Our colleagues in the Ojai convivium have asked us to share the following event announcements with our members and friends in Los Angeles:
Slow Food Ojai/Ventura will present a special opportunity to learn about and taste a range of artisanal cheese all made in California on Sunday, May 20, at the Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura. In addition, for those interested, the Sidecar that evening will be presenting their Sunday Bistro dinner that will feature some of the cheeses to be sampled as well as the best from that week’s Farmers’ Market.
When: Sunday, May 20, 2007; cheese tasting from 4:00pm-6:00pm; bistro dinner follows
Where: The Sidecar Restaurant, 3029 East Main Street, Ventura
Cost: For the cheese tasting, $25.00 per person (includes wine). For the two-course bistro dinner, $25.00 per person.
For reservations, please contact the Sidecar Restaurant directly, either by phone at 805.653.7433 or by email to reservations [at] sidecarrestaurant [dot] com.
The cheese tasting will consist of samples of a wide array of California cheeses with wines chosen specifically to accompany and enhance their flavors. Chef Tim Kilcoyne will also make some appetizers using the cheeses to provide us with suggestions on interesting and creative uses for the cheeses.
We’ve also learned that the Sidecar Restaurant is holding a special Farmer’s Dinner featuring produce from Phil McGrath on Wednesday,
August April 25, at 6:00pm. Phil was a delegate to last year’s Terra Madre conference in Turin, Italy last October, jointly sponsored by the Ojai/Ventura and Los Angeles convivia. The five course dinner will be priced at $55.00 per person and advance reservations are required.