We're delighted to host this year's big fundraiser bash, the (s)low down, at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. The party will feature artisanal cocktails with spirits provided by local distilleries, delectable seasonal dishes created by Slow Food NYC Snail of Approval awardee Reynard, oysters from Sea to Table, wine from Lenz Wine, Brooklyn Brewery beer and Doc's Draft hard cider, a coffee bar by Irving Farm Coffee Roasters and live foot-tapping bluegrass music. The party’s extraordinary raffle and silent auction is like no other, offering one-of-a-kind, food-centric experiences.
Slow Food NYC is thrilled to honor Andrew Tarlow this year with our fourth annual "Snailblazer" Award, a designation granted to those leaders in the farm-to-table movement committed to a local, sustainable, and fair food system.
Andrew is widely recognized for pioneering the artisanal food movement in Brooklyn with his collection of acclaimed restaurants, which focus on sustainable, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. In 1999, Andrew opened his first restaurant, Diner, which serves locally-sourced, New American food in the industrial neighborhood of South Williamsburg. Other culinary ventures include the Wythe Hotel and its restaurant Reynard, Marlow & Sons, a restaurant and general store, Marlow & Daughters in Williamsburg, a butcher shop specializing in locally sourced grass-fed meat and house-made sausages; and Roman's in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, an Italian-inspired restaurant with a three-course menu that changes daily. Most recently, Andrew opened Achilles Heel, a bar and café in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and launched She Wolf Bakery – making the bread that has been served at his restaurants since 2009 available for purchase to the public for the first time.
The evening's proceeds will benefit Slow Food NYC's program, Urban Harvest in the Schools, which provides financial and organizational support for 16 public schools throughout the city (primarily Title I), helping to initiate, maintain and expand garden and food education programs. This includes building and preserving school gardens, offering cooking classes, sponsoring field trips, and operating student-run "farmstands," all of which increase awareness of the importance of local, seasonal and quality food to one's health. The program impacts the lives of over 1,500 New York City school children. Urban Harvest has also created and runs a seed-to-plate, healthy eating educational garden program in East New York, which reaches over 150 children and community members every summer.
Thanks so much to our sponsors:
Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan
Edwin A. Yowell III and Grace Schalkwyk Yowell
Food and beverages generously provided by:
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Slow Food NYC
Slow Food NYC is the New York City chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract the culture of fast food. Slow Food stands against the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Slow Food NYC works to create a food system based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice—in essence, a food system that is good, clean and fair. We seek to move our culture away from the destructive effects of an industrial food system and towards the cultural, social and economic benefits of a sustainable food system, regional food traditions, and the pleasures of the table.
This event is hosted by the Slow Food NYC Board:
- Holley Atkinson
- Michael Crupain
- Anthony Fassio
- Kate Ferranti
- Jennifer Goggin
- Jacqui Kauffman
- Martina Rossi Kenworthy
- Sunil Kumar
- Shawn McLearen
- Tatiana Orlov
- Branka Ruzak
- Sydney Schwarz
- Maggie Shi
- Dee Dee Tiller
- Edwin Yowell