This May, a four-day fest in San Francisco called Slow Food Nation will be a celebration of, and a conference focusing on, the cultural, political and environmental issues inherent in food and agriculture. In preparation for that event, the Kitchen, at 1035 Pearl Street in Boulder, is donating all proceeds from its Community Nights to the Slow Food project during the month of March. Community Night, which takes place every Monday at 7 p.m., is a five-course, family-style meal at which groups of friends, family, couples and singles sit down at one table. All for just $35.
Markel, who will be at the Kitchen tonight, says it's definitely a slow-food restaurant because of its dedication to quality and programs like Community Night that promote conviviality. "What's exciting about slow food is the fact that it's a movement, a philosophy," she says. "It's not just a food-and-wine club. It has political significance in the sense that we can protect what's important. That's something that has needed to happen for a long time here: awareness around food, how it affects our everyday personal lives and how it affects our neighbors and the globe. It's all in support of a sustainable approach to food and life."
Reservations, which are required, can be made at 303-544-5973 or www.thekitchencafe.com. To learn more about Slow Food Nation, visit www.slowfoodnation.org.
Mondays, 7 p.m. Starts: March 5. Continues through March 26