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Tag Archives: Slow Food event
Oktoberfest Dinner on the Farm
Tonight, October 7th, 6-10pm
Get away from the city without actually leaving it by attending a hearty Oktoberfest dinner at the Queens County Farm Museum’s Adriance Farmhouse. The event features plenty of sausage and other good food, beer and live music.
Why: I’ve been at Oktoberfest, and I’ve been on a farm. They’re both quite fun and the combination should be stellar.
Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
$50. Buy tickets here.
Gretchen Jones on Sale
Find eco-designer and Project Runway finalist Gretchen Jone’s Fall 2011 collection online at Steven Alan. It’s highly edited (read: not much to choose from) but didn’t you know that choice doesn’t equal happiness?
Why? Her edgy sparkly rock jewelry and jumpsuit is all you need to wear on a nippy Friday night to impress.
$219 to $595, pick up it up here.
SLOW U: Sustainable Sashimi
Tuesday, October 11, 6-8pm
The event will feature a tasting of four fish species from local Montauk waters, which could include Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish, Scallops, Fluke, Striped Bass, Golden Tilefish, and Porgy, depending on what the fishermen catch the day before. Chef Katie O’Donnell, of Esca, will serve the fish in its raw form while attendees enjoy local wine. Sea to Table co-founder Sean Dimin will tell the story behind the catch.
Why? Proceeds from this event, hosted by ICE, will help support the activities of Slow Food NYC, including the Urban Harvest programs of good food education for NYC kids.
Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), 50 W. 23rd St. between 5th & 6th Ave, Manhattan
SFNYC members – $25 / non-members – $35. Buy tickets here.
image by Gabriel Radic on Flickr
Saturday, April 9th, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.
Get in touch with your inner spirit and the energy of the…oh, who am I kidding? Learn how to make you butt look better at Triomph fitness in Brooklyn this weekend as hot bods sashay down the runway to music.
Triomph Fitness, 540 President St. Suite 1F (between 3rd and 4th Ave), Brooklyn
More info here.
Saturday, April 9, 5-10pm UPDATE: IT IS NOW SOLD OUT
Kick off New Amsterdam Market’s 2011 season with an oyster bash!
Revel with fellow Market supporters as the forecourt of the historic Fulton Fish Market is transformed into a bustling night market and a revival of the Oyster Saloons once found in all of New York’s public markets. Enjoy fresh-shucked regional oysters and oyster-centric menu items from special guest vendors including: The John Dory Oyster Bar, green brown orange, Bobo Restaurant , Kuma Inn, Great Performances, Luke’s Lobster, and Neuman’s Caterers; plus Saxelby Cheesemongers and the Cellars at Jasper Hill, rick’s picks, Sullivan Street Bakery… you get the point.
Both non- and alcoholic drinks abound, with beers from Beer Table and coffee from Blue Bottle Coffee, among others.
South Street between Fulton Street and Beekman Street, Manhattan
Buy tickets in advance for $50 here, or pay $65 at the door.
Sunday, April 10, 2-5pm
See Master Butcher Rudi Weid break down the carcass of a locally, humanely, and sustainably raised lamb into primals, sub-primals, and, ultimately, into roasts, chops, and miscellaneous cuts (stew meat, organ meat ). And feast on lamb prepared for you by Chef Andres Valbuena and Sous Chef Rachael Mamane.
As Master Butcher Rudi wields his knives from head to hind quarter, he will discuss each section, muscle, and cut. And, as he works on one lamb, you will enjoy another, roasted, seared, and grilled by Chef Andres, accompanied by New York State wines. When Rudi is done, you will be able to bid on cuts to take home. (Cash and checks will be accepted.)
This special event will benefit the Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest Programs of good food education for NYC kids.
Institute of Culinary Education, 50 W. 23rd St (between 5th & 6th Ave.), Manhattan
Slow Food Members: $65 / Non-members: $75, buy tickets here.
More info here.
Sunday April 10, 2011, 2-5pm
Tuesday April 12, 2011, 6:30-9:30pm
You might have heard of Gasland when it was nominated for an Academy award. It explores the issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”), which is threatening to poison the groundwater in upstate New York. You know, where we NYCers get our water from?
Following the film, a discussion will be led by a speaker from United for Action.
Green Residence 200 East 5th Street (corner of 3rd Ave), Manhattan
More info here.
Monday, April 11th, 7-10pm
I’ve mentioned Liddabit Sweets many, many, many times. Well, if you want, you can go meet them in person. Though, come to think of it, you can do that at any Amsterdam or Brooklyn Flea. What makes this different is that it’s at a winery. Wine and chocolate? Yes please!
Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn
Not much this week, but stay tuned for next week, when things really blow up in anticipation of the holidays. Oh, and Happy Hanukkah!!
Wednesday, December 8th
Hey all you fast-laners, why don’t you take a break from your drugs and crappy cocktails and direct your energy toward something else?
Instead, slow down a bit and savor the holiday season, with seasonal cocktails, yummy nibbles of fresh, local food, a raffle and a silent auction with “gustatory” prizes.
The proceeds of this delish party will support the Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest programs – Harvest Time in Schools, September thru June, at ten schools in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, and the Neighborhood Harvest Farm, July and August, in Brooklyn.
Urban Harvest focuses on kids in schools and neighborhoods with limited access to fresh, healthful food – helping them learn about good food and their health and well-being, the health of their communities, and the health of our region and the planet.
Wednesday, December 8th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
The party is being held at a private home near the Bergen stop in Brooklyn.
Tickets range from $100 to $300, depending on how generous you’re feeling (and how big your holiday bonus is!)
Buy tickets here.
Slow Food NYC Experience Auction Wraps Up Wednesday!
Haven’t you heard that experiences make you happier than material gifts? Lucky for you, Slow Food has an auction packed with delicious experiences in the NYC area. Preserve and biscuit making, greenmarket tours, an in-home cooking lesson, pickling class, vineyard and cheese cave tour, a morning learning to grow your own food with friends, a retreat at a bed & breakfast/farm and lots more, all with celebrated and famous chefs, growers, and purveryors of fine food. Who wants to get me something way out of my price range for Christmas….?
The auction is going on now and ends December 8th during Paint the Town Slow. At the party, bidders can participate via smart-phones or an on–site computer to compete with off-site bidders for our one-of-a-kind experiences. You do not need to attend the party to bid in the auction but you are invited to celebrate with us.
100% of the auction proceeds will support our Urban Harvest Program.
Click here to bid.