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Slow Food Orange County Barbeque, Irvine, CA, July 10, 2011

SLOW FOOD ORANGE COUNTY HOSTS FAMILY-STYLE BARBEQUE
AG Kawamura, former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture to speak about local and sustainable farming
 
Slow Food Orange County will host its third annual barbeque in Bommer Canyon, Irvine, California. This family-friendly event celebrates fresh, local and sustainable food in the historic Bommer Canyon, which is generally not open to the public.
 
Executive Chef Ryan Adams of Sorrento Grille in Laguna Beach and Slow Food Orange County team members will prepare dinner. In the spirit of sustainability and low carbon footprint, guests are asked to bring their own individual wine glasses and eating utensils.
 
AG Kawamura, former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, will also speak. His recent efforts include Orange County Produce to ensure Orange County residents have access to local and fresh produce with a commitment to the land, environment and the community.
 
Sponsors include Whole Foods Market, Sorrento Girlle, Mary's Free Range Chicken, Quivira Wine, Stone Brewing Co. and Nika Purified Water.
 
WHERE
Bommer Canyon
1 Bommer Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92603
 
WHEN:
Sunday, July 10th, 2011
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
PRICE:
Adults: $50 Children Under 12: $20
Price includes dinner and wine
 
TICKETS:  
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/167835
 
MENU: Served family-style; vegetarian options are available upon request
 
Local Tomato and Sweet Onion Salad
Basil Pistou, Burrat Cheese, California Olive Oil,
Lemon Juice, Monterey Sea Salt
 
Warm Heirloom Potato and Green Bean Salad
Garlic, Onions, Oregano, Red Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil
 
Grilled Corn, Bell Pepper, Summer Squash Succotash
Parsley, Basil, Red Onion, Garlic, Chile
 
Barbequed Citrus Marinated Mary's Natural Chicken
 
Local Berry Shortbread
Whipped Cream, Grilled Lemon Biscuit
 
ABOUT SLOW FOOD
Slow Food is an international member-supported non-profit organization. Its aim is to spread food culture, develop sensory and taste education, protect biodiversity and promote quality in food, the environment and social life. Slow Food wants good, clean and fair food to be accessible to, and appreciated, by all. Slow Food Orange County is a local chapter of Slow Food U.S.A. which works to carry out the Slow Food mission on a local level. The Orange County chapter is a member-supported organization made up of a diverse group of food enthusiasts. Members include home and professional chefs, growers, wine connoisseurs, and lots of ordinary people who enjoy cooking and eating good quality food and wines. www.SlowFoodOC.org.
 
ABOUT SORRENTO GRILLE
At 22 years old, Sorrento Grille continues to be one of downtown Laguna Beach's most beloved restaurants. The edgy yet approachable menu designed by Chef Ryan Adams is inspired by the "farm to fork" concept and focuses on evolving New American cooking.
 
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