The fourth annual ~GOLDEN GLASS~ wine event is coming up, a lively gastronomic and educational event that brings a line-up of Italy’s most talked-about wines to the Bay Area’s press, trade, Slow Food members, and general public. The Golden Glass, a fundraiser for Slow Food USA, is organized by Slow Food San Francisco, under the direction of Lorenzo Scarpone, convivium leader and founder.
In keeping with the Slow Food movement’s goals of encouraging biodiversity and the continuity of local traditions and products, the 2007 Golden Glass event will highlight Italian wine producers who strive to protect, nurture, and revive the indigenous and classic Italian varieties. The wine tasting will feature a number of these rare, indigenous varieties, alongside emerging newcomers and familiar favorites, from distinct regions all across Italy.
Slow Food SF has invited local Californian and Italian artisanal producers to complement the wines with savory culinary delights and sweet treats. Participating restaurants and producers for this year’s event will include (in alphabetical order) Acquerello, A16, Bacco, Blue Bottle Coffee, Bodega Goat Farms, Café Rouge, Chez Panisse, Delfina, Emporio Rulli, Foreign Cinema, Gelato Massimo, Harley Farms Goat Diary, Il Boccalone/Incanto, La Ciccia, Michael Mina, Miette Patisserie, Perbacco, Picco, Quince, Slanted Door, Stella Cadente Olive Oil, Swanton Berry, and many more.
There is also a gala dinner on Sunday, June 10, at Perbacco Restaurant, with cocktails at 6pm, and dinner following at 6:30pm. Take a look at the menu at the link above. Cost will $100 per person. Seating is limited and on a first come, first serve basis, so please reserve ASAP at info [at] slowfoodsanfrancisco [dot] com. 230 California St. at Front, 415-955-0663.
Sat., June 9, 2007
San Francisco, CA
$45 for Slow Food members
includes entrance to Golden Glass event, engraved wine glass, and Terra Madre book