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Annual Summer Mixer for Slow Food North Bay Chapters

July 22, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$6 – $14
Slow Food Summer Mixer at Gradek Ranch

SUNDAY, JULY 22nd, 4 pm
Hosted by Slow Food Russian River
Join us at our Annual Summer Mixer with Slow Food members, guests and maywannabe members from Marin, Petaluma, Russian River, Sonoma County North, and Sonoma Valley.

The picnic will reflect Slow Food’s commitment to a good, clean and fair food system and those attending will be folks who celebrate food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture and community.

Food: Smoked Pork and grilled marinated chicken with homemade sauces. Also appetizers, side dishes and desert (potluck).

Drinks: Beer sampling and BYO. A local beer will be available for tasting. More on this in a next email.

About the Food: Our chefs for the picnic, Tony Ferrari and Jonathan Sutton from Hillside Supper Club (http://www.hillsidesupperclub.com/gallery), a couple of guys obsessed with fire, smoke and meat will be firing up the smoker for the pork roast and grilling the marinated chicken. And there will be a competition for the best… “Saucy Sauce” for pork or chicken. Best sauce wins a signed cookbook.

Picnic tables are next to the small lake, in the shade of some big beautiful trees. Bring your bathing suit and towels if you wish to swim (there is a changing room).

Our picnic will be a potluck (except for meat and beer tasting) which means each person contributes some dish to a common table for all to share. Please bring wine or other drink to share, also your own plates and flatware etc.

Scholarships for teens available. Contact Sueki.

From 101 South, exit at Westside Road/Guerneville. Turn right, go about 3/4 mile and turn right again onto West Dry Creek Road. Drive approximately 2.3 miles, and turn left onto Brack Road. Follow signs to 2323 on Brack/Jameson Road.

After about 0.3 miles, stay left at the fork (Jameson Road) and stay left again at the second fork. You will drive through vineyards on both sides of the road; when the roads turns sharply to the left, GO RIGHT and go through the gate into the Gradek Ranch. Follow the road past a house and barn and after a short stretch there is a gate on the right into an orchard. Go through the gate, turn left, and follow the signs to parking and the picnic area.

From 101 North, exit at Central Healdsburg and turn left at the second stoplight onto Westside Road (it will say Mill Street to the right). Then follow directions above.

If possible please car pool!


July 22, 2012
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$6 – $14


Gradek Ranch
2323 West Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448 United States
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