Working for Good, Clean, Fair Food for All - Slow Food Urban San Diego Convivium of Slow Food International

Local Heritage Turkey Dinner

Join us for an early Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 17 at 6 p.m. at UCSDs International House.  Share
a memorable meal with members of the Slow Food community and students
from UCSD and the Art Institute. Heritage turkeys, raised by local 4H students, will be prepared by Chef Jeff Jackson of A.R. Valentien.  Delicious side dishes, using local produce, will be cooked communally by Slow Food volunteers and students.  Reserve your seat
by purchasing a $15 Slow Food Member/$25 Non-Member ticket/$5 Student
ticket (Students must show student i.d. at check-in).  Tickets are non
refundable and available only online.

Slow Food Porchetta Dinner May 20, 2011

Slow Food Urban San Diego and The Lodge at Torrey Pines present a
special opportunity to taste a traditional Italian porchetta, a whole
roasted pig cooked by our guest, a master butcher from Abruzzo, Italy –
Ercole Fasciocco – prepared with a locally-raised pig from Nathan’s

Culinary star Ercole Fasciocco continues decades of family tradition at Antica Macelleria Fasciocco.  A “macelleria” is a butcher shop, but the Fascioccos do much more than Americans would expect of a butcher.  Buying animals only from small-scale local farmers,  they are also artisan “salumieri”, making many types of sausages and cured meats. They are also renowned as the best meat cooks in the region and are famous for their porchetta, a specialty of the Abruzzo region.

Participating San Diego chefs will also be contributing
their own artisan food to the dinner – charcuterie and salad from Pete Balistreri
of Tender Greens, a seafood appetizer from Paul Arias of The Fishery and porchetta
accompaniments from Antonio Friscia of Stingaree and Jeff Jackson and
the chefs of The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Also included in the
$50 price of dinner is craft beer from Vince Marsaglia of Pizza Port/Port
Brewing Company and wine from Palumbo Family Vineyards and Falkner Winery in Temecula.   Lorenzo Scarpone, founder of Slow Food San Francisco and VNO Wines will also be on hand to share his perspective on Slow Food

Tickets are available for purchase online
, no walk-ins.  $10 from each ticket sold is a contribution to Slow
Food Urban San Diego, a grassroots volunteer-driven non profit
organization dedicated to education and advocacy for good, clean and