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Slow Food Dinner

Photo by Dave Steers

Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2010

From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate

Pemberton Slow Food Cycle DinnerFrom Farm Gate to Dinner Plate... celebrate Pemberton's Slow Food Cycle weekend and taste the best of BC. Join Araxi head chef James Walt and Whistler Cooks' Grand Cousar at Pemberton Valley Farms on Saturday August 14 for a very special dinner!

This year, to celebrate the Slow Food Cycle weekend, the Pemberton and District Chamber of Commerce presents the Slow Food Cycle Dinner Event, bringing the distance between farm-gate and dinner-plate as close as a kiss.

An Intimate 80 Person Dinner

The intimate 80 person dinner will take place Saturday 14 August at Pemberton Valley Farms, a second generation family seed potato farm 35km up Pemberton Meadows Road. Under a timber-frame open-air gazebo on the farm’s spectacularly maintained grounds, diners will enjoy a four course feast prepared by two of the most passionate ambassadors for Pemberton produce, both of whom work out of Whistler’s hottest kitchens.

World Class Chefs

Araxi’s Executive Chef, James Walt, is fresh from winning awards for his cookbook Araxi from the James Beard Foundation, the Cordon D’Or International Culinary Academy Awards and the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards (often described as the cookbook Olympics, or a sort of Nobel prize for cookery writers.)

Grant Cousar and his team at Whistler Cooks Catering successfully fed 300,000 athletes, staff, volunteers and spectators over the 28 days during the 2010 Olympic Games, infusing their meals with as much local produce as possible, and even hand-cutting, freezing and serving 20,000 lbs of Pemberton potatoes, as part of their commitment to Slow Food and local produce.