Welcome Books Presents

"A Slow Taste of Italy"

from October 11th - 17th, 2010*

in celebration of local and sustainable food and
Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily
by Jessica Theroux

We invite you to join us.

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Restaurants from Staten Island to Napa Valley are joining us for a week of restaurant events, " A Slow Taste of Italy." These prix fixe celebrations are in honor of local, sustainable, slow food across North America and in celebration of Chef Jessica Theroux's Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily with an introduction by Alice Waters.

Here you will find the list of participating restaurants organized alphabetically by state. You will also find the names of their chefs, their addresses, the time of their dinners and the link where diners can go to make their reservations. If there is a local slow food organization or edible magazine sponsoring the event, it is also listed. On this site, you can see the commemorative limited edition signed bookplate which will only be available, through the listed participating restaurants to the diners receiving a copy of Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily, Here, you can download videos and press material, photographs from the book, as well as the cover photo, author photo and Alice's introduction.

The purpose of this evening is to celebrate the eating of delicious local food, the farmers who grow this food, the chefs who serve this food, and the organizations who help make it available. The reason this "special dinner" celebrates Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily is because Jessica Theroux found the soul of the slow food movement in the hearts of twelve Italian grandmothers during her fifteen months travelling in Italy. It is essential that brilliant and beautiful books are created to galvanize the movement pushing our country towards healing and sustainability. North America is just waking up to the distinctive taste of vegetables just out of the garden, fruit that is right off the branch, and fish straight from the sea. Jessica Theroux is a documentarian, photographer, author, and chef with a dedication to sustainability, authenticity, and the art of listening.

Preview the commemorative book plate

Vancouver, British Columbia


Chefs: Robert Belcham & JC Poirier
Presented by: Slow Food Vancouver & Campagnolo
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
Time: 12:30pm
Address: 1020 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 2W1, Canada
Telephone: (604) 484-6018
Website: www.campagnolorestaurant.ca; www.slowfoodvancouver.com
For reservations, please contact: (604) 484 6018, info@campagnolorestaurant.ca
Details: Click Here
Menu: Click Here

California (Northern)

Boulettes Larder

Chef: Amaryll Schwertner
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010 with Jessica Theroux
Time: 10:00am - 2:30pm
Address: 1 Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco, CA 94111
Telephone: (415) 399-1155
Website: www.bouletteslarder.com
For reservations, please contact: Perry (415) 399 1155
Details: Click Here


Chef: Charlie Hallowell
Date: Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 with Jessica Theroux
Time: 5:30 to 10:00pm
Address: 5008 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609
Telephone: (510) 652-4888
Website: www.pizzaiolooakland.com
For reservations, please contact: (510) 652 4888
Details: Click Here


Chefs: Curtis di Fede & Tyler Rodde
Date: Thursday October 14, 2010 with Jessica Theroux
Time: 5:30 - 9:30pm
Address: 1425 First St., Napa, CA 94559
Telephone: (707) 252-1022
Website: www.oenotri.com
For reservations, please contact: (707) 252 1022
Details: Click Here

California (Southern)


Chefs: Suzanne Goin
Date: (date TBC) with Jessica Theroux
Address: 8474 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Telephone: (323) 655-6277
Website: www.lucques.com
For reservations, please contact: Matt Duggan (GM) 323 655 3925


Osteria Marco

Chef: Frank Bonanno
Co-Hosted by: Slow Food Denver (Marilyn Noble)
Date: Monday, October 11th, 2010
Time: 6:30pm
Address: 1453 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (303) 534-5855
Website: www.osteriamarco.com; www.slowfooddenver.org
For reservations, please contact: Christin Marvin (303) 534 5855
Details: Click Here
Menu: Click Here


29 South

Chef: Scott Schwartz
Presented by: Slow Food first Coast & 29 South
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Time: 6pm seating & 8pm seating
Address: 29 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Telephone: (904) 277-7919
Website: www.29southrestaurant.com
For reservations, please call: Lauren (904) 277 7919
Details: Click Here



Chef: Matthew Swickerath
Presented by: Valenza Restaurant & Slow Food Atlanta
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010
Time: 6:30pm (reception), 7:00pm (dinner)
Address: 1441 Dresden Drive, Ste. 100, Atlanta, GA 30319
Telephone: (404) 969-3233
Website: www.valenzarestaurant.com; www.slowfoodatlanta.org
For reservations, please contact: Call Valenza: (404) 969-3233
Details: Click Here
Menu: Click Here


IL Tesoro

Chef: Chef AJ Black
Date: October 11 - 17
Time: 5:30 to close
Address: IL Tesoro at the Terrace, 27 South Summer Street, Edgartown MA 02539
Telephone: (508) 939-3840
Website: www.ILtesoro.net
For reservations, please contact: (508) 939-3840
Details: Click Here

Tomasso Trattoria & Enoteca

Chef: Jeff Pond
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Time: 6:30pm
Address: The Crossing, 154 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, Massachusetts, 01772
Telephone: (508) 481-8484
Website: www.tomassotrattoria.com
For reservations, please contact:(508) 481-8484
Details: Click Here
Menu: Click Here

La Morra

Chef: Josh Ziskin
Date: Thursday October 14, 2010 (complimentary hors d'oeuvres and book event);
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010 dinner with Jessica Theroux
Time: 6:30pm
Address: 48 Boylston Street, Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 739-0007
Website: www.lamorra.com
For reservations, please contact: (617) 739-0007
Details: Click Here
Menu: Click Here


Chef Dawn Bause's Kitchen

Presented by: Chef Dawn Bause & Slow Food Detroit
Chef: Dawn Bause
Date: Tuesday October 12, 2010
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address: 8564 Golfside Drive, Commerce Twp., MI, 48382
Website: www.cookingwithdawn.com; www.slowfooddetroit.org
For reservations, please contact: Dawn at AskDawnNow@aol.com or call (248) 363 8080
Details: Click Here


