Slow Food Norwich had our first workshop and talk about the new Slow Food in East Anglia area and organisation in Holme next the sea on the north Norfolk coast last November evening which proved very popular and well attended by both local residents and other interested members of the public.
There was a tasting of a range of Italian wines introduced and hosted by wine consultant Damien of Bircham Stores in the village of West Bircham and a tasting of two olive oils from Italy, one from Arezzo in Tuscany and the other from the Italian region of Le Marche.
The evening also had a small selection of both Italian and local produce including cheeses from Norfolk, honey from Italy and an excellent smoked salmon which is produced near Cley on the north Norfolk coast.
We are now pressing ahead with plans for several talks and workshops in Norfolk to promote our new Approved scheme for food and drink businesses in East Anglia, the next workshop will be in the historic town of Holt in central Norfolk on Saturday 14th february where we will be sharing a platform with a producer of organically produced olive oil from Tuscany.
This will be followed by a promotional and tasting event in Kings Lynn to be held at a prestigious venue near the Quay in March and another in Holt at the Easter weekend.
Our next Slow Food members evening will be held in Norwich in February and more news with details of dates, times and venues will be on our Blog in January.