Los Angeles

Event Announcement: A World of Presidia Dinners: Los Angeles

biodivers.jpgAs recently announced, a series of dinners will be held across the country to benefit the Slow Food Foundation for Diversity. Angeli Caffe’s Evan Kleiman will host one of these special dinners, and Oltrepo Pavese will be providing wines to be paired with the courses.

When: Sunday, March 13, 2005
Where: Angeli Caffe, 7274 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Cost: $80 for Slow Food members (with member number and confirmation of membership status); $100 for nonmembers. Wine, tax, and tip are included in the price. Reservations are a must, so call 323.936.9086 as soon as possible.

Evan has prepared a menu representing the bounty of the Presidia:
Aperitivo – Aperitif
Delaware Bay Oyster (USA), served on the half shell
Smoked Irish Wild Atlantic Salmon (Ireland), served with brown bread and great butter
Riesling “Vigna Martina” 2003 – Isimbarda

Prima Portata – First Course
Piennolo Tomatoes (Italy)
Pantelleria Capers (Italy)
Pasta Puttanesca
Pinot Nero “Luogo dei Monti” 2002 – Vercesi del Castellazzo

Secondo Portata – Second Course
Navajo Churro Sheep (USA), served braised, roasted, or grilled (depending on the cuts Evan receives) with copious amounts of wild mountain oregano, lemon, garlic
Planeze Lentils (France), braised with pancetta, served with two ricottas
Wild Rice (USA), made into a salad with hazelnuts
Bonarda “Il Fornacione” 2002 – Piccolo Bacco dei Quaroni

Formaggi Cheese Course
Gouda (Holland)
Bitto (Italy)
Cheddar (UK)
1 – 2 American raw milk cheeses
Bonarda “Fatila” 1999 – Vercesi del castellazzo

Mananara Vanilla (Madagascar), Panna Cotta
Nacional Cacao (Ecuador), Mini Triple Chocolate Cakes
Moscato Passito “Pregolato” Tenuta Ca’ Boffenisio

We hope to see you on the 13th for what promises to be a delicious celebration of biodiversity!