Friday, August 27, 2010

Slow Food Katy Trail

invites you to its second annual

Farm-to-Table, A Dinner in the Vineyard

This September 19 feast­–at 4 p.m. in Les Bourgeois Vineyards–will celebrate local farmers and the food they produce. Come dine with Slow Food members, friends, farmers and cooks as we toast the beginning of fall and the bounty of local food we all love.

Les Bourgeois is again graciously hosting our celebration in its vineyards south of I-70 and providing all the wine. A charming tobacco barn set among 22 acres of Chardonel, Vignoles and Vidal will provide the backdrop for mid-Missouri's four most talented chefs to work their magic.

Cooking together will be: Craig Cyr of The Wine Cellar & Bistro, Mike Odette of Sycamore, Aaron Wells-Morgan of Les Bourgeois Blufftop Bistro and Brook Harlan of the Columbia Area Career Center Culinary Arts program. These four wonderful cooks are donating all their time and efforts for this feast and are so excited about doing so! Wait until you see the menu below, and you'll know how hard they've worked to contact local farmers to procure products and devise delicious ways to use them. Of course, we wouldn’t think of having a feast without beautiful music! The fabulous John G. Stewart jazz trio will round out the sensorial delights of the evening.

All proceeds will benefit Slow Food Katy Trail's Slow Food-in-Schools projects. Even though we don't tout these important projects nearly often enough (we're too busy actually getting them done!), we do want you to know the great things we are doing with schoolchildren to raise their local-food awareness. Please see the blog posts below to get a taste of all we've accomplished during the last two years with Lee Elementary School third graders. Our third year starts in September at West Boulevard Elementary School.

Other details about the dinner:

Cost per person is $99

Due to limited seating, only 70 tickets will be sold; they are available only through the Brown Paper Tickets Website:


2 p.m.–Tour of the new winemaking facility at Les Bourgeois (optional)

3 p.m.–Vineyard tour (optional)

4 p.m. –Dinner

Directions and parking details will be provided at a later date.

To see photographs of last year’s dinner, please visit:

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