A Convivial Table Dinner at Terzo
2221 W 50th St., Minneapolis
On Tuesday, March 29, a group of Slow Food enthusiasts gathered at Terzo in Southwest Minneapolis to celebrate good food and the Ark of Taste.
The menu included a number of foods from Slow Food’s Ark of Taste and Presidia programs, which endeavor to save heritage crops and animals from extinction.
Notable among them were a Parmigiano Reggiano made from the milk of the Vacca Rossa, a rare breed of cow; the Piedmont hazelnut; and the Mountain Gorgonzola of Lombardy.
The courses was delicious and beautifully presented, although guests were, for the most part, too busy enjoying everything to pull out their phones and snap photos.
We enjoyed a bit of fresh chicken sausage with micro cress; a salad of lettuce, Parmigiano Reggiano, herbs and a prosciutto vinaigrette; polenta with Gorgonzola and
hazelnuts; rabbit with pistachios and a pea and pea-shoot salad; and finally a budino of taleggio cheese with lemon curd, caramel, hazelnuts and thyme.
Molly Broder and Charlie Broder (above left) were our hosts and guides, and the kitchen crew was lead by Geoff Stout (above right).
Slow Food’s Convivial Table dinners are a member benefit. They encourage chefs to use local ingredients as a way to introduce their favorite
producers and their SLOW cooking philosophy to members who enjoy the pleasure of good food and conversation.