With a 50,000 square-foot Taste pavilion, music festival, workshops, films, hikes and journeys to choose from, Slow Food Nation has something for everyone who'll be in the SF Bay Area over Labor Day Weekend.

What I'm personally excited about are the 45+ slow dinners being planned by some of the best Bay Area eateries renowned for good, clean and fair food. Each Slow Dinner will feature a different local non-profit organizations focused on building healthy communities. Prices for dinners range from under $50 to $250, and most include a multi-course prix fixe menu with wine.
Not only will guests have an impeccable dining experience carefully crafted by some of the top chefs in the world, but they will have the rare opportunity to share mealtime conversation with farmers and food artisans, community and political leaders, environmental advocates, health-care experts and other guests from around the Bay Area and the world.

Here is a up-to-date list of participating restaurants and non-profits. Additional dinners being added weekly.
Thursday, August 28
* Perbacco and CUESA
* Café Rouge and City Slicker Farms
* Millennium and SaveForest.Org
* Small Shed and Occidental Arts & Ecology Center
* Prima and Brentwood Agriculture Land Trust
* Delfina and La Cocina
* Mexico DF and American Grassfed Association

Friday, August 29
* Hayes Street Grill and Institute for Fisheries Resources
* Sunnyside Café and Green Chamber of Commerce
* Orson and Nextcourse
* Foreign Cinema and Marin Organic
* Millennium and SaveForest.Org

Saturday, August 30
* Marketbar and California Food and Justice Coalition
* Greens and Marin Agricultural Land Trust
* Millennium and SaveForest.Org
* A16 and Roots of Change

Sunday, August 31
* Americano and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
* Slow Club and Three Stone Hearth
* Serpentine and the Center for Land-based Learning
* Boulevard and Green Belt Alliance
* Jardinere and HEAL
* Pisco Latin Lounge/Destino and Center for Environment Health and the Center for Food Safety
* Maverick and San Joaquin Foundation for Agriculture Education
* New Delhi and The Oakland Institute
* Millennium and SaveForest.Org
* Pappo and Alameda Point Collaborative
* Camino and People’s Grocery
* Laiola and Alemany Farms

Monday, September 1
* Coi and Sustainable Agriculture Education
* Serpentine and The San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance
* Laiola and Alemany Farms

Official Website: http://slowfoodnation.org/events/special-programming/slow-dinners/

Added by Magnolia Brown on July 28, 2008