Enjoy an evening in the garden at Annaliese School in Laguna Canyon where chefs throughout Orange County and an award winning mixologist will be preparing tastes of dishes highlighting items from the Ark of Taste. Kids will enjoy a special cooking activity. Proceeds from this event will support future Ark of Taste Garden projects.
SEEDS is partnering with Slow Food Orange County to host this tasting event using foods from the Slow Food “Ark of Taste.” The Ark of Taste is a living international catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. Industrial standardization, regulations of large-scale distribution, and environmental damage threaten these foods. By identifying and championing these items on the Ark of Taste we keep them in production, on our plates, and we protect biodiversity in our food system. The Annaliese’s edible garden program in conjunction with Slow Food OC is growing produce items on the Ark of Taste.
WHEN: Sat., April 12, 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook Campus
20065 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA
FEE: Adults: $50 for non-members, $45 for Slow Food members
Children: (5 and up only) $25 for chidren of non-Slow Food members , $20 for children of Slow Food Members
Some of Our Guest Chefs and Featured Food Items
Ryan Adams – Chef-Owner of Three Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink in Laguna Beach, a local favorite gastropub-style restaurant. Ryan often contributes his culinary talent to local sustainable, eco-friendly culinary events such as the Slow Food Bommer Canyon BBQ, cooking classes at Annaliese School, Green Feast at the Ecology Center, and a Transition Laguna Beach holiday party. Ryan’s Ark of Taste dish will feature a sausage made from American Plains Bison, Vela Dry Jack Cheese, local greens and a lime aioli.
Debra Simms – Executive chef at Maro Wood Grill, a Laguna Beach restaurant known for its creative, thoughtful food and support local farming, ranching and fishing.
Ben Webb – Award-winning mixologist and creator of craft cocktails for 10 Outstanding in the Field Dinners will mix a unique Ark of Taste Cocktail using American Rye Whiskey. He will also create a colonial style Shrub.
Paul Chamberlain – Chef-Owner of Boldo Bowl, a seriously local restaurant opening this Spring on the 4th Street Promenade in Santa Ana where ingredients will be sourced from within Orange County. Paul is also working to develop a Restaurant Supported Agriculture program and a Yard Farming Initiative.
Kerri Annick Cacciata – Chef-Owner of Local Tastes Better, offering sustainable dinners and catering. Kerry also conducts DIY workshops at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano and the Center for Living Peace.
Carlsbad Aquafarm will provide Olympic Native Oysters, the only oyster native to the West Coast. Carlsbad Aquafarm is Southern California’s only aquafarm growing eco-friendly mussels, oysters, clams, abalone, scallops and culinary seaweed since 1990 in Carlsbad, California. Seafood for the Future and Aquarium of the Pacific of Long Beach proudly support Carlsbad Aquafarms’ efforts to provide fresh, local and sustainable seafood products.
and much, much more…
To learn more about Ark of Taste.