Friday, May 17, 2013

It’s a celebration! Join us for our first “Spring Convivium” fundraiser at Shango on May 29



Posted on May 17, 2013 by Lauren Newkirk Maynard


Shango Bistro and Wine Bar, Buffalo

Springtime in Western New York is always an awakening of the senses. Slow Food Buffalo Niagara invites friends new and old to share in the tastes of the season at its “Spring Convivium: A Western New York celebration of local and seasonal foods” on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Shango Bistro and Wine Bar, 3260 Main St., Buffalo.

The dinner, the group’s first fundraiser, will feature a locally and seasonally sourced, five-course menu developed by Shango owner and chef, Jim Guarino. The meal will be $65 per person, including tax and tip, and $5 will go to help support the work of Slow Food Buffalo Niagara, the Western New York chapter of the national Slow Food network that advocates for sustainability and biodiversity through educational events and community outreach.

First course:  Salad – Poached duck egg, local greens, pork belly, pickled ramps

Second course:  Appetizer – Grilled Painted Meadow quail with andouille, green onion stuffing, spring pea mashed potatoes, local fruit mustardo

Third course: Entree – Roasted rack of lamb with minted lentils, Oles Farm asparagus, lamb jus

Fourth course: Cheese selection with Blackman Farms preserves

Fifth course: Dessert – Rhubarb crisp with ginger basil ice cream

Cash bar with local beer and wine opens at 6:30 p.m., and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For reservations, please call Shango at (716) 837-2326. When you make a reservation, you will be asked for a credit card number that will be used to purchase your ticket(s) for the dinner.  If you are unable to attend the dinner, Shango will issue you a $60 gift certificate for each ticket you purchased that wasn’t used. The $5 from each ticket that supports Slow Food Buffalo Niagara will not be included in gift certificates issued to those who are unable to attend.

Slow Food Buffalo Niagara is the Western New York chapter of Slow Food USA and shares its belief that everyone has the right to good, clean and fair food. Slow Food advocates for food and agricultural policies that are good for the public, good for our planet and good for farmers and workers. Each local chapter also seeks to create joyful and “convivial” gatherings of its members and the public, helping to remind us to slow down and enjoy all that life has to offer.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Save the Date: Spring Dinner on May 29

Slow Food Buffalo Niagara will hold a spring dinner open to all members and friends on Wednesday, May 29, in Shango Bistro & Wine Bar, 3260 Main Street, Buffalo.

Chef/owner Jim Guarino is planning a special five-course dinner featuring items from local farms and other sources. Details about the menu, price and reservations will be posted later soon.

In the meantime, put this evening of good food and good company on your calendar and start spreading the word among your friends.