Slow Food Norwich and East Anglia will be holding a promotional event at the village hall in Holme next the Sea on Thursday 11th December, with a talk being given about the new Slow Food England region and also the recently established Slow food East Anglia.
The evening starts at 7.30 pm and will finish at 10 pm and as well as several short talks about Slow Food will also include a tasting of six wines and two olive oils from Italy, most of which are made by producers in Italy who belong to the international Slow Food organisation.
This event will be the first in a series of monthly tastings, talks and workshops concentrating on promoting Slow Food in East Anglia, other events will also be held in villages and towns all across the north Norfolk coastal area, these will include the villages of Burnham Market, Brancaster, Thornham, Wells next the Sea, Cley, Blakeney as well as the towns of Holt, Hunstanton and Fakenham.
The members of the Slow Food groups in East Anglia are all very excited about the creation of a new dedicated region in the east of England which will be part of the larger Slow food England, this new entity gives us a wide range of new opportunities for fundraising in order to support the promotion of the Slow Food ethos.
We are very pleased to be holding these special evenings with the co operation of Damien from Bircham stores in north Norfolk who will be organising the wine tastings for the event. Damien who is French has many years of experience in the wine trade and will be tutoring our guests at the event about the fabulous Italian wines he is showcasing that evening. The wines being tasted on the night will include a dry Prosecco, two white wines, three red wines and a lovely Moscato d'asti dessert wine.
There will also be a tasting of two organic extra virgin olive oils from Italy, one from Arezzo in Tuscany and the other from the Cartoceto area of the Le Marche region. There will also be the opportunity to taste some other fine Italian foods, including a range of honeys and also chocolate from the Le Marche region which are all produced by Slow Food Italy members.