Capone's Italian Ristorante

Chef: Chef Danie
Date: Saturday, October 16
Time: 5:30pm
Address: 2113 Government St, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Telephone: (228) 818-8941
Website: www.caponesoceansprings.com
For reservations, please contact: Chef Danie at (228) 818-8941
Details: Click Here


Onesto Pizza Trattoria

Presented by: Slow Food St. Louis (Bill Burge)
Chef: Vito Racanelli, Jr.
Date: Thursday October 14, 2010
Time: 5:00-10:00pm
Address: 5401 Finkman St St Louis, MO
Telephone: (314) 802-8883
Website: www.onestopizza.com; www.slowfoodstl.org
For reservations, please contact: contact Michele Racanelli at (314) 802-8883, ext. 399
Details: Click Here

New Jersey

La Campagne

Chefs: Rich Benussi
Date/Time: 6:30pm, Wednesday, October 16 and 7:00pm, Friday, November 5
Address: 312 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Telephone: (856) 429-7647
Website: www.lacampagne.com
For reservations, please contact host at (856) 429 7647
Event Details: A Tuscan Chef's Table. A Six course tasting menu of our chef's favorite regional Italian Classics from the Benussi family recipe box. Price $75 per person.
Details: Click Here

New York

Enoteca Maria*

Owner/Host: Joe Scaravella
Chefs: Six Italian grandmothers & guest Chef Jessica Theroux
Presented by: Welcome Books & Enoteca Maria with Jessica Theroux
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Address: 27 Hyatt St., Staten Island, NY 10301
Telephone: (718) 447-2777
Website: www.enotecamaria.com
For reservations, please contact: Emily@welcomebooks.com
Details: Click Here

The Good Fork*

Chef: Sohui Kim
Date: Thursday October 21, 2010
Time: 5:30 - 10:30 pm
Address: 391 Van Brunt Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 643-6636
Website: www.goodfork.com
For reservations, please contact: Aaron (718) 643-6636
Details: Click Here



Chef: Cathy Whims
Date: Monday December 6th, 2010 with Jessica Theroux
Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Address: 1401 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
Telephone: (503) 234-2427
Website: www.nostrana.com
For reservations, please contact:(503) 234-2427
Menu: Click Here
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South Carolina

Passion 8 Bistro

Chef:Executive Chef Luca Annunziata
Presented by: Slow Food Charlotte
Beneficiary: Slow Food Charlotte's school lunch program
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Time: 6:30pm
Address: 3415 Hwy. 51N, Fort Mill, SC 29715
Telephone: (803) 802-7455
Website: www.passion8bistro.com; www.slowfoodcharlotte.org
For reservations, please contact:(803) 802-7455
Details: Click Here


ASTI Trattoria*

Chef: Jason Donoho
Presented by: Edible Austin & Slow Food Austin
Beneficiary: Slow Food Austin
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Time: 5:00 - 10:00pm
Address: 408C East 43rd St Austin, TX 78751
Telephone: (512) 451-1218
Website: www.astiaustin.com; www.slowfoodaustin.com; www.edibleaustin.com
For reservations, please contact: www.astiaustin.com/asti/reservations or call (512) 236-0088


Three Tomatoes Trattoria*

Chefs: Shane Lawton
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Time: 6:30pm
Address: 83 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Telephone: (802) 660-9533
Website: www.threetomatoestrattoria.com
For reservations, please contact: Josh Palmer (802) 660 9533
Details: Click Here
Menu: Click Here


Sensi Restaurant

Chefs: Paolo Randazzo
Presented by: Slow Food RVA & Sensi
Date: Mon. October 11 - Sun. October 17, 2010
Time: 5:00-10:30pm (M-F), 5:00-11:00pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Address: 2222 E. Cary St. #101, Richmond, VA 23223
Telephone: (804) 648 -463
Website: www.sensirestaurant.com; www.slowfoodrva.org
For reservations, please contact: (804) 648 3463


Cafe Juanita

Chef: Holly Smith
Date: Tuesday, October 12 - Friday, October 15, 2010
Time: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Address: 9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA, 98034
Telephone: (425) 823-1505
Website: www.cafejuanita.com
For reservations, please contact:(425) 823 1505
Details: Click Here

The Mark Olympia*

Chefs: Lisa Owen
Date: Dec 3rd, 2010 with Jessica Theroux
Time: 7:00pm
Address: 407 Columbia St., SW, Olympia, WA 98501
Telephone: (360) 754-4414
Website: www.themarkolympia.com
Bookstore: Orca Books
For reservations, please contact: (360) 754 4414

The Corson Building*

Chefs: Matt Dillon
Date: Sunday, December 5th, 2010 with Jessica Theroux
Time: 6:00pm
Address:5609 Corson Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98108
Telephone: (206) 762-3330
Website: www.thecorsonbuilding.com
For reservations, please contact: (206) 762 3330

Enza Cucina Siciliana*

Chef: Mamma Enza
Date: Saturday, December 4, with Jessica Theroux
Time: 6:30pm
Address:2128 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Telephone: (206) 694-0055
Website: www.enzaseattle.com
Bookstore: University Bookstore, Seattle, WA
For reservations, please contact: (206) 694-0055 or email Mamma Enza at enza@enzaseattle.com
Menu: Click Here


Osteria Papavero

Chef: Francesco Mangano
Presented by: Slow Food Madison & Francesco Mangano
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Time: 6:00pm
Address: 128 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703
Telephone: (608) 255-8376
Website: www.osteriapapavero.com; www.slowfoodmadison.org
For reservations, please contact:rsvp@slowfoodmadison.org
Details: Click Here