It may seem counterintuitive to dine on six-hour osso buco and goat milk ice cream so that the hungry of Darfur might eat, but Slow Food Miami and the Sagamore Art Hotel in South Beach are inviting you to do just that Wednesday, April 29. The new Whitehall Restaurant at the Sagamore, cheffed by Manuel Mattai, will be laying out a spread of local and sustainable comestibles to raise money for two excellent causes: UNICEF's Darfur Hunger Project and the Miami School Garden Project.
Slow Food organizers say that both programs operate on the "teach a man to fish" model: local schoolkids are taught to grow and appreciate food they've produced themselves; and the needy of Darfur are helped with rural development and taught self-reliance under UNICEF's guidance.
As usual, the menu looks lovely. Tickets cost $65 in advance, inclusive of wine pairings, and seating is limited to 60 people. Buy them now by clicking here.
* Avocado Goat Milk Ice Cream with Micro Greens and Sauteed Shrimp
* Six-Hour Osso Buco with Fresh Homemade Fettucine and Asiago Cheese
* Local Yellow Tail Snapper with Fingerling Potatoes, Livornese-style, with Capers, Olives, and Tomato Confit
* Petit Fillet of Grass-Fed Beef with Mixed Wild Mushrooms and Fonduta Cheese
* Cannoli Siciliani with Pistachio Ice Cream
* Fresh Strawberry Goat Milk Ice Cream with Lavender Infusion
1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Time: 6:30 to 9:30
Reception 6:30 in the dada Bar
Garden Installation Tour
Dinner: 7:30 pm in the WHITEHALL Restaurant
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Proceeds to benefit The Hunger Project/Darfur Charity and Slow Food Miami's School Gardens Project
Parking: Valet at the Sagamore or
at the Municipal garage at 16th and Collins.