Slow Food Austin reconnects people with the food they eat. Our educational initiatives, social activities, fundraising events, and community volunteer projects inspire respect for where food comes from and awaken true pleasure in eating.

Date: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: $85 dinner, $20 take-home tomato basket option, $10 take-home tomato basket option Please purchase online in advance.

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Come to Springdale Farm to celebrate tomato season on June 8th. Our Annual Tomato Dinner, benefiting Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture and Slow Food Austin, will highlight a variety of types and preparations of home-grown tomatoes from the farm. The evening will begin with a seasonal cocktail and appetizers, followed by entree courses and a plated dessert. A selection of wines from the Slow Wine Guide, all from Italian producers who make quality wines with respect for the environment, biodiversity, traditional grape varieties, and their local areas, will be included with the meal.

Participating chefs and artisans include:
Alejandro Munoz, Apis
Bryce Gilmore, Barley Swine
Brewer’s Table, Zach Hunter
Stephanie McClenny, Confituras
Sonya Cote, Eden East
Emmer and Rye, Page Pressley
Taylor Chambers, Justine’s Brasserie
Kristine Kittrell, Weather Up
Abby Love, Dai Due

Gates will open at 6:00 pm when passed appetizers and cocktails will be served. The seated dinner will begin at 6:30pm.

Vegetarian options are available upon request. Please include request in comments with ticket purchase. No other substitutions or changes to the menu are permitted.

Thank you to Antonelli’s Cheese Shop for providing burrata cheese for the event.

Special thanks to our event sponsor: Whim Hospitality.

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Date: Saturday, May 27th, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Apis Restaurant & Pizzeria Sorellina, 23526 TX-71, Spicewood, TX 78669
RSVP: Please claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot.

This winter, chef-owner Taylor Hall and chef de cuisine Adam Brick launched Pizzeria Sorellina in Spicewood. True to the sustainable foundation they laid with Apis (the fine dining concept adjacent to Sorellina), Taylor and Brick have developed a virtually zero-waste, vertically integrated food system by partnering with local farmers and ranchers.

In this very special Slow Session, the chefs will lead participants on a tour of the apiary and garden, then see the animals raised on-site (pigs and chickens). Inside the pizzeria, James Brown (of Barton Springs Mill) will talk to the group about how they are working with the restaurant to grow their own wheat, and Brick will explain how they make all their salumi from wild boar. The presentation will be followed by a hands-on pizza-making demo — and a sampling of the fruits of your labor!

Please note that Apis/Sorellina is a 20-25 minute drive from downtown Austin. We are anticipating this to be a very popular event, so please only reserve a ticket if you are absolutely sure you will be able to attend! Once all the tickets are accounted for, email veronica@slowfoodaustin.org to join the waitlist. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Date: Sunday, April 23rd, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Richardson’s Farm Dairy, 2850 County Rd, Rockdale, TX 76567
Tickets: $18 tour and take home milk and cookies, $10 tour only, children 12 and under may attend for free

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(We’ve rescheduled the tour that was originally planned for last December.) Come enjoy a spring tour of the newly opened Richardson Farms dairy and see the milking process. After the tour, attendees will enjoy some fresh, raw milk from the farm and cookies from Sara’s Sweets. You can also take a quart of raw milk and cookies to enjoy at home. Bring a cooler to keep your milk cold for the drive home. Gluten-free cookies are available upon request. Please email jhdanehy@gmail.com to make a request.

The tour will be indoors, so this event is rain or shine. And, everyone will be welcome to make purchases at the farm store.

 

 

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happy hour: dai due, 4/20/2017

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Date: Thursday, January 19th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Location: Vinaigrette, 2201 College Ave,  Austin, Texas 78704 Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit cards We’re starting the new year with a fresh take for our January happy hour. Join us at Vinaigrette for their SaladBar cocktail menu including signature and classic cocktails, [...]

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