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10th Annual Farm Dinner at Clyde's Willow Creek Farm
Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Slow Food DC and Clyde’s Restaurant Group join together to celebrate their 10th Annual Farm dinner, a once-a-year event that honors our local farmers and artisans. Hosted at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm in Broadlands, Slow Food members and friends gather to sip wines and to stroll the property to see Clyde’s raised-bed garden, where all their veggies grow. Then they sit down to a splendid four-course farm dinner with matching wines, prepared by Corporate Chef Brian Stickel and Willow Creek Farm’s Chef Nathan Thomas.
WCF Garden Crostini:
Roasted pepper with anchovy
Grilled eggplant with house made ricotta
White sangria - 2 cocktails with fruit from the garden
A sampling of Willow Creek Farm’s fruits and vegetables
Crab Boil in Cartoccio
Crab, shrimp, corn, tomato, fennel, with garden herbs
Path Valley Suckling Pig
House made accompaniments and pickled vegetables
Blackberry tart with hand-cranked creme fraiche ice cream
Speakers for this event include Chris and Sarah Guerre, organic farmers from Great Falls, owners of Maple Avenue Market in Vienna – 2011 Snail of Approval recipient. They also operate a mobile food-farm truck that delivers fresh farm goods to many local neighborhoods. Also speaking Ann Brody, co-founder with Mitch Berliner of Bethesda’s super-popular Bethesda Central Farm Markets. Clyde’s very own beekeeper, Patrick Standiford, will speak about the importance of bees and crop-growing.
Clyde’s is offering a special prize: A $100 voucher for dinner for two at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm. Hang onto your tickets for the drawing!
Hurry to make your reservations; this event sells out fast. The ticket price includes tip.
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Slow Food DC
The Slow Food DC (SFDC) chapter is a community that promotes and celebrates local, seasonal, and sustainable food sources; works to preserve the culinary traditions of the region’s ethnically and culturally diverse populations; and supports the right of all people to enjoy good, clean, fair food.
SFDC represents the national capitol area, including Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. Members come from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds. We organize dinners, tastings, tours, lectures, and community outreach events providing SFDC members an opportunity to explore the richness of our region’s culinary heritage in addition to the diverse array of food and drink from around the world represented in our foodshed. It is our goal to connect our eaters with the biodiverse and sustainable food producers, as well as increase public awareness of slow eating.