The Slow Food Chicago Pig Roast Approaches

May 21, 2012 at 7:54 am

For the 4th year in a row, Slow Food Chicago will procure several locally raised hogs, get them to a few area chefs who traffic in locavore dining, and build a party around it.  This forthcoming Pig Roast at Goose Island Beer Company raises money to send farmers to Terra Madre this fall in Italy where Slow Foodies from all over the world will convene “support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and breeding with the goal of preserving taste and biodiversity.”  Enjoy the tastes of sustainable and biodiversity, Sunday, June 10, 2-5 PM.  Tickets can be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets.

Goose Island Beer, with the help of Slow Food Board members, including Beetniks Wendy Aeschlimann and Jeannie Boutelle, lined up a great and interesting set of restaurants for this year’s Pig Roast.  The line-up includes Top Chef-testant, Heather Terhune and Sable Kitchen and Bar; underground caterers set to go public, X-Marx/Flour and Bones; great friends of Beet, Mark and Liz Mendez with Vera; vegetable specialists, Green Zebra handling the non-pig portion, and Uncommon Ground, where the Local Family just celebrated a daughter’s birthday, rounding out the savory items.  La Boulangerie will provide dessert, and it’s not just Goose beers to wash it all down.  There will be cocktails by Templeton and coffee from Intelligentsia.  As we always say, the best way to encourage good eating is through good eating (and drinking).

Slow Food Chicago primarily raises its funds through its annual Pig Roast.  We expect you’ll want to go because of the line-up of food and beverages, but you should really want to go to support the important work Slow Food Chicago does for our food community. Part of their mission involves meeting with like-minded folks around the world, learning and sharing, and that’s why it is critical to have funds to send our farmers along. Yet, other parts of their mission stand much closer to home.  Slow Food Chicago helps cultivate a community garden on Chicago’s West Side.  They run workshops on topics like canning, and they are working to put together resources to help us all slow down in the way we approach our food.  Show your support for Slow Food Chicago on June 10th.

Go here for more information and to purchase tickets.