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Darkness in the Garden: Beer Pairing & Dinner

Darkness in the Garden: Beer Pairing & Dinner
Special Event

Date & Time:

October 6, 2022, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

Rock Garden (1185 York Boulevard)

Types:

Evenings, Food and Drink, Get Social, Special Event

Length:

2+ Hours

Admission:

Ticketed Event, Pre-Registration Required

Event Description

Join us for a night of tastings and pairings under the stars with a fall harvest-themed dinner paired with this year’s crop of Collective Arts Origin of Darkness Series beers.

Hosted on the Rock Garden Bistro’s Patio and Terrace, a four-course beer paired dinner highlighting Collective Arts collaborative Imperial Stout brews with Bellwood Brewing of Toronto, Cloudwater Brewing of Manchester, England, Dugges Bryggeri, of Gothenburg, Sweden & Burial Beer Co., Asheville N.C.

This is a 19+ event. Pre-registration is required.

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Tickets

$115 per person (+ HST & Service Fee)

What’s Included:

  • 4 course plated dinner by the team at the Rock Garden Bistro (see menu)
  • 4 beer pairings from the 2022 Origin of Darkness series from Collective Arts
  • Entry to Rock Garden for the evening

Please Note:

  • Prices subject to HST and Service Fees
  • Pre-registration is required for this ticketed event. Registration closes Monday October 3.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and final sale.
  • After a purchase is complete, the tickets are the property of the ticket-holder, and RBG will be unable to accommodate any date or time changes.
  • Rock Garden path by the Visitor Centre at dusk
  • rock garden visitor centre at night
  • stone staircase winding through the lush green rock garden

Menu

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

  • Cloudwater Stout Risotto Stuffed Mushroom
  • Butternut Squash and Sweet Corn Fritter w/ Vidal Stout Cream
  • Chicken Drummettes w/ Imperial Stout BBQ

Beer pairing to be announced.

Appetizer

  • Panzanella Salad – Grilled Bread, Spring Mix, Pickled Onions, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Blueberries, Prosciutto, Grana Padano, Cider Vinaigrette (Veg – no prosciutto)

Beer pairing to be announced.

Dinner

  • Stout Braised Osso Bucco w/ Parsnapple Puree, Roasted Mini Potatoes, Wilted Black Kale, Imperial Stout Reduction
  • OR
  • Sweet Potato Steak w/ Burial Stout Maple Glaze, Parsnapple Puree, Roasted New Potatoes, Wilted Black Kale

Beer pairing to be announced.

Dessert

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding w/ Sweet, Sweet Stout Caramel

Beer pairing to be announced.

About Origin of Darkness

The Origin Of Darkness series is Collective Arts‘ annual set of barrel aged dark beers made in collaboration with our brewing friends from around the world. Experience the uniqueness of each brewery bringing their terroir-inspired local flavour.

The Beers

To be announced.

Event F.A.Q.

A 19+ Event

Event attendees must be 19 years of age or older to attend. Please ensure you have a government-issued ID on your person during the event; anyone who does not present a valid ID upon request will be asked to leave.

Dietary Restrictions

To keep the integrity of the menu and pairings there are no substitutions. Please make us aware of any allergens during the registration process.

Directions & Parking

This event is held at the historic Rock Garden, at 1185 York Boulevard, Hamilton ON.

Parking is included in your ticket price, available in the large lot across the road. Accessible parking spaces are available outside the Rock Garden Visitor Centre.

Rock Garden is within the Hamilton Bike Share network! Consider biking to this event and taking a taxi or ride share on the way home.

Weather

This outdoor event is hosted on the Rock Garden Bistro patio; please dress for the weather. In case of rain or extreme weather, the event will be held indoors.

Pets & Service Animals

With the exception of service animals, personal dogs/cats/animals are not permitted at this event.

What do I do if I feel ill?

As part of our commitment and shared responsibility for the health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers, we ask that guests perform a self assessment to help reduce the spread of COVID – 19 prior to your visit.

Should you feel ill please stay home and contact your health care provider. Your tickets can be transferred to other family members or friends (no transfer fee required).

COVID-19 Rights & Responsibilities

Royal Botanical Gardens understands and respects the rights of all staff, volunteers, and event attendees to be protected from infectious diseases. Royal Botanical Gardens follows the public health and workplace safety measures and regulations as indicated by local public health units, local municipalities, and the Province of Ontario.

As such, event attendees are mandatorily required to adhere to the processes and policies that are put in place to mitigate effects of infectious diseases. Such processes and policies include, but are not limited to: face coverings, daily medical screening, and social distancing. It is the right of Royal Botanical Gardens to restrict the access to or remove from its events and properties any individual who does not adhere to such processes and policies.

By agreeing you understand the above statement and agree to its contents for yourself and those individuals attending the event with you.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets purchased to special exhibitions are final sale and non-refundable. Tickets can be transferred to someone else if you can no longer attend. Please keep your tickets and confirmation: it is proof of your purchase and allows entry into the exhibition.

COVID 19 Rights and Responsibilities: Royal Botanical Gardens understands and respects the rights of all staff, volunteers, and event attendees to be protected from infectious diseases. Royal Botanical Gardens follows the public health and workplace safety measures and regulations as indicated by local public health units, local municipalities, and the Province of Ontario. As such, guests are mandatorily required to adhere to the processes and policies that are put in place to mitigate effects of infectious diseases. Such processes and policies include, but are not limited to: face coverings, daily medical screening, and social distancing. It is the right of Royal Botanical Gardens to restrict the access to or remove from its events and properties any individual who does not adhere to such processes and policies. By agreeing you understand the above statement and agree to its contents for yourself and those individuals attending the exhibition with you.

Liability: RBG assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to property, or for personal injury or mishap; all activities are at the risk of the participant.

Filming/Photography Release: Please be advised that all photos, audio-video, and static images taken at this tour may be used for exhibit, reproduction, and/or distribution for RBG related promotional use, including all forms of print, television advertisement, social media and /or website display. In consideration of your participation as a guest or attendee of this event, you authorize Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use such photos and images under their sole discretion. Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns are released without limitation of any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

By purchasing tickets and participating in this tour on RBG properties, you are agreeing to the above release for yourself, and on behalf of your guests.

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