At its core, Slow Supper is good old fashioned dinner party. But it's much more than that. It's also a collaboration between the culinary cultures of Brooklyn and, in this case, Pittsburgh. Slow Supper is also a benefit dinner party, held in a unique location. Being from the big city ourselves we looked to Cure to show us the sights and they are taking us to a farm.
Join Brooklyn Brewery for this multi-course, multi-media, beer fueled culinary adventure in the rolling feilds of White Oak Farm.
Your cooking team,
Justin Severino is a Chef dedicated to supporting ethical farming practices, humane animal husbandry, sustainability and traditional cooking techniques. After graduating from Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in 1999 Justin moved to Monterey California in search of knowledge and experience. From 1999 to 2005 his life was dedicated to working for great Chefs including Cal Stamenov at Bernardus Lodge, Walter Manzke at Bouche and L' Auberge Carmel, Philip Wojtowicz and Michelle Rizzolo at The Big Sur Bakery and David Kinch at Manresa. In 2005 Justin opened a small charcuterie shop called Severinos Community Butcher in Santa Cruz CA. As the Community Butcher Justin used whole hogs from T.L.C. Ranch to produce traditional cuts of pork and charcuterie.
In 2007 Justin and wife Hilary decided it was time to move back to Pittsburgh to have their family in their lives again. While in Pittsburgh Justin worked as Sous Chef for Derek Stevens at Eleven Restaurant and as Executive Chef of Elements Cuisine before venturing out on his own to open Cure.
And from Brooklyn comes graduate of the University of Gastronomic Sciences and active member of Slow Food, Brooklyn House Chef Andrew Gerson. His approach to cooking is based on supporting local food systems and celebrating good food and real beer. Chef Andrew is on a food crawl like no other, sharing and learning with chefs around the country with The Mash. Every Slow Supper is the delicious culmination of what he's absorbed from earlier stops on the tour.
Helping color in The Mash, NBNY, the organizers of Brooklyn’s Bring to Light festival, will map their immersive installations of light and projection art to the architecture of the mansion. It's a mix of sculpture and projection called "Kings County Cornucopia" and it must be seen to be believed. (See video below)
All proceeds from this event will go directly to Slow Food Pittsburgh fighting the good fight for fair, sustainable food.