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Slow Food at Hot Docs


- 04 Apr 03

Hot Docs, Canada's foremost documentary festival, and Slow Food come together in the heart of downtown Toronto for a weekend of celebrations, discussions, dinners and taste workshops. The 2003 focus for Hot Docs' Innovators series, which has honored such organizations as Doctors Without Borders, is Slow Food.

The event kicks off with an Italian-style Slow Food Dinner at Toronto's celebrated Grano Restaurant. HOT DOCS/ COOL D.O.C.s (VQAs) unites local Slow Food members for a convivial evening of delicious Italian foods and cool-climate wines from the award-winning winery, Malivoire of Niagara.
Sunday morning offers an unprecedented event for Slow Food in Canada: Renato Sardo of Slow Food International, Monyka Berrocosa-Marbach of Slow Food USA and Anita Stewart of Slow Food Ontario will lead a discussion that focuses on the movement abroad and at home while looking at the progress of Slow Food in Canada.

In the afternoon, two taste workshops will allow participants to savor the pleasures of Mapleton's Organic Dairy ice cream and the fair-trade, freshly roasted beans of Merchants of Green Coffee


LISTING INFO

Slow Food Dinner, Italian-style
HOT DOCS/ COOL D.O.C.s (VQAs)
Saturday April 26
7:00 pm
2035 Yonge Street
Toronto
$65/$60 for Slow Food members
Join Slow Food members for a convivial evening of delicious Italian foods and cool-climate wines from the award-winning winery Malivoire of Niagara at Toronto’s celebrated Grano Restaurant. Admission includes a four-course dinner and accompanying wines. For reservations, call 416-440-1986.

Slow Food 101 at Hot Docs Documentary Festival
Sunday, April 27
10.30 am - 12.00 pm
Latvian House
491 College Street
Toronto
$12
An introduction to the Slow Food movement and its philosophy. Discussion will focus on the movement abroad and at home while looking at the progress of Slow Food in Canada.
Moderator: TBA
Speakers:
Renato Sardo – Executive Director, Slow Food International
Monyka Berrocosa-Marbach, Slow Food Baltimore Convivium
Anita Stewart – Canada’s leading culinary activist

Tickets are available at the Hot Docs Box Office, 416-516-3320, or at the door (pending availability).

Taste Education Workshops

Taste Workshop 1
Who Wants Ice Cream?
1:00pm – 1:45pm
Latvian House
491 College Street
Toronto
$10/ $7 for Slow Food members
Mapleton’s Organic Dairy makes extraordinary ice cream from the organic cream, milk and eggs produced on their farm near Guelph. In this workshop, discover the delights of a wholesome environment that comes to life at the melting moment.
Tickets are available at the Hot Docs Box Office, 416-516-3320, or at the door (pending availability).

Taste Workshop 2
I Take My Coffee Green and Organic
2.00 pm – 3:00pm
Latvian House
491 College Street
Toronto
$10/ $7 for Slow Food members
Merchants of Green Coffee, the first Canadian licensed importer of fair-trade coffee beans, demonstrates that a good cup of java starts at the source. Learn about brewing and home roasting while savoring the aromas and flavors of some of the world’s best coffee.

Tickets are available at the Hot Docs Box Office, 416-516-3320, or at the door (pending availability).

http://www.hotdocs.ca/festival_innovators.cfm