Sunday, 29 January 2012

St Benedicts Slow Food and Wine evening

Slow food Norwich members enjoyed a wonderful evening at St Benedicts restaurant in Norwich last Wednesday night, which was hosted by Jayne Raffles.
The food and wine that evening were all from the Le Marche region of Italy, the dishes prepared by Nigel from Raffles restaurants and the wines from Vini Centanni and Vini Venturini both fine wine makers form Le Marche.
Talks on the wines throughout the evening were given by Stefano Milani from Selezione Zanotto a specialist wine importer based in London and a talk about Slow food and also the Libera Terra organisation were given by Dermott from Slow Food Norwich and Sagraitalia

Further events for Slow Food Norwich members are being planned over the coming months, including a visit to Humpty Dumpty Brewery in April with members of Slow Food Italy and a tour and visit to the world famous Truffle festival in Acqualanga, Italy later in the year.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Humpty Dumpty Brewery Visit

Slow Food Norwich is currently organising a visit for our members to the Humpty Dumpty Brewery in Reedham near Norwich in March 2012.
Steve and Lesley from Humpty Dumpty Brewery were two of the early members to join Slow Food Norwich in late 2010 and are keen supporters of the Slow Food movement and ethic.
The brewery is in the famous village of Reedham just to the east of Norwich and the current owners started trading on 19th September 2006 after taking over the business from the previous owners and during this time they have one a series of prestigious awards including the 2009 GBBF Bronze Medal.

The brewery produced its one millionth pit in mid 2011 and now has a selection of over fifteen types of beer, often with local and unusual names such as Norfolk Nectar, Railway Sleeper, Little Sharpie and Reedcutter.
We had hoped to export a small amount of this great beer to Italy last autumn as several Italian members of Slow food are very passionate about this wonderful Norfolk ale, but it was not to be at the time, but we do hope to possibly get a van full of beer out to Italy later in the summer of 2012!!
The Reedham beer festival and the Royal Norfolk show brings the brewery the opportunity to showcase their beers and the beer festival in 2012 will be another family friendly event and a must for the beer lovers calendar.