Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Slow Money, Take It Easy

Tomorrow night at St. James author Woody Tasch will speak about his recent book Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered. I was fortunate enough to get a copy of this book in the mail the other day from Chelsea Green and am currently reading my way through it. I must confess that previous attempts at understanding economic theory have usually resulted in befuddlement and confusion.

The book focuses on the practical and economical implications and benefits of investing in community and locality based farming and ranching. The talk, and dinner by Chef Daniel Esses, is put on in conjunction with the New Orleans Chapter of Slow Food.

The cost is $50 and you need to call St. James at 899-4737 to make a reservation. Remember to bring your own Booze.

The menu is being prepared by Daniel Esses, formerly the chef at Marigny Brasserie. The menu uses local ingredients to showcase the benefits of what both Slow Food and Slow Money espouse.

Saffron-cauliflower mousse

Bacon, collard green and pecan soup

Jasmine tea smoked Cornish game hen with sausage and white bean ragout
Broccoli gnocchi over caramelized carrot puree and greens

Artisanal regional cheese course

Sweet potato flan.

And tonight at Cork and Bottle is a Wine, Cheese, and Beer Taste Off. Dan Stein of Stein's Deli, a beer aficionado, Richard Sutton a cheese connoisseur, and Jon Smith, a lush, will have a competition. The goal is to see what does pair better with cheese, wine or beer? For reservations call 504.483.6314. The cost is $30 a person.

1 comment:

Richard and Danielle said...

Hey Rene,
I wanted to let you know that after a herculian amount of effort, St. James has obtained a license to serve wine and beer on the premises.Hooray!