Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Just a reminder that The Fifth Annual Taste of Slow Food is taking place this Saturday evening on the Plaza in Old Town State Park from 5-9 PM! The event will feature tastings from food stations staffed by local chefs, featuring fresh, seasonal organic produce, artisan meats and cheeses. Local wines and beers will be available for tasting, and unlike in past years, 2 glasses of beer or wine are included in the ticket price of $65.00.
Participating Chefs include: Dean Thomas, Jim Phillips and Duncan Firth, Barona Casino ♦ Bernard Guillas, Marine Room ♦ Tom McAliney, Brandt Beef ♦ Katie Grebow, Café Chloe ♦ Timothy Au, Molly's ♦ Antonio Friscia, Dish ♦ Scott Wagner, ChileCo ♦ Jeff Massey, Stone Brew World Bistro & Gardens ♦ Margarite Griftka, Starlite ♦ Christy Samoy, Sea Rocket Bistro ♦ Leah Di Bernardo, Delytes Catering ♦ Ray Kau, Whole Foods ♦ Javier Plascencia, Restaurante Romesco, ♦ Margarita Salinas di Carrillo, Don Emilianos's ♦ Mrs. Trimmer's Restaurant ♦ Berta Utreas, Berta's ♦ Bob Gibson, Pasado Del Paseo ♦ Jeanne Ferrell, Cold Stone Creamery ♦ Elizabethan Desserts ♦ Mario Montes, El Agave ♦ Samantha Hanan, The Market ♦ Café Coyote ♦ Acapulco ♦ Connie Puente Miller, El Fandango ♦ Victor Jimenez, Cowboy Star.
Purveyors and Farmers include: Brandt Beef ♦ Hamilton Meats ♦ Gina Friese, Venissmo Cheese ♦ Michael Antonorsi, Chuao Chocolate, Barry Logan's La Milpa Organica, Phil and Juany Noble's Sage Mountain Farm, Sweet Tree Farm, Helene Beck's La Vigne ♦ Jackie Anderson's Jackie's Jams ♦ Debra Katz, Sadie Rose Baking Co. ♦ Ana Salcedo's Old Town Ice Cream ♦
Local Breweries and Wineries include: Greg Koch's Stone Brewing Co ♦ Port Brewing Co ♦ Alesmith Brewing Co ♦ Hacienda de las Rosas Winery ♦ Salerno's ♦ San Pasqual Winery ♦ Twin Oaks Valley Winery ♦ Woof'n Rose Winery.
More from Slow Food San Diego:
"Proceeds will benefit the projects of Slow Food San Diego and The Old Town San Diego State Park. Slow Food is a celebration of food from field to plate. Slow Food San Diego hosts events throughout the year including farm tours, educational tastings and celebrations of food all of which are open to the public. Slow Food supports the delicious simplicity of produce grown by sustainable farming; from animal breeds and heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables to handcrafted wine and beer, farmhouse cheeses and other artisan products; these foods are all apart of our cultural identity."
The park is located across Congress Street from the Old Town Transit Center. For information on public transportation visit http://sdcommute.com/ and http://www.amtrak.com
You can purchase tickets here. Hope to see you there!
photo of the Brandt Beef folks from the recent 150th Anniversary of the Overland Mail Route held last August - more photos here