Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Culinary Arts Center, Coltivare, is teaming up with the History Center in Tompkins County for an are teaming up for a multi-faceted event called “The History of Local Food and Agriculture” on Tuesday, November 19. The evening begins with a free presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. at the History Center and then moves to Coltivare for a ticketed event that includes local foods and drinks.
The presentation at the History Center in Tompkins County, which is located within the Tompkins Center for History & Culture at 110 North Tioga Street on the Ithaca Commons, will be given by students from the College’s Sustainable Farming and Food Systems program, with special assistance from Coltivare Executive Chef Patrick Blackman. The presentation at the History Center is free and open to everyone.
Following the talk, the evening’s events will move to Coltivare. After a short cocktail reception, participants will be treated to a three-course dinner of local foods as Chef Blackman and Culinary Arts students will share information about the origins and inspirations of each dish. Tickets for the Coltivare portion of the evening are $35 and available through the restaurant’s website at: coltivareithaca.com/happenings.
The evening is a special event that is part of the “Celebrating the Impossible Dream” exhibit. The exhibit, on display in the main lobby of the Tompkins Center for History & Culture through December, explores the College’s more than 50 years of history and innovation.