FYI – ADVANCE ONLINE TICKET SALES end on Friday, 9/20 at noon. (Tickets are available at the door (until we hit capacity) but you will get into the event more quickly with a pre-paid ticket).
PARKING INFORMATION Parking is in a lot on Washington Avenue at 22nd Street, 1/2 a block from the entrance. Entrance to the event is on 22nd Street.
Slow Food St. Louis, a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting local food traditions, is pleased to announce that their annual fundraiser, Art of Food, will be held on Friday, September 20th, from 6:30 to 10:00 pm, at the Lumen (2201 Locust St, 63103). Proceeds from the event will benefit Slow Food St. Louis’ production of over 50 educational events, films, Truck Farm visits and tastings each year, as well as their innovative Small Farm Biodiversity Micro-Grant program, which over the past four years has awarded approximately $50,000 to local, sustainable farmers to grow or raise more than 250 different heirloom varieties of produce and heritage breeds of animals.
Art of Food will showcase the area’s top restaurants, serving up delectable hors d’oeuvres using as many fresh, local ingredients as possible, all prepared in the Slow Food tradition.
Participating restaurants and chefs include:
Home Wine Kitchen/Table (Cassy Vires), Sidney Street Café (Kevin Nashan), Farmhaus (Kevin Willmann), Kaldi’s Coffee (Tyler Zimmer), Companion Bakery (Josh Allen), The Crossing (Matt Abeshouse), Sanctuaria (Wil Pelly), Perennial Artisan Ales (Claire Mendez & Kaleigh Brundick), The Libertine (Josh Galliano), Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College (Chris Dessens & Students), Craft Restaurants (Gerard Craft), Kakao Chocolate (Brian Pelletier), Bailey’s Chocolate Bar (David Bailey), Nico (Grace Dinsmoor), Salume Beddu (Mark Sanfilippo), Entre (John Perkins), Strange Donuts (Corey Smale) and 4 Seasons Bakery (Agi & Aaron Groff).
A cash bar will also be available.
As in years past, we will host a silent auction with local food gift baskets as well as some food related art pieces. NEW this year will be our street fair set up outside of the event so you might peruse booths and learn more about our sponsors and local food culture, organizations and events. While we will have a cash bar, a number of local wineries and breweries will be in the indoor, upstairs terrace offering tastings.
$65 Early Entry at 6:00 pm
$40 General Admission at 6:30 pm
$25 Late Entry at 8:00 pm (food likely but not guaranteed)
(Members receive $10 discount on all ticket prices)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested being an individual, family or business sponsor. We appreciate your support!
Event sponsors include:
Circle B Ranch, Clover Hill Interior Design, Green Bean Delivery Service, Gut Punch, ReserveDirect, Feast Magazine, Schlafly Beer, and Perennial Artisan Ales. St. Louis Earth Day and Replenishing the Earth will be managing the recycling/composting efforts as Art of Food is a low-waste event.
Purchase tickets here!