Imperfect Foods is helping start the first week for food waste in Denver April 11-17. (Provided by Imperfect Foods)
Imperfect Foods and New Belgium Brewing partner with several local restaurants to save £ 1,000 on waste food in a week.
For Denver Food Waste Week, April 11-17, participating restaurants will create specialty meals to reduce waste by incorporating reclaimed products or food from Imperfect Foods that would otherwise have ended up in landfill.
Dishes will be available in some of Denver’s most popular kitchensuding:
- Brass nails:: Imperfect ice cream sandwiches, vanilla ice cream mixed with chocolate-coated pretzels, between a salted peanut butter biscuit
- Wagon driver: Hawaiian pizza with imperfect salami and dried pineapple and a no-waste cocktail
- Colorado campfire: Roasted, imperfect pork chop with sauteed bok choy, roasted pumpkin and pepper puree and a pineapple and bacon jam
- Jax fish house:: Imperfect wild prawn tartin with salted cucumber, citrus pesto, rocket and quinoa
- Logan Street: Imperfect spaghetti squash and kale gratin with gruyere and almonds
- The Bindery Denver: Whole grilled branzino with imperfect jalapeño aguachile, cucumber and zucchini
- The patio at Sloans:: Imperfect coconut prawn cake with mango, blood orange and cucumber salsa
National online grocer Imperfect Foods went live on March 16 in the Rocky Mountain region.
As part of No Waste Week, New Belgium Brewing will be launching a limited edition co-branded IPA called Waste Not, Want Hop, which will be available exclusively alongside dishes in each restaurant as well as The Woods restaurant located on the roof of The Source Hotel.
In making the beer, New Belgium used Imperfect Foods branded products such as dried pineapple, dried mango and orange juice, resulting in a brew with lots of tropical and citrus notes. It will be created on Denver Source Pilot Brewery.
A percentage of each menu item and beer purchased goes directly to the Denver Food Waste Week partner of the Food Bank. Rocky Mountains Food Bank.
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