Taste of Slow Food Nations

Come enjoy a Taste of Slow Food Nations! A group of top local restaurants are banding together to put Slow Food on their menu and the festival on your calendar. They are running special menu items at their restaurants from June 18-30 that highlight the Ark of Taste, Slow Food’s catalogue of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. By identifying and championing these foods, we can to keep them in production and on our plates.

Bring some friends and ask for the Taste of Slow Food Nations menu to get a preview of what’s to come at the festival! Remember to share your plate with #SlowFoodNations #TasteofSFN! Tune into the Facebook event page for updates on the dishes and cocktails that will be served at each location.

Participating Restaurants: 

Acreage Restaurant
Acorn Restaurant
Appaloosa Grill
Barolo Grill
beast + bottle
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
Bin 707 Foodbar
Bistro Vendome
Blue Agave Grill
Carmine’s on Penn
Cirque Kitchen + Spirits
Citizen Rail
Courier Market Bar Kitchen
Dio Mio
duo Restaurant
Euclid Hall
Fish N Beer
Fruition Restaurant
Hearth & Dram
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar – Glendale
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar – LoDo
LoHi Steakbar
Lola Coastal Mexican
LOW Country Kitchen
Mercantile dining & provision
Next Door American Eatery
Old Major
Park Burger
River and Woods
Rosenberg’s Bagels
Stoic & Genuine
Tacos Tequila Whiskey
TAG Restaurant
The Bindery
The Fort
The Way Back
Urban Farmer
626 On Rood

Taste of Slow Food Nations is designed to help diners understand the importance of protecting endangered foods. Without awareness, certain ingredients, such as the Colorado Orange Apple, could disappear from menus. Participating restaurants are partnering up with local farms and producers to create a unique menu item that showcases an ingredient from Slow Food’s Ark of Taste catalogue to celebrate the importance of protecting these foods and help people understand the real costs of good, clean and 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

Denver Chef, Urban Farmer

“We are thrilled to work with the Slow Food movement. Not only as a restaurant operator, but also as a father, I strongly believe in what this cause is all about. The importance of our food and where it comes from is very near and dear to us.”

Joe Pettenger

General Manager/Proprietor, LoHi Steakbar