• Food for Thought: Meatless Meat and the New Alt Proteins

  • Tue, 01/21/2020 at 6:00 pm
  • Antiquite Midtown
    2114 P St
    95816 Sacramento
Food for Thought: Meatless Meat and the New Alt Proteins - Antiquite Midtown - Sacramento

For 2020, seems like animals are out, alt protein is in, and Californians are cooking up some pretty unique creations.A new food economy is taking root in places like the dairy section of grocery stores and the drive-thrus of Burger King. Plant-based and lab-made meat, cheese, ice cream and even sushi are appearing more regularly on menus, and many of the companies creating them are based here in the Golden State. The Age of Animal Protein — with its environmental, ethical and health baggage — seems to be giving way to the Age of Alternative Protein.But are these newfangled proteins all they’re supposed to be? Critics say they’re heavily processed, contain lots of non-natural ingredients, and aren’t that great for our health. Will this shut down the industry of cattle ranching and poultry farms, or is there a more eco-friendly way for us to have our animal proteins without all the guilt?Either way, seems like chowing down on lab-cultured burgers, plant-based ice cream and other new protein types is becoming more the norm. (Coming soon: lab-grown insect meat?) Join us for a fabulous food-focused discussion with local chefs and scientists about the latest efforts to reimagine and redesign animal- and animal-free proteins.PANELISTS* Isaac Goldman, head of business development at Eclipse Foods* Ermias Kebreab, professor of animal science at UC Davis, and director of UC Davis World Food Center* Stephen Leopold, chief operating officer of Burger Patch* Anthony Scuderi, executive chef at Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co. restaurant* Paul Shapiro, CEO and co-founder of The Better Meat Co. and author of "Clean Meat"Yes, there will be food. Burger Patch, the hot vegan fast-food joint in Midtown Sacramento (about to open a new branch in Davis) will be serving up burgers and shakes — you can buy a ticket for one of them or both of them — and everyone will get a taste of Eclipse Foods’ new plant-based ice cream. If you’re ordering food with your tickets, PURCHASE THEM NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, JANUARY 19. We’ll also have beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.TICKETS (available on our Eventbrite page )* General Admission (everyone gets a sample of free Eclipse ice cream!) - $10* Ticket with an Earth Quake Shake included- $16* Ticket with a Patch Burger included - $18* Ticket with both Burger and Shake included - $24TIMELINE6 pm: Doors open — get your burgers, shakes and drinks, eat and be merry6:30 pm: We start talking with our foodie panel