Greenhouse by Joost pops up as part of MFWF

Greenhouse by Joost

To celebrate the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s 20th year, Greenhouse by Joost has popped-up on the banks of the Yarra River for 20 days from the 2nd March to the 21st March

The greenhouse is open daily from 8am for breakfast, and throughout the day for lunch, snacks and dinner – or drinks on the rooftop bar.

I attended last weekend and enjoyed, spiced chicken, quinoa, yoghurt and smokey eggplant dip, flat bread and grilled zucchini, pickled lemon, dil. The food and service was fantastic.

Greenhouse uses organic, biodynamic and local produce where possible. Herbs and weeds are grown on the rooftop and foraged locally. The beef comes from Hopkins River where all the cows live happy lives, as do the corn fed chooks they get from Glenloth Game. Joost has sourced the freshest local fruit and veg from select providers and uses green eggs. All the flour they use is stone milled in house from Powlett Hill wheat.

The design and architecture is eco-friendly and has been designed for disassembly, enabling the greenhouse to pop up at another location. With a number of shipping containers acting as structure, the toilets, kitchen and back of house areas are housed within these containers whilst the dining area is an open, airy and light filled space.

I love the façade which is made up of rusted f82 steel mesh (normally used in concreting) welded together which is then filled with potted strawberries to create a green wall against a ply backing.

FSC Ply is used extensively on the interior and recycled tube steel forms the chair and table legs, LED spot light fittings provide evening light, not required during the day due to large clear window panels.

For further insights and information please check out…

http://byjoost.com/greenhouse/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenhouse-by-Joost/105493049526332

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