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Event Announcement: Slow Food San Diego’s “Taste of Slow Food”

Our friends in the San Diego convivium have alerted us to their second annual “Taste of Slow Food.” The event will benefit the San Pasqual Academy for Foster Teens. Details below…

Slow Food San Diego will present its second annual “Taste of Slow Food” on Sunday, August 28, 2005. Guests will experience unique culinary creations prepared by twelve of San Diego’s finest chefs using fresh seasonal, organic produce grown by local farmers. Orfila’s own winemaker extraordinaire, Leon Santoro, voted California’s 2003 Winemaker of the Year, will give a special guided tour of the vineyards to VIP guests.
Attendees will taste their way through exquisite food and beverage stations, browse educational venues and meet San Diego’s culinary experts. The theme of the event is “Monet’s Table” and includes a silent auction of superb food related fine art and other donated upscale gifts. A special feature that night will be a performance of opera and popular selections by renowned tenor Daniel Hendrick, who has thrilled audiences around the world with his soaring notes and rich powerful voice.

When: Sunday, August 28, 2005 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm
Where: Orfila Vineyards, 13455 San Pasqual Road, Escondido, California 92025 (Google Map)
Cost: $50.00 for Slow Food members; $65.00 for nonmembers; $100.00 for VIP reservations. Tickets are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Reservations should be made with Diane Smith, by phone at 760.747.6550. Credit cards will not be accepted. Checks should be payable to Slow Food San Diego and sent by August 20 to:
849 Calle Talentia
Escondido, CA 92025

Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for your tickets to be mailed to you. Note that admission is by prepaid reservation only and will be limited to 340 guests.

The event will benefit San Pasqual Academy, an alternative residential and education option for San Diego County foster teens who have been shuffled through the foster care system. Slow Food is committed to awakening young people to the enjoyment and health benefits of quality foods and the principles of land stewardship through the Slow Food in Schools program. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to transform San Pasqual Academy’s gardens into organic, sustainable farming. Growing food is positive project for these abandoned teens; it can instill a sense of accomplishment and success that Slow Food hopes will last a lifetime.

For additional information, contact Scott Murray, V.P, Slow Food San Diego (760.630.1799, or by email to scottamurray [at] sbcglobal [dot] net) or Gordon Smith, Founder/President (626.824.7015 or by email to gordonstravels [at] sbcglobal [dot] net).