SLOW FOOD WEEKEND AT PETERSHAM NURSERIES

Friday 16th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May 2014

“In the fast modern junk food environment, Slow Food is the voice of calm, reason and quality. We work to promote the greater enjoyment of food through a better understanding of its taste, quality and production”. slowfood.org.uk

As part of the Petersham Platform series of events Petersham Nurseries invites you to join them in recognition of their support for the principles of Slow Food with a weekend line up of events.

Slow Food is an international grassroots non-profit organisation bestowing the virtues of the good, clean, and fair life. As a member of the Slow Food Supporters Scheme, Petersham Nurseries is able to demonstrate its commitment to good, clean and fair ingredients. ‘Good’ describes the quality and taste of the food you are eating; ‘clean’ refers to the standard of production and consumption without damage to the environment, animal welfare or our health; and ‘fair’ ensures that the farmer, cheese maker, fisherman (or fisherwoman), hunter or baker, is respected, remunerated appropriately and able to live with dignity. This is an ethos that Petersham uphold throughout their organisation and across all business functions from the sourcing of seeds and the selection within their shops, to the quality of the food leaving the kitchen.

We hope you will be able to join them to share their support for local producers, sustainable sourcing, and in turn their passion to see change for a better way to enjoy food, as they host a line up of events from 16 – 18 May. Details below.


 

THE WEEKEND LINE UP

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 FRIDAY 16 MAY

‘SLOW FOOD STORY’ 

A Film by Stefano Sardo

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Screening of the ‘Slow Food Story’ at Petersham Nurseries: a fascinating documentary delving into the origins of the Slow Revolution – “A 25 Year Gastronomic Revolution” founded by Carlo Petrini.

Tickets: £8.00. Concessionary rate of £5.00 for students and Slow Food London members.

6.30pm: Welcome Drinks

7.00pm: Introduction & Film (74mins)

8.15pm: Q&A/Discussion

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FRIDAY EVENING SUPPER CLUB

At Petersham Nurseries Cafe

Reservations 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Carriages 11.00pm)

The kitchen are creating a bespoke three course £75.00 menu showcasing Slow Food “Forgotten Foods”. The menu includes a delicious seasonal aperitif and appetiser on arrival.

020 8940 5230 or email info@petershamnurseries.com to reserve a table or your place at the screening. A credit card is required to secure your booking.


 

SATURDAY 17 MAY

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SLOW WINE TASTING

Hosted by Dario Poddana

12.00pm – 1.00pm

Petersham Cellar are delighted to introduce Dario Poddana from Les Caves de Pyrene: an expert in Slow Wines.

Dario joins Petersham to host a guided tasting, providing a fresh look at the Italian wine scene by discussing how the key principles of ‘good’, ‘clean’, ‘fair’ are adopted by wineries.

Guests will be tasting five handpicked wines, pairing with with Slow Food “Forgotten Foods” Cheeses. This is intended to be a small group tasting limited to 20 places.

Petersham Cellar has been created in order to promote an ever-evolving selection of hand-picked fine Italian wines to anyone interested in discovering and experiencing these delicious wines and the culture surrounding them. Click here to view the new wine tasting dates added to their calendar today, including an exclusive Tuscany lunch.

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SATURDAY EVENING SUPPER CLUB

At Petersham Nurseries Cafe

Reservations 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Carriages 11.00pm)

The kitchen are creating a bespoke three course £75.00 menu showcasing Slow Food “Forgotten Foods”. The menu includes a delicious seasonal aperitif and appetiser on arrival.

Contact 020 8940 5230 or email info@petershamnurseries.com to reserve a table or your place at the wine tasting. A credit card is required to secure your booking.


SUNDAY 18TH MAY

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SPRING WILD FOOD WALK

9.30am – 11.30am

Petersham continues their celebration with one of their popular local Wild Food Walks in and around Petersham with chef and horticulturalist Claudio Bincoletto. The walk will last for about an hour, after which guests will return to the Nurseries for a delicious light brunch and food tasting prepared by Claudio.

Tickets: £45.00. Concessionary rate of £40.00 for students and Slow Food London members.

Contact 020 8940 5230 or email info@petershamnurseries.com to reserve your place.

Bookings also being taken now for our first Wild Food Walk of the year taking place on Sunday 27th April: Erbette primaverili: spring herbs.


In addition to the line up, Petersham Nurseries Café will be showcasing Slow Food “Forgotten Foods”* throughout their a la carte lunch menu, and featuring Petersham Cellar Slow Wines on a weekend wine list, ahead of supporting “The Real Wine Month”: a nationwide promotion highlighting organic, biodynamic and natural wines made by artisan growers and winemakers.

*”The Forgotten Foods programme (UK Ark of Taste) travels the country collecting small-scale quality produce threatened by industrial agriculture, environmental degradation and homogenization. These products are often at risk of extinction! Petersham raises awareness so that they may be rediscovered and returned to the market. The programme is part of Slow Food’s global Ark of Taste which aims to preserve edible biodiversity around the world“. slowfood.org.uk

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