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Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Terra Madre 2008: Upcoming Events

Slow Food members, friends and the local food community:

Slow Food Northern Ohio is honored to be sending such a talented team of local farmers, producers, chefs and educators to Terra Madre 2008 this October in Turin, Italy. These representatives of our Northern Ohio food community along with 700 other U.S. delegates, will join over 6,000 delegates from around the world at Terra Madre to discuss small-scale, sustainable food production.

We need your help to make Terra Madre 2008 a reality for local delegates. Slow Food Italy generously provides accommodations and meals for the entire Terra Madre Network during their stay in Turin. However, our local Slow Food Convivium is responsible for helping out with our delegation's travel expenses. To accomplish this, we've organized the Terra Madre 2008 Raffle. Two lucky winners will get to experience Terra Madre and the Slow Food Salone del Gusto along with our delegates this October. This is an unbelievable opportunity!

If you've already purchased a raffle ticket, we thank you! If you haven't, please consider supporting our Terra Madre fundraising efforts by purchasing a raffle ticket today and attending one of the upcoming Terra Madre fundraising events detailed below.

We hope to see you soon!

-Linda, Kari, John
Slow Food Northern Ohio

Taste of Terra Madre Nights at Fire Food and Drink
August 5, 6 and 7

Chef Douglas Katz of Fire is hosting a series of Slow Food Nights next week in support of Terra Madre 2008. Katz, a 2006 Terra Madre delegate, will offer the following three-course Taste of Terra Madre prix fixe special on August 5, 6, and 7.

Amish polenta cake with maple glazed bacon, grilled sweet onions and pea tendrils; Sauteed walleye, sweet corn, green tomato and roasted pepper saute with jalapeno cream OR chicken thighs, sauteed greens, black eyed peas, rice and barbeque jus; and roasted peach with candied pecans, creme fraiche ice cream and honey-lime syrup.

Price: $48 prix fixe (beverage, tax and gratuity additional)

For each Taste of Terra Madre special ordered, Chef Katz will donate $10 to Slow Food Northern Ohio’s Terra Madre 2008 fund.

Reserve a table at Fire today by calling 216.921.3473. Be sure to let them know you are part of Slow Food’s Taste of Terra Madre.

Slow Food members will be on hand each night with raffle tickets as well! Don’t miss your chance to win a Slow Food trip to Italy this October along with our Terra Madre delegates! Only 200 tickets will be sold and the deadline is quickly approaching on August 11!

Slow Food Terra Madre 2008 Event & Raffle at Lolita
Monday, August 11, 6:30-9:30pm

Chef Matt Harlan and friends will host a very special event featuring the Terra Madre Raffle drawing and honoring Terra Madre 2008 delegates.

Other participating chefs will include: Dominic Cerino, Jonathon Sawyer, Dion Tsevedos (Chef to Chef foods), Rocco Whalen (Farenheit), Eric Williams (Momocho), Heather Haviland (Sweet Mosaic/Lucky’s), Dominic Cerino and Michael Symon.

This event will be your last opportunity to purchase Terra Madre Raffle tickets! We hope you'll join us for all the fun and some wining and dining with Slow Food's 2008 Terra Madre delegates. including:

$50 per person—includes food and 1 glass of wine
$200 per person—includes food, wine and Terra Madre Raffle ticket***
Credit card information will be taken over the phone and the account charged the day before.
Valet will be available for $5
Reservations will be taken for the first 120 people.
For reservations call Lolita at 216.771.5652

Proceeds will support Slow Food Northern Ohio’s 2008 Terra Madre delegates and programs.

Lolita is located at 900 Literary Road in Cleveland.

***Terra Madre Raffle
Tickets $125 each.
Only 200 tickets will be sold through August 11, 2008.
Drawing will be held at Lolita on August 11.

This is your last chance to win a fabulous Slow Food trip to Italy…

Grand Prize:
Trip for two to Turin, Italy for the Slow Food Salone del Gusto, October 2008

Other fabulous prizes will include:
Cooking class for ten with Iron Chef, Michael Symon;
Dinners with Terra Madre chefs;
And more!

For additional information and to purchase your raffle ticket please contact:

Slow Food Northern Ohio:
Linda Griffith
Tel: 216.378.9307

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