Slow Food St. Louis Announces Art of Food 2009

From STLBites Forum:

Slow Food St. Louis, a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting food traditions, is pleased to announce that their annual fundraiser, The Art of Food, will be held on Saturday, July 25th, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, at Mad Art Gallery (2727 S. 12th Street, 63118). Proceeds from the event will benefit both Slow Food St. Louis and Fair Shares Combined Community Supported Agriculture.

The Art of Food will showcase the area’s top restaurants, serving up delectable hors d’oeuvres using only the freshest, local ingredients prepared in the Slow Food tradition. Participating restaurants include:
• Annie Gunn’s – Lou Rook III
• Araka – Mark Curran
• Bailey’s Chocolate Bar – Robin Murphy
• Erato on Main – Kevin Willmann
• Harvest – Steve Gontram
• Kakao Chocolate – Brian Pelletier
• Local Harvest Café – Clara Moore
• Mad Art Gallery – Dave Lewis
• Monarch – Josh Galliano
• Niche – Gerard Craft
• Rooster – David Bailey
• Schlafly Bottleworks – Matt Bessler
• Serendipity Ice Cream – Beckie Jacobs
• Sidney Street Café – Kevin Nashan
• Winslow’s Home – Stephen Kovac

With all bread products will be provided by
• Companion Bakery – Josh Allen
• 222 Artisan Bakery – Matt Herren

Food-themed art by local artists and gift baskets filled with a variety of specialty goodies from boutiques, wineries, and restaurants are also up for auction. Artists include Julie Malone, Cbabi Bayoc, Greg Barth, Ron Buechele, Marie Oberkirsch, Carmelita Nuñez, Katy Fischer, and many more.

Tickets for the event are $30 for Slow Food members and $40 for non-members in advance; $40 for Slow Food members and $50 for non-members at the door. Sponsors include Mad Art Gallery, Sauce Magazine, and Schlafly. St. Louis Earth Day will also be managing the recycling efforts.

Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic, member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions, and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes, and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Fair Shares is a non-profit organization dedicated to getting fresh, local, seasonal food into the hands of more persons in St. Louis – regardless of their income.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/69345

For more information about the event please visit http://www.artoffoodstl.com/ or contact Bill Burge at bill@slowfoodstl.org (preferred) or 314-498-1401.

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