Best Parties of the Summer at Slow Food Nations

Spend your summer nights on Larimer Square in Denver next weekend, July 13-15, exploring new flavors and meeting celebrity chefs. On Friday night at Colorado Fare, bite into the flavors of Colorado, with our state’s best chefs, artisanal brewers, and distillers. On Saturday night, explore the most delicious street foods of the world at the Global Street Food Social, presented with unlikely global drink pairings. This is a weekend of parties for the books!

The fun doesn’t end there – head on over to Edible Beats Street, an outdoor bar and food lounge on Larimer Square with live music. Kick back and enjoy craft beer and cocktails alongside tasty bites from local restaurants Root Down, Linger, Ophelia’s, Vital Root, and El Five. Don’t miss the most delicious intersection in Denver!

If you can’t join us at Slow Food Nations this year, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be livestreaming the summits (only the panel discussions)— mark your calendar to tune into these important conversations!

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Colorado Fare

Flavors of the World
July 13, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Slow Food Nations presents Colorado Fare, an event to celebrate the best flavors that come from our home state. Enjoy a slew of gourmet dishes made from Colorado-sourced ingredients and built by the state's top chefs.

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$65

Global Street Food Social

A Biodelicious Future
July 14, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Experience the world as you roam Larimer Square from bite to bite. Look forward to one-of-a-kind food and drink pairings served between the sidewalks. Expect the unexpected, and to be wowed by it all!

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$65

Check out these parties hosted by our sponsors!

Wednesday, July 11th

Surf and Turf for Mother Earth

July 11, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Time to get fired up! Join Chef Christian Graves (Citizen Rail) and Chef Drew Deckman (Deckman’s en el Mogor) for a Slow Food Nations happy hour filled with food, drink and lively conversations about our current food system. The menu is inspired by Citizen Rail’s wood-fired grill, featuring small bites with sustainable seafood from the

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FREE

Backyard Heritage ‘Za’ Jam

The Joys of Slow Food
July 11, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come and celebrate the beginning of Slow Food Nations with a pizza party at James Beard nominated Moxie Bread in Louisville, Colorado. The wood fire oven will be cooking up heritage grain pizzas topped with an amazing line up of local fare — seasonal vegetables from Aspen Moon Farms, freshly made cheese by the culinary

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FREE

Thursday, July 12th

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Slurp Soba!

The Joys of Slow Food
July 12, 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us as we welcome LA-based soba master and teacher Sonoko Sakai in collaboration with local chefs Kelly Whitaker and Jeb Breakell. They'll serve a three course dinner exploring the American and Japanese heritage of buckwheat for Slow Food Nations. The evening will begin with snacks in the gardens of The Wolf’s Tailor and move

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FREE

Community Table Farm Dinner

July 12, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a Slow Food-inspired farm picnic on Andrew & Lisa Nowak’s new 17-acre farm in Longmont, CO. They will feature Colorado meats slow cooked over live fire and summer dishes featuring fresh produce from the farm in a family-friendly picnic format. The Nowak's farm also features a fishing pond, fly-fishing in the St. Vrain River,

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FREE

The Big Eat

The Joys of Slow Food
July 12, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Big Eat, Denver’s annual showcase of independent restaurants, not only kicks off Slow Food Nations, but also celebrates another banner year for the Denver dining scene.

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FREE

Friday, July 13th

Aperitivi at Tavernetta

The Joys of Slow Food
July 13, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in the Tavernetta bar and lounge for a special happy hour collaboration between Tavernetta's chef Ian Wortham and guest chef Cesare Casella. They will showcase the wonderful Casella salumi with a special happy hour menu. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Slow Food USA. No tickets or reservations required.

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Food for Change Dinner: Relais & Châteaux + Denver

The Joys of Slow Food
July 13, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us outside on the Snooze Patio to taste the quality and passion of local, seasonal and climate-friendly food. Relais & Châteaux chefs Josh Drage (The Ranch at Rock Creek) and Renata Ameni (Manresa) will partner with local James Beard award-winning chefs Alex Seidel (Mercantile) and Jen Jasinski (Ultreia) to create a climate-friendly dinner at

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FREE

Saturday, July 14th

Farmers Market After-Party

The Joys of Slow Food
July 14, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Good Food Media Network at Slow Food Nations for a casual happy hour. Cool off with farmers market-inspired cocktails, enjoy nibbles from Colorado farmers and chefs, and connect with changemakers from across the country in the beautiful garden at Bistro Vendôme on Larimer Square. Featuring food from Colorado farmers and chefs from Colorado

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West Bijou Bison Ranch Dinner

July 14, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a truly unique farm-to-table dinner under the stars during Slow Food Nations! Located at Savory's bison ranch 30 miles outside Denver, guests will enjoy a bison tour followed by drinks and an open-fire field dinner prepared by Chef Daniel Asher. Hosted by Savory Institute, Slow Money, and special guest Will Harris of

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Cure Organic Farm Dinner

Dig into Farms
July 14, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get out of the city and into the heart of Boulder County's agricultural scene.

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FREE

Sunday, July 15th

Share the Table Luncheon

The Joys of Slow Food
July 15, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Enjoy a delicious outdoor luncheon hosted at Oxford Gardens in Niwot, Colorado. In the Alice Waters tradition, we will be eating together family style in the beautiful Colorado sunshine! Get to know your neighbor by sharing five courses designed to showcase some of Boulder County's best offerings. You'll enjoy refreshing pitchers of cultured Oliko Ginger

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FREE

Slow Grown in Colorado

The Joys of Slow Food
July 15, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An evening showcasing Colorado's seasonal bounty, slow cooking and preservation techniques.

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FREE