Slow Food Norwich are involved with several events at this years Norfolk Food Festival which takes place throughout September 2011. The festival is a yearly event, growing ever more popular each year and is a showcase for local food producers as well as food producers from other countries.
We are pleased that this year a member of Slow Food Senigallia in the Le Marche region of Italy is coming to hold a workshop and tasting of Olive oil at the Pulse Cafe and Bar in Norwich on the evening of Friday 9th September. Andrea Tomasetti from Frantoio Montedoro will be giving a talk about Olive oil production and olive cultivation as well as a tasting of the four types of olive oil he produces in Italy at his olive mill.
This will be accompanied by a food demonstration and tasting using Mediterranean vegetables given by the Pulse Cafe's head chef Jon.
Andrea is visiting the UK to promote the use of organic olive oil and also single variety oils which are produced by small artisan producers both in Italy and also throughout other parts of the world.
Earlier in the week Andrea will also be present at a Le Marche olive oil tasting at the new Slow food shop at Covent Garden in London.
Slow Food Norwich with Slow Food London will then be holding an olive oil tasting evening at the Market Quarter in Belgravia SW1 on Thursday 8th September, this will also feature Andreas Raggia single variety olive oil as well as charcuterie and wine from Le Marche.
We hope to hold another of our popular Slow Food Norwich social evenings in Norwich that weekend of September while the Norfolk food fair is taking place and also a joint Slow Food London and Slow food Norwich meal and oil tasting at the new Elliots Bistro in Borough market SE1.