Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Slow Food Feast in the Field: Help Out Local Austin Ventures

Forget spaghetti dinners, though in reality spaghetti is never unwelcome, our local Green Gate Farms is hosting "Slow Food Feast in the Field" to help raise funds for the Austin Discovery School. This is a wonderful opportunity to eat local and fresh and help out your fellow half-pint Austinites. "Enjoy an evening of fresh local food and wine served on the farm under twinkling stars. Chef Jesse Bloom of Ecstatic Cuisine will be preparing a five course dinner paired with wines from Flat Creek Estates. Green Gate Farms is a small historic farm in East Austin. Come explore the grounds, participate in our silent auction, and sit down to a slow feast, fresh from the field."

Saturday, October 24, 2009 7:00 p.m.

Green Gate Farms, 8310 Canoga Avenue, Austin TX 78724

Tickets are $100 each

Participants must be 21 and over

Here is a link to the Austin Discovery School's website where you can purchase tickets: www.austindiscoveryschool.org

or you can send a check to:

Austin Discovery School
8509 FM 969 Suite 200
Austin, TX 78724

Tickets may also be purchased at the front office of the school

Sponsor List:

Motorblade Postering Service
Slow Food Austin
Ecstatic Cuisine
Marquee Event Group
Flat Creek Estate
Stacey Hoyt Events
Sweet Leaf Tea
Richard's Rainwater
Texas Olive Ranch
Texas Medicinals
Good Flow Honey
Mary Louise Butters Brownies

For more information about this event and its contributors follow these links:

About Slow Food, www.slowfoodaustin.org
Sara Weber, Slow Food Austin President
The Slow Food Austin Convivium hosts slow educational and taste events throughout the year. It is part of Slow Food International, founded in 1986 in Italy, in reaction to the opening of first the McDonalds in Pizza Spagna near the historic Spanish Steps in Rome - a nod to the contrast with fast food values. The organization was created to celebrate and promote rich and delicious food traditions that are part of our cultural heritage.

About Green Gate Farms, www.greengatefarms.net
Skip Connett and Erin Flynn, co-owners
Green Gate Farms, a small family farm, uses sustainable methods to grow vegetables, flowers, and meat just eight miles east of downtown Austin at the historic Bergstrom farmstead. Visitors and volunteers are encouraged to participate in our weekly CSA membership program, shop at our farm stand, tour the farm, and join in our workshops and events.

About Ecstatic Cuisine, www.ecstaticcuisine.com
Jesse Bloom, Chef
Ecstatic Cuisine creates spectacular food events that inspire clients, nourish community, and sustain the earth. They use Iocal and organic ingredients in a unique brand of world fusion cuisine. Their professionalism, passion, and uncompromising gift for flavor combine to create food experiences that are, in a word, ecstatic.