to know about our attendees so that we can seat you intentionally close to people we think you’ll be inspired by or make a particular connection with. If you bring a friend or partner, we usually seat you across from one another so you both have new people on either side to get to know, as well as one another.

Is it okay to come alone? What if I’m a bit shy?

When you walk in the door, you are family. These dinners were built specifically and intentionally as the antithesis of the antiseptic, socially awkward wine & cheese mingling events where people pass out pitches and business cards. We’re all about an evening where you don’t have to hide behind a veneer of having it all together, but get to show up as yourself and gather with others who are also invested in the same. We have had a few people attend who would admit to being very shy, all of whom remarked on how welcome they felt and how easy it was to connect with others.


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The Depanneur

1033 College Street

Toronto, ON M6H 1A8

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