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James Beard Award winner Mike Lata of FIG and James Beard nominee Craig Deihl of Cypress will prepare an Italian-inspired luncheon at FIG Restaurant on Thursday, December 16, from noon until 2 p.m. to celebrate their recent Terra Madre experience.
The exclusive event gives locals a chance to hear about the experiences Deihl, Lata, and five other locals—Elizabeth Beak, Dena Davis, Darlena Goodwin, Gra Moore, and Alluette Jones-Smalls—had while attending Slow Food International’s Terra Madre conference in Italy this October.
Thought leaders from around the world attended Terra Madre to examine crucial issues for the future of agriculture and the planet, including biodiversity, renewable energy, education, and traditional knowledge. Those attending the luncheon will enjoy hearing stories and viewing photos from the Charleston delegates while dining on food that embodies Slow Food’s commitment to food that’s good, environmentally sustainable, and socially just. Funding to send the Slow Food Charleston delegates to Terra Madre was made possible in part due to the BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival, who honored Slow Food Charleston with the Signature Charity distinction for 2010.
The luncheon costs $40 for Slow Food members and $50 for non-members, excluding tax, gratuity, and alcohol. Reservations are required and may be made by calling FIG at (843) 805-5900.