19 September 2012

R Bistro/Slow Food Indy Exclusive!

Terra Madre Fundraising Dinner at R Bistro

Help support leaders in the local food movement

Tuesday, October 9th at 6:30pm
R Bistro, 888 Massachusetts Ave
For reservations: (317) 423-0312

Local arugula and roasted beet salad with Ludwig Farmstead Creamery Cheese

Roasted goat with butternut and spinach gratin, side salad of kohlrabi and apple

Apple-persimmon bread pudding with Traders Point Creamery yogurt

At our September "Sip" meeting, members heard from Corrie Quinn about the Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto international food fair and conference (http://www.terramadre.info/pagine/welcome.lasso?n=en) held every two years in Turin, Italy. Corrie, along with Goose owners Chris and Mollie Eley, have attended the event, which has had a lasting impact on the way they do business. In fact, many leaders of the local and sustainable food movement in Indiana have benefited from the experience of Terra Madre, from Ivy Tech's Thom England, to urban farmers Laura Henderson and Matthew Jose, to Chef Aaron Butts of Joseph Decuis.

With only around 10 spots available for our 3 state region, Slow Food Indy is proud to be sending 4 Hoosiers to represent our area. Todd and Kathleen Jameson of FarmIndy, local food activist Jennifer Burns, and Kristen Serrano of Small Wonder Farm and La Scala restaurant in Lafayette will be in Italy on October 25th for the event. Upon their return, the delegates will participate in a panel discussion and Q&A for members about their experience. While partial support for the event comes from Slow Food USA and International, participants rely on local chapters to help defray their travel expenses.

Regina Mehallick is also a former Terra Madre delegate, James Beard award semifinalist, and owner of the renowned R Bistro restaurant. Regina has received praise both locally and nationally, and operates her business using Slow Food values and principles of sustainability. Knowing that Indy's local food scene will be enriched by Terra Madre participation, she has graciously agreed to host a fundraising dinner in support of this year's delegates. She will be lovingly roasting a locally raised whole goat until juicy and tender. The goat will be accompanied by "slowly" sourced produce from the Jamesons' FarmIndy, and cheese from Ludwig Farmstead Creamery, which you may have sampled at the Indy Winter and Broad Ripple Farmers Markets. Your attendance will ensure Slow Food Indy can send these candidates overseas and continue education efforts like these in the future. Just like Terra Madre, space for this one of a kind event is limited, and by reservation. Seats are $50; call 317-423-0312 to get your place today!


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