As a foodie, I love food events that showcase not only food but the history behind it. In this case, you get a chance to learn not only about the history but the future of the food you eat every day. On July 13-15, Slow Food USA will be holding their annual Slow Food Nations Festival in downtown Denver. This event will include free and paid events so there is really something for everyone, even kids.
For families, there is the free Taste Marketplace and Eat street and the Zero Waste Family Meal which features chefs collaborating on a delicious family meal created from the festival’s food scraps. This is likely going to be a meal to remember!
For those interested in workshops, there are some great ones like Slow Wine 101 and The Magical Mix of Cheese, Beer and Charcuterie for around $50 a workshop. Who doesn’t love a little bit of alcohol while learning something incredible about the food and drink they consume every day? Not every workshop showcases alcohol, there are a number of other workshops focusing on honey, grain, and olive oil as well.
For the foodie/wine lover in me, Raj Patel is coming and I am super excited to hear this free talk with Gail Myers and Tom Philpott during “The Impact of Capitalism on Food.”
The best part of this is that is all located in downtown Denver at Larimer Square. Make sure to pick up some tickets soon as they will most likely sell out. I better go get my Colorado Fare dinner tickets now!
About Slow Food Nations:
Slow Food Nations is a festival of flavor, culture and exploration. From the Taste Marketplace and Eat Street, to workshops and family fun, we’re taking over Larimer Square in downtown Denver. Kick it off with an opening party featuring the best of Colorado, and connect with farmers and artisans, chefs and food lovers over the weekend.
The festival is free and open to the public, with select ticketed workshops, talks and tastings. July 13-15, 2018.
Click here for more information on their schedule.