2012 has arrived and this will be the Year of the Dragon. If you are looking for something to do here are some suggestions. We have two Slow Food Philly events coming up.
Wednesday, January 18th, 7-9pm, $20
Our next seminar at the Restaurant School is Wednesday, January 18th, 7 to 9 pm featuring six Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri winners for 2012 (Gambero Rosso is the top Italian wine publication and these wines were selected to be some of this year's best). This is an amazing lineup and a rare opportunity to taste wine of this caliber at such a great price. Sicily - Tenuta Fessina "A Puddara" Etna Bianco'09, Alto Adige - Tramin Gewurtztraminer Nussbaumer '10, Veneto - Zenato Lugana Riserva Sergio Zenato '06, Calabria - Librandi Gravello '09, Abruzzo - Valle Reale San Calisto Montepulciano D'Abruzzo '08, Campania - Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi '05 .
Please sign up now for this great wine tasting and seminar. The discussion will include the wines, wine publications and how they rate wines, and these lesser known indigenous varietals and the regions where they are grown.
Di Bruno Brothers - Thursday, February 9th, 5:30 to 7:30
$35 for Advance Tickets
On the second floor of Di Bruno Brothers 1730 Chestnut Street store, they will provide multiple food stations, featuring indigenous foods that they have sourced from around the world along with a wine station. There will also be a presentation with a guest speaker to discuss this great and necessary project which has brought us other programs including "A Thousand Gardens in Africa".
What is the Ark of Taste?One of the Slow Food Programs that truly defines our international mission is the Ark of Taste. The Ark of Taste travels the world collecting small-scale quality productions threatened by industrial agriculture, environmental degradation and homogenization. Since 1996, more than 800 products from over 50 countries have been added to the international Ark of Taste. The Ark of Taste searches out, catalogues and protects these products some at risk of extinction from all around the planet.
February 1st to the 4th at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA
This four day event will provide youth programs, farmer workshops, music, theater, tradeshow and market and a great group of speakers, keynote speaker being Brian Halweil. For more information, directions, car pooling arrangements, speaker lineup and times visit their website http://www.pasafarming.org/conference2012/index.cfm
Sunday, January 22, 7:30-11pm, $79 all inclusive pp.
The Chinese Lunar New Year is being celebrated on January 23rd and according to the Chinese Zodiac we celebrate the Year of the Dragon in 2012 (to learn more visit http://chinesenewyear2012.net/). Dragon years are lucky for anyone thinking of starting a business or initiating a new project of any sort because money is easier to come by for everyone, whether it's earned, borrowed or received as a gift.
Our Slow Food friend and ambassador for Chinatown Chef Joe Poon welcomes his guests for a tour through Chinatown tasting CNY foods along the way. Visit the Chinese Bakery, the Asian Grocery, the fortune cookie factory and more. This special tasting tour is followed by Chef Poon's Chinese New Year banquet and after your event, Chinatown comes alive at midnight for the Year of the Dragon!
Go to this link for menu and reservations http://www.josephpoon.com/dining-with-chef-joseph-poon-in-chinatown/dining-chinese-new-year/