On my recent trip to San Francisco, I was struck by how much importance many of the bloggers I met place on local, sustainable food. Of course, in many of the places they live, that local food seems to be more easily available than here in Miami. That’s why I’m excited about sampling the dishes at Slow Food Miami’s Annual Meeting Dinner on October 28. The menu, designed and prepared by Red Light chef Kris Wessel, will showcase foods from a small sample of the 44,000 small farms in Florida. And diners get to meet the growers. Here’s the menu.
Grass-fed Beef Grazing Table
Grass-fed sliced prime rib, jus & fresh horseradish
Slow braised cheeks & shoulder a la bourguignon
Grass-fed steak tartar, flax flat bread & Bloody Mary shots
Game Grazing Table
October plum braised rabbit with butternut squash gnocchi
Little Haiti-style cabo (goat), callaloo, boniato & tomatoes
Finger quail from Jupiter with hibiscus flower glaze
Local Seafood Station
Apalachicola (safe harvest) oyster pies
Key lime steamed Haulover snapper & coconut rice
Banana leaf steamed mahi mahi & chocolate rice
Upper Panhandle BBQ shrimp
Grain & Vegetable Station
Super protein cucumber quinoa
Red rice & Hialeah warehouse wheatgrass
White, pink & green lentils
Now Harvest Calaloo (David Bick Farms)
Homestead corn salad
Calabazza pumpkin soup
Raw Florida Fruit Station
Guava, dragon fruit, jackfruit, papaya, elderberries / Loxahatchee goat cheese
Local Wahoo, Ribs & Oysters….
Key lime, Citrus meringue, North Florida pecan
The dinner is open to everyone but space is limited to 80 diners. Tickets are $60 and proceeds benefit the Slow Food School Garden Project and the Florida Waterways and River Fund. Purchase tickets here.
Slow Food Miami Annual Meeting Dinner
When: Wednesday, October 28. Reception starts at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Coverings Showroom, 7610 N.E. 4th Ct., Miami, 305.757.6000. Map.