Please join Slow Food San Diego for our annual Natale Dinner
on Sunday 12/22/13 at 6pm.
4960 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92008
At I-5 and Cannon Road
This year Bistro West has agreed to partner with us to add a special twist to this event by inviting and celebrating local farmers and fisherman that supply their two venues in North County. They invite their purveyors and we help to honor and thank these individuals and small businesses for the wonderful contribution their work brings to our community.
The Executive Chef’s from Bistro West and West Steak and Seafood
Jason Connolly and Eugenio Martignago, will join us to introduce their local purveyors and the foods we will be enjoying from these local sources. Their own full time farmer will be available to describe the restaurant’s own farm and share his passion for farming and good food.
The event will include a 5- course dinner with wine and spirit pairings.
Tickets are on sale now at $85 inclusive of tax and gratuity.
Only 45 tickets are available for this event so please act fast to join us for this memorable evening!
The celebratory menu below will feature Fallbrook wines:
Aperitif: Ballast Point Old Grove Gin, prosecco, aperol, spritz
1st : Cooks Farm Porchetta, house made sausage, polenta, pickled West Farm fig mostarda.
2nd: Roasted local beets, persimmon, raspberry, West Farm baby arugula, Baker and Olive balsamic.
3rd: Local Sea urchin pasta, poached Carlsbad Aqua farm mussels.
4th: Whole roasted local fish, in “Aqua Pazzo”, with baby turnips, brussel sprouts, carrots, pee wee potatoes, Baker and Olive Lemon Balsamic.
5th: Crepes with local apples and house made gelato, paired with Ballast Points Devils Share Single Malt Whiskey.
Welcome to Slow Food San Diego
Our convivium (chapter) is part of Slow Food International, a non-profit organization which was founded by Carlo Petrini in response to the 1986 opening of a McDonalds in Rome’s Piazza Spagna. The mission of Slow Food is to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Today, there are 80,000 members world-wide.
Slow Food is dedicated to bio-diversity (preservation of food variety) and sustainability (meeting present needs without compromising those of future generations). Slow Food works to support the small farmer, local artisans and preserves cultural food traditions.
San Diego is a bountiful, richly diverse locale for a Slow Food convivium. Our members share a passion for food. Our monthly events reflect our work to support local producers, restaurants and suppliers. We are dedicated to ecologically sound food production. We are committed to awakening our children to the enjoyment and health benefits of quality foods. Finally, we celebrate the return of the table as a center of pleasure and the idea of living a slower, more harmonious life.
To find out about how Slow Food San Diego got started and who we are, click “About Us.”