Slow Food Napa Valley Brunch @ Ehlers Estate, September 2011

The dining area outside Ehlers Estate.

Slow Food Napa Valley hosted a pig roast and potluck this September, in conjunction with Ehlers Estate in St. Helena. The following photos highlight the event, which provided a forum for SFNV members to discuss the future of SFNV, and how they can help to increase interest and awareness of the Slow Food movement. Naturally, the brunch was amazing. Please click on any photo for a full-screen view.

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Pig cracklins, up close.

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CIA instructor Patrick Clark carves the Mulefoot Hog, which was provided by Michael Fradelizio of the Silverado Brewing Company and Beer Belly Farms.

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Michael Fradelizio (left) and Patrick Clark (right) remove the pig from the Caja China roasting box. A hungry crowd gathers.

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A look at the just-finished pig inside the Caja China.

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The Mulefoot hog, just a couple hours into cooking.

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The Ehlers Estate line-up. Delicious.

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Ehlers winemaker Kevin Morrisey (far left) talks shop with SFNV members.

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The Ehlers Estate tasting room, built in 1886.

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Debbie Fradelizio (left) and Corrie Beezley (right) greet SFNV members as they arrive for the potluck with baskets in hand.

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One very impressive apple pie.

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A beautiful honeycomb and cheese platter from Marshall's Farm.

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Heirloom tomato platter.

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In Ehlers Estate's BioDynamic vineyard.

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Flowers outside the Ehlers Estate tasting room.

 

1 comment to Slow Food Napa Valley Brunch @ Ehlers Estate, September 2011

  • Lauren Ayers

    Although I live in Sonoma, I work in Napa and would love to help start a chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Their website is full of nutrition information: westonaprice.org

    Cate Shanahan, MD, author of Deep Nutrition, just moved to Napa for a job at Queen of the Valley, and she would be an excellent resource since she is so knowledgeable about the so-called paleo or primal diet (super low carb, fermented foods, organ meats and bone marrow from pastured livestock, etc.)

    The Santa Rosa, Marin, and SF chapters are have a hundred or more members each, and offer unique and delicious monthly events, so it’s about time for Napa to enjoy the same opportunities.

    Please let me know the names of people who might like to hear more or who could suggest a possible chapter leader (someone who lives in Napa Valley).

    Many thanks for all you do for good nutrition in Napa Valley.

    Buena Salud,
    Lauren
    Lauren.Sonoma@gmail.com
    939-9999

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