ABOUT THE EVENT
For a special edition of the CFL Academy, Bon Bock & Contemporary Food Lab have brought together Jonathan Hamnett of Berlin-based Grunewald Foraging with chef Simon Schneeberger of Fritz Lambada restaurant, Winterthur Switzerland. Nutritious autumnal edibles sought by Jonathan and Simon will provide the foundations of an engaging dinner and informative presentation.
Participants will dine on a three course menu designed by Simon with seasonal ingredients plucked the previous day from local foraging locations. The dinner will be coupled with a presentation by Jonathan on their seasonal findings and the phenomenon of foraging as a whole. In conjunction with the dinner, CFL Academy has coordinated an exclusive foraging tour for the following day with Grunewald Foraging available to any of our adventurous guests that wish to strap on some hiking boots and follow Jonathan on one of his illuminating walks.
ABOUT THOSE INVOLVED
Under the title Grunewald Foraging, Jonathan Hamnett leads foraging courses and events in and around the Berlin-Brandenburg area. Whether participants join one of Jonathan’s tours out of culinary interest or pure curiosity, they can partake in the surprise and joy of discovering wild edibles. He has a quick eye for the seemingly imperceptible nuances of the road species he comes across and an entertaining knowledge of not only plant use but the cultural relevance, etymology and individual histories of each.
Simon Schneeberger is the head chef at the new highrise enterprise Fritz Lambada in Winterthur, Switzerland. Having honed his skills at places such as Rosso in Zürich and a brief stint at Noma in Copenhagen, he moved on to apply his talents at BROR which was founded by two former sous-chefs of Noma. Just this year he opened the restaurant Fritz Lambada with two partners where the cuisine hinges on regionally sourced ingredients, preferably picked within a 50km radius of the kitchen. This nurturing of close ties with local producers is central to enriching Simon’s menu and conscious cooking concept, all of which made him a perfect candidate for this collaboration and for the Bon Bock Residency.
Bon Bock is a new Berlin based event platform and residency program focussed on bringing together Culinary and Contemporary Arts and Culture. As part of its residency, Bon Bock invites young and creative thinking chefs to partake in the living experiment that is Berlin, and to introduce them to the city’s vast food and arts culture scene.
As this is a special edition of the CFL Academy, participation is not for free this time.
Tickets are available via Eventbrite now: 40.00 EUR for Dinner only / 50.00 EUR for Dinner & Foraging Walk
The time & meeting point for the foraging tour on Saturday will be announced early next week.