Update: Fido chef John Stephenson said he's been forced to cancel this event: "Due to an unusually light response to the dinner, we have to cancel this Thursday's Slow Food Dinner. We hope to reschedule soon and look forward to seeing everyone again at that time!" Stephenson says he's working to plan another dinner, possibly in October. Read Chris' original post below for details on what sounded to Bites like a very enticing event:
After hearing Robin Riddell's name for years, I finally got to meet her a few weeks ago at a fabulous impromptu red beans and rice cooking party at my house. I had known that she was big in the local Slow Food movement and also involved with the wine biz, but I had no idea what a fun, engaging young lady she is. Since then, I've encountered Robin again at the Burger Up Farm dinner and found out that she is going to be co-hosting a Slow Food dinner with chef John Stephenson on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. just down the street from my house at Fido in Hillsboro Village.
Besides the fact that she is now obviously stalking me, this is really good news because you know that the food and wine will be outstanding at this dinner. If you don't believe me, just check out the menu:
Fido Slow Food Dinner and Drinks
Falesco Vitiano Rosato Rose
Roasted Eggplant, Tofu, Hoisin, Basil, Kentucky Rose
Lucky Bucket Lager Beer
“Korean” Fried Chicken, Sesame, Sticky Rice, Radish
Regaliali Bianco White
Buccatini, Clams, Broth, Focaccia, Herbs
Di Majo Norante Sangiovese Red
Housemade Lamb Sausage, Fingerlings, Summer Squash Puree Demi Glace, Pretzel
Airfield Estates Late Harvest Riesling Dessert Wine
Peach Cobbler, Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel
You did see that it said "Housemade Lamb Sausage," right? I'm all in!
The dinner costs $60 per person, inclusive of tax and tip. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.