October 14th, 2008

Navajo-Churro lamb dinner

Navajo-churro sheep

Slow Food Miami is hosting a dinner at Lido at the Standard Hotel featuring Navajo-Churro lamb on Wednesday, October 22. A species that was close to extinction twice, the Navajo Churro sheep was the earliest breed of domesticated farm animal in North America, arriving in the United States in the 16th century. Its meat flavor is described as delicate and sweet.

Lido’s chef Mark Zeitouni will prepare the lamb four ways in Mediterranean style and accompany it with a variety of mezzes and side dishes. Tickets are $45 per person. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you’re lucky enough to not have a day job, go between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to enjoy hanman baths or a sunset swim before dinner. It’s complimentary for Slow Food diners.

Navajo-Churro Sheep Association

Update: Corrected day of the event to Wednesday from Thursday. Tickets are available through the Slow Food website linked to above.

The Standard Hotel and Spa
40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach

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5 Responses to “Navajo-Churro lamb dinner”

  1. This is the first time that this Ark of Taste delicacy will be served in Miami. The Ark of Taste is a project of Slow Food USA which is dedicated to identifying and preserving rare breeds of animals, fruits and vegtables. These sheep are raised on natural grass and herded by sheperds, some on the native american reservations in the western US.

  2. What a great deal — thanks for the great write up — hope to see you there!

  3. wow–wish we could be there!! i like how you have a picture of the real sheep instead of the finished dish. :)

  4. This was a really nice event with a beautiful setting. Food was also quite tastey!

  5. Can you tell me your source for churro lamb meat? I enjoyed the fajitas borregas at Angelina’s in Espanola, New Mexico recently. Is there any way to buy churro on-line?

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