Slow Food Dinners

Slow Food Nation is on its way, and for those who aren’t heading off to Burning Man (waaaaah!), there are some really cool ~SLOW FOOD DINNERS~ happening all over the Bay Area, benefitting a variety of very worthy organizations.

One that caught my eye is the Orson event on Friday August 29th—the staff has teamed up with the organization Nextcourse. Chef de cuisine Ryan Farr will go to the farmers’ market with kids from the Nextcourse program, picking out vegetables for the dinner, with a video camera following them while they shop. During the dinner, guests can watch the market video as they eat the produce they picked out. For more, here’s a link to the menu.

Cavallo Point across the bay has a special dinner on Saturday August 30th for only $75, with wine pairings, tax, and tip included! I tried Joseph Humphrey’s tasting menu a few weeks back and was quite enthralled—they even have their very own “house cheese” from Andante! Stay the night if you can.

Vegetarians will also be pleased with all the choices. Chef Leif Hedendal’s event on Thursday the 28th at Small Shed Flatbreads in Mill Valley looks like such a winner.

There is a bunch to choose from, be sure to take a peek.

Slow Food Dinners
Thu. Aug. 28th–Mon. Sep. 1st, 2008

Various locations