Pizza Antica hosts Time For Dinner fundraiser
Lafayette restaurant hosts benefit for Slow Food Delta Diablo’s Growing Healthy Youth Project.
The slow food movement has as many roots in the Bay Area as anyplace else. This region offers not only a wealth of fresh, local ingredients but also a community of food enthusiasts. One of these people, Chef Gordon Drysdale, Partner and Executive Chef of Pizza Antica, is contributing to the movement by hosting an elegant, informative meal featuring all local and sustainable ingredients. The fundraiser, Time for Dinner, will feature five-courses and Drysdale sharing food wisdom and philosophy. A number of other speakers will be there as well, including local farmers discussing food production and healthy eating, and advocates from the Slow Food movement discussing the effort to build community through agriculture and sustainability. The focus of the meal will be on the importance of bringing fresh and healthy food to the table, and specifically, to school lunches, an area in which Slow Food USA is looking to implement reform.
Funds raised from this dinner will go to benefit Slow Food Delta Diablo’s Growing Healthy Youth project, a school garden, cooking instruction and taste education project happening at Diablo Community Day School. Students foster their own gardens and learn how to live off the ingredients they grow.
The Time for Dinner fundraiser will be held at Pizza Antica, located at 3600 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. It will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets for the meal are $125 per person and include wine. Tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/74204.