The Galway Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International celebrates Irish culture on Friday, September 20, 2013, when Chicago foodies will have the opportunity to dine on a Slow Food feast prepared by renowned Chicago restaurants.
The Academy of Irish Music will perform for diners while chefs from The Gage, Farmhouse, Quartino’s Ristorante and Wine Bar, Harrington’s Catering & Deli, Galway Bakers, Monty Gale’s Tavern & Grill, Amano Vivere Cafe, and Windy City Chefs create international Slow Food.
Promoted as an alternative to Fast Food, Slow Food strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine by encouraging the responsible farming. Slow Food is a grassroots movement that envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it and good for the planet.
A division of World Business Chicago, Chicago Sister Cities International helps develop, manage and coordinate comprehensive programs and projects with Chicago’s sister cities. It aims to increase international trade, promote economic development and support exchanges in the fields of arts and culture, education, health, social services, environment and technology with its sister cities for the benefit of the Chicago citizens and businesses.
Friday’s Slow Food event begins at 6 p.m. at Chicago’s Irish American Heritage Center 4626 on N. Knox Avenue. Tickets are $50 and are available at www.ChicagoSisterCities.com.