Slow Food Columbus

Beard Award Potluck/Celebration for Jeni Britton-Bauer

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Alana’s Food and Wine
2333 N. High St., Columbus

Tuesday, June 26, 7-9 p.m.
Free for members/$25 for nonmembers
RSVP here. Tickets sold out! 

 

We are thrilled to announce a potluck dinner at Alana’s Food and Wine to honor and congratulate 2010 Terra Madre delegate Jeni Britton-Bauer on the occasion of her receipt of a James Beard Award for her book, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home! Though Columbus chefs and writers have been nominated in the past, and the Dispatch’s Robin Davis brought a Beard Award with her when she moved here, Jeni is the first native Columbusite to have received this tremendous honor.

Jeni’s commitment to sustainability, quality, and sourcing have made her a household name in Columbus in a very short time and have propelled her ice creams to the national stage.  Jeni was one of two delegates who represented our chapter at Slow Food Nation in San Francisco.  She joined Slow Food at the inception of our chapter and has supported us with donations of ice cream literally from our first event.  Jeni was a founding member of Local Matters and partners with and promotes more local farmers than almost any other chef in the region.

To congratulate Jeni on having won a James Beard Award, we will give her the gift that she’s given us: food. Bring a favorite dish (soup, salad, appetizer, entree, or dessert) to Alana’s to share and enjoy the creativity of the other home chefs who comprise our membership. Alana will open her restaurant to us… and even bring an entree herself. In addition, there will be a cash bar.

Everyone should bring a dish, a label describing it, and a serving utensil if needed; couples are welcome to conspire but should still take two tickets. The event is free to members and $25 for nonmembers (who can either add a “nonmember ticket” to their order or visit http://slowfoodusa.org/local to join Slow Food USA for… $25.) Tickets are available here. (This event is sold out.)

We hope to see you there.