Our convivium , a chapter of Slow Food USA, is part of Slow Food International, a non-profit organization which was founded by Carlo Petrini in response to the 1986 opening of a McDonalds in Rome's Piazza Spagna. The mission of Slow Food is to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Today, there are 80,000 members world-wide.
Slow Food is dedicated to bio-diversity (preservation of food variety) and sustainability (meeting present needs without compromising those of future generations). Slow Food works to support the small farmer, local artisans and preserves cultural food traditions.
Las Vegas is a bountiful, richly diverse locale for a Slow Food convivium. Our members share a passion for food. Our periodic events reflect our work to support local producers, restaurants and suppliers. We are dedicated to ecologically sound food production. We are committed to awakening our children to the enjoyment and health benefits of quality foods. Finally, we celebrate the return of the table as a center of pleasure and the idea of living a slower, more harmonious life.
LAS VEGAS— Chef Rick Moonen and Slow Food Las Vegas Chapter are proud to announce that Chef Moonen will present a Super Green Cuisine dinner event featuring seafood selections from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s “Super Green List”. “Super Green” seafood has been identified to be not only good for nutritious food consumption but also less stressful on oceanic environments when gathered correctly. Guest speakers for the evening are leaders in the sustainable seafood movement including Sheila Bowman, Seafood Watch manager of the Monterey Bay Aquarium
LAS VEGAS— Slow Food Las Vegas embarked upon a first of its kind storytelling through barbeque event last Sept.12,2009.Slow Food Las Vegas Hosts Cinco de Mayo Food Event
LAS VEGAS— In Mexico they are called nopal cactus. Research conducted at the University of California and the University of Sonora in Mexico demonstrated that these cacti, when consumed as a fresh vegetable, show promise in reducing heart disease.Slow Food Features Artisan Producers at Molto Vegas Restaurant
LAS VEGAS— Slow Food-Las Vegas, the first Nevada convivium of Slow Food USA, and Molto Vegas Restaurants will be co-sponsoring an 8-course dinner with wine pairings on Tuesday, March 24th. Italian artisan producers along with local farmers will be featured in this Slow Food event.