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This week, Joost Bakker of futurefoodsystem is partnering with Discovered Wildfoods, ReturnR Marketplace and Darling Distillery to bring you a pop-up of his former zero-waste Hardware Lane cafe Brothl, featuring homemade broth and limited release gin.
Head on down to River Terrace at Fed Square to sample one of three different broth flavours, utilising ingredients from futurefoodsystem as well as other ethically and sustainably sourced produce. Meat-based broths will be made with harvested wild game from Discovered Wildfoods, while the vegetarian broth will use wild Tasmanian-harvested seaweed, plant skeletons, and Yarra Valley mushrooms from Unearthed co Mushrooms.
The limited-release gin is the first batch made as part of a collaboration with Darling Distillery, using rainwater and botanicals from futurefoodsystem.
All broth will be made by futurefoodsystem chef-residents Jo Barrett and Matt Stone, at futurefoodsystem, and will be available for purchase in a ReturnR cup, which can be used again, for $15.
Future Gin will be available for purchase by the bottle for $95.
Wines from Mac Forbes wines and mushroom skewers will also be available for purchase.
Joost Bakker, the creator of futurefoodsystem and the brains behind this new initiative says:
We are excited to bring back Brothl in collaboration with Discovered Wildfoods to celebrate the launch of ReturnR Marketplace – a brilliant Melbourne initiative that has the potential to eliminate a mountain of waste. The concept of zero-waste is gaining global attention and brilliant minds are now finding sustainable solutions like this – it’s an inspiring and exciting time.
The Brothl pop up will celebrate ingredients that are not being used and are causing harm to our natural environment.
With over 25 million wild pigs and 1 million wild deer on the east coast of Australia alone, the damage these species are causing to native habitat is immense.
Recent bushfires and the rain that’s followed have created the perfect environment for these populations to explode.
We’ve joined forces with Discovered Wildfoods to find a sustainable solution through broth.
We will offer three varieties of broth at River Terrace at Fed Square, alongside our first batch of gin made in collaboration with Darling Distillery, wine from Mac Forbes and mushrooms from unearthed.
All served in ReturnR and embracing a future that is #zerowaste.
Location of pop-up: top of steps next to futurefoodsystem, River Terrace, Fed Square.
Brothl’s former location in Hardware Lane.