With under a week to go until the Snail of Approval Awards Party, we have an exciting line up of chefs, farmers, and artisans to add to the growing roster. This unique event is an opportunity to mix and mingle with the individuals dedicated to shaping our food community. There will also be a silent auction with fabulous gifts from local shops, artisans and restaurants, some of which include items from Le Creuset, FRESHFARM Markets, and the Kennedy Center. So get your tickets while you can!
Chef Brian McPherson, the executive chef at Jackson 20, was the executive sous chef at Poste Moderne Brasserie, where we held the Snail of Approval Launch Party in 2010 and the first Award Party in 2011. Chef Brian and his team have worked to create a delicious menu utilizing locally sourced products including a whole hog barbeque which is donated by 2012 Snail winner, Longview Farm which will be accompanied by coleslaw and house made biscuits. September is the perfect time of year for drinks and a pig roast!
Charcuterie Board (house made by Jackson 20)
Assortment of Cheeses
Southern Field Pea Hummus with Fry Bread
Farm Fresh Deviled Eggs
Whole Hog Barbeque (Longview Farms)
Late Summer / Early Fall Squash
Lamb, Goat, and Vegetarian Tacos
Ice Cream Sandwiches (Moorenko’s)
Cocktails, Wine and Beer (Brooklyn Brewery)
For more information on the Snail of Approval program and to see prior winners please visit us at http://www.slowfooddc.org/snail-of-approval/.
A special thanks to one of our sponsors, Brooklyn Brewery who will be in Washington DC from Sept. 17-22 as part of their National “Brooklyn Brewery Mash” tour. For information on the week long events, visit: http://brooklynbrewerymash.com/washington-dc#!/event-88
“The Mash is an expression of Brooklyn art, music, food and the cultural links we see with many cities around the world,” says Brooklyn Brewery President & Co-founder Steve Hindy. “There is a revolution happening in the world of food and the world of beer, and we are happy to celebrate this revolution with our friends around the US.”
Join us to honor and celebrate the 2013 Snail of Approval winners!