Taste the Ark of Taste
Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
Laguna Beach, CA
Enjoy an evening in the garden at Annaliese School where Orange County chefs 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.
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...
About 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. To learn more about Ark of Taste and the food products on the Ark of Taste: http://www.slowfoodusa.org/ark-of-taste-in-the-us
About S.E.E.D.S. Art and Education Inc.
SEEDS stands for “Strengthen, Enrich, Enliven, Develop and Spark.” Our quest is to Strengthen the mind and hearts of children, Enrich their education, Enliven their spirits, Develop their passions, and Spark their curiosity. SEEDS’ mission is to fund quality educational programs, award grants to specialized educators and to provide scholarships and funds to children in financial need.
SEEDS is a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of children’s education and devoted to enhancing quality of life for children and their respective communities by funding programs in the following:
- The Arts
- Educational Enrichment
- Family & Community Building
- Health & Wellness
- Environmental Stewardship
What are my parking options?
The parking lot at Annaliese is small and so parking is limited. We encourage carpooling, if possible. If parking lot at Annaliese is full, we recommend dropping off your guests at Annaliese and parking at ACT V Lot. ACT V Lot is located at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road. http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=5314
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes, but you must change the registration via your EventBrite account.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please bring your printed tickets.
What is the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable, except in the case the event is cancelled.
When & Where
Slow Food Orange County
Slow Food is an international member-supported non-profit organization. Its aim is to spread food culture, to develop sensory and taste education, to protect biodiversity and to promote quality in food, the environment and social life. Slow Food wants good, clean and fair food to be accessible to, and appreciated by, all.
Slow Food Orange County is a local chapter of Slow Food U.S.A. which works to carry out the Slow Food mission on a local level. The Orange County convivium is a member-supported organization made up of a diverse group of food enthusiasts.
Members include home and professional chefs, growers, wine connoisseurs, and lots of ordinary people who enjoy cooking and eating good quality food and wines. Please join or contact us for more information about our programs and initiatives.