June 19 - July 19

Taste of Slow Food Nations


Restaurants around the country are banding together to put a Slow Food dish or cocktail on their menu and the festival on your calendar. Each menu item will feature a product from Slow Food’s Ark of Taste, our catalogue of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. By identifying and championing these foods, we can keep them in our landscape and on our plates.

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What is Taste of Slow Food Nations about?

Taste of Slow Food Nations is designed to help diners understand the importance of protecting endangered foods. Without awareness, certain ingredients, like the Colorado Orange Apple, could disappear from orchard rows and menus. Participating restaurants partner up with local farms and producers to create a unique menu item that showcases an ingredient from the Ark of Taste catalogue to celebrate the importance of protecting these foods and help people understand the real costs of good, clean and fair food for all.

What are chefs saying about a Taste of Slow Food Nations?

“I realized how critically important protecting our food system was after I first attended Terra Madre several years ago. Colorado farmers and food producers have grown so much in the last 10 years, but there’s still a lot left to be done. I hope Slow Food Nations and these preview dinners will inspire locals as that first Terra Madre did for me. Customers need to keep demanding fresh, clean foods, and chefs must continue to put them on the menus and ask purveyors to stock those items.”

Alex Seidel

Chef and Owner, Mercantile Dining & Provision | Fruition Restaurant

“Partnering with Slow Food is a must for me, being part of a community of chefs, restaurateurs and likeminded people that celebrate what we all love and need to protect the most.”

Chris Starkus

Chef, Urban Farmer

  • Date: June 19 - July 19
  • Cost: Free
  • ARC Cardinal