Slow Food the County announces its 3rd annual Slow and Sinful Gala, to be held on November 30th at the Wellington Community Centre in Prince Edward County. Doors open at 7 pm and the cost for the evening is $75 per person. Tickets can be obtained here at slowfoodthecounty.ca. An early bird prize of a trio of County wines will be presented at the event to the lucky ticket holder who purchased tickets before November 11th.
The Slow and Sinful Gala is Slow Food’s major fund raising initiative. Check out ‘Where the Money Goes’ here.
The evening will commence with oysters on the half shell and a glass of sparkling wine. Food stations will provide tasty, savoury and sweet offerings from some of the county’s best chefs, paired with thoughtfully selected sparkling wines to enhance the effect on the palette.
This year’s theme is a “Celebration of the Vineyard” and the vintners have provided us with something to celebrate. There will be a diverse selection of champenoise-style wines including a couple of blanc de noirs. Varying degrees of dryness/sweetness have given the chefs something to play with in designing their recipes and there will of course be a couple of bruts throwing their weight around.
The participating vineyards are: Huff Estates, Hinterland Estate Winery, The Grange Vineyards & Estate Winery, 3630 Wines, Keint-He Winery & Vineyards, Lighthall Vineyards, Casa Dea Estate Winery, Karlo Estates, Harwood Estate Vineyards and By Chadsey’s Cairns. The County Cider Company will provide an artisanal apple cider. There will also be non-sparkling wine for those who prefer to party without bubbles and something for the non-drinkers as well. Read more about what you can expect to experience Wineries 2013 .
The event offers a glimpse of what the county has to offer and the chefs will be working with locally produced meats and vegetables. This year’s chef lineup is Sebastien Schwab, now chef de cuisine at Milford Inn, Michael Hoy from Chef Michael Hoy Culinary, sisters Paula and Victoria Watts from Pasta Tavola, Meghan van Horne of The Regent Café, Chris Wylie of The Manse Boutique Inn, The Agrarian Bistro and Café, and Rebecca Brown who runs The Pink Lunch Pail. And finally the students from Loyalist College Culinary Arts Program will join us again to test their newly acquired culinary skills – they haven’t let us down yet. Get more of a taste of what will be offered by these amazing chefs here.
Little Bluff whose extensive repertoire includes everything from up-tempo dance music to soulful ballads will provide the music. There may even be dancing! Check out their amazing song list here: http://www.littlebluff.ca/music.html
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The afternoon starts with complimentary pizza, followed by a short business meeting and then our producers’ fair. Confirmed producers and vendors are:
- Valley Pine Farms with their locally grown and milled flours
- Angelo Bean with samples of his wonderful sausages
- Thyme Again Farms, taking orders for organic turkeys for this fall and Xmas, selling local garlic and other farm products and signing folks up for their CSA
- Meghan Van Horne of the Regent Farm, selling her Barley Days sourdough, sourdough olive bread, baguettes and preserves and pickles
- Pyramid Ferments will have some of their wonderful fermented sauerkrauts, kimchi and other products available.
- Ed & Sandy Taylor with fresh crop maple syrup, parsnips and Jersualem artichokes
- The Wonderful Weiner Wagon and Farm 77 will have local sausages for sale
Meet the folks behind the 24-7 Producers Collective, the Wellington Farmers Market and the new Picton Farmers Market. Join Fiddlehead Farm’s CSA, talk to the Accidental Farmer about his organic pork, talk to Stonehouse Farms about their chickens, ducks, rabbits and eggs. And who knows who else will come.
In this edition of the Slow Food International Newsletter – The Small Bite and Big Taste of the Anchovy, Masters of Gastronomy, Terroir in Istanbul, Slow Food Education, Mutiny on the Dairy, and a Recipe for Sri Lankan Red Pumpkin Curry.
Read more here.
1. Slow Food the County will be holding its Annual General Meeting at Casa Dea Winery on Greer Road at 2 PM on Sunday 21 April. In addition to our business meeting, we will have a producer’s fair with booths from farmers and other producers. If you are interested in having a booth, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority will be given to SF members. Snacks will be provided and Casa Dea wines will be available to purchase by the glass.
2. On March 16th, we be holding our The Great Prohibition Cocktail Party at Gilead Distillery at 66 Gilead Rd. in the County. Chef Michael Hoy will be providing appetizers to accompany the cocktails made from Gilead Distillery’s excellent products. There are a limited number of spaces but still a few available at $ 45 per person. Contact Cynthia Peters at email@example.com
3. On April 20th, we will be holding a Spanish themed dinner at a private residence in Milford. Chef Meghan Van Horne of the Regent Café will prepare a five course dinner based on her internship in Spain. Matching wines will be provided and the total cost per person will be $ 100. There are 12 places in total and there are only a few left. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.