Slow Food San Diego

Supports community awareness about healthy local food

2013 events

Slow Food San Diego Annual Natale Dinner

Sunday 12/22/13

bistro WestBistro West
4960 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Bistro West 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 honored 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, joined us to introduce their local purveyors and the foods from these local sources.  Their own full time farmer was available to describe the restaurant’s own farm and shared his passion for farming and good food.

The event  included a 5- course dinner with wine and spirit pairings.

The celebratory menu below featured Fallbrook wines:
1st course:  Estate Wines – North Sauvignon Blanc – South Coast 2012
2nd course:  Chardonnay Special Selection – Santa Lucia Highlands – Monterey 2011
3rd course:  Estate Wines – North Rose (Sangiovese/Grenache) – South Coast 2010
4th course:  Estate Wines – North Syrah – South Coast 2010
5th course:  Niege – Apple Icewine


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.



Our Slow Food San Diego workday at the school garden (LEAF) at Lilac Elementary School in Valley Center

Sunday 11/17/13.

Our main goal for the workday is to build 2 wooden raised beds in the garden.  In addition to needing some helping hands we could use a few people with basic carpentry experience and/or experience building wooden raised beds.
  Lilac Elementary School, 30109 Lilac Road, Valley Center, CA 92082, Click here for map

70Lilac Educational Agricultural Farm (LEAF) was created on the school grounds of Lilac Elementary School in May of 2012 to teach the students about sustainable farming and healthy habits and to nuture a love of agriculture.


Food Day at the Annual Forks and Corks Festival
10/24/13 at the Bernardo Winery

Celebrate Food Day 2013 at Forks and Corks


Taco Tuesday, Eat, Drink Local

September 24, 2013

Sponsored by Temecula Slow Food Group


September 14, 2013

Carlsbad Watermelon Festival

Watermelon Festival in Carlsbad, CA
Magee Park, Carlsbad


June 18, 2013

Meet Up at Notorious Burgers

6955 El Camino Real, Suite 107

Carlsbad, CA  92009

760 431-2929

Notorious Burgers logo

If you haven’t been to Notorious yet, now is your chance to try some of their handcrafted burgers and beers.


June 15, 2013

Farm Day Tour

Sponsored by the San Diego County Farm Bureau

Enjoy a day in the country and get a behind-the-scenes look at how your food and flowers are grown on the Fourth Annual Farm Tour Day in North San Diego County.

Guided walking tours led by the farmers themselves will take you through their unique farming operations and showcase a variety of the region’s agricultural specialties. Demonstrations, samples, and other fun activities will delight all ages. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Saturday May 25, 2013,

Paella Cooking Class with Susanna Llop-Jover

Hosted by Scott and Laura Murray
Edge of Urban Farm, Bonsall

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