Slow Food Miami is hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary Ingredients this Thursday at Coral Gables Museum. This is the first screening on the East Coast. The film describes the farmers, chefs and the other dynamic people who are behind the movement to bring back sustainable food. Donna Reno, leader of Slow Food Miami, encourages everyone to see it. "Even if you are not into the Slow Food or Farm to Table movement, it's just visually stunning to watch," she says, The film moves across the country from a healthy food community in Oregon to Harlem.
The Slow Food movement is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 and aimed at preserving local food traditions. Donna is passionate about Slow Food and its impact on creating a healthy community. "I don't want to be seen as preachy," she says with a smile. Bringing the movie to Miami raises awareness and in the end of the day "we just want everyone to have more nutritious and better tasting food." Hard to argue with that.
To help drive the message home three Gables restaurants will be offering a special pre-screening three-course menu featuring local ingredients. To reserve, call Books & Books ($24), Norman's 180 ($55) and Ortanique ($35) directly for the 6 or 6.30 seating. Rather than giving guests just one alternative, Donna chose to offer a "dine-around" to appeal to a wider audience and "give everyone an opportunity to find a menu they like at a price point that is good for them."
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The screening starts at 8.15 p.m. and is followed by a reception and discussion featuring Oregon wines and local chocolates.