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Slow Food Orange County’s Second Annual Barbeque

Slow Food Orange County invites Slow Food members and nonmembers alike to its second summer barbecue featuring a barbecue dinner, live bluegrass music by Walden Dahl, and guest speaker Jill Richardson, author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System is Broken, and What We Can Do to Fix It.

When: Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm
Where: Bommer Canyon in Irvine
Cost: Adults, $50; children under 12, $20. Prices include dinner and wine; participants are encouraged to bring their own wine glasses and utensils. Plates will be provided.
Reservations: Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Bommer Canyon was the cattle camp for the Irvine Ranch and is generally not open to the public at large. This is a special opportunity for all of us to enjoy a quality meal in a beautiful outdoor environment.

Dinner will be prepared by Chef Ryan Adams of Sorrento Grille in Laguna Beach and Slow Food Orange County team members. The menu will feature:

Watermelon and cucumber salad
Warm heirloom potato salad
Grilled corn and fava bean succotash
Barbecued citrus-marinated Mary’s Natural chicken
Honey-spiked Irvine strawberries
Grilled lemon biscuits

Live entertainment will be provided by Walden Dahl, one of the finest bluegrass/swing musicians touring today, and his band. He is known for the hit songs he has written for bluegrass stars including Ralph Stanley and Alison Krauss. The band will start at 5:00 and play throughout the evening.

Marion Nestle has called Jill Richardson “a fresh voice in the movement to create a healthier and sustainable food system” and has described Recipe for America as “a guide to the most important issues and how to work on them.”

This event is graciously made possible through the assistance of the City of Irvine and contributing sponsors Sorrento Grille and Chef Ryan Adams, Whole Foods Market, Mary’s Free-Range Chicken and Quivira Vineyards and Winery. Proceeds from the event will benefit Monkey Business Cafe, the Hart Community Homes foster care system project that was established to support foster care youth with job training and skills that will enhance their ability to pursue independent living. Staff from Monkey Business Cafe will be assisting with the event.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available online. Space is strictly limited and there will be no on-site ticket sales.