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Tonight: Slow Food benefit dinner at Arugula Ristorante

The Slow Food movement has been gaining momentum for years, and tonight, Arugula Ristorante, at 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, will host a benefit dinner for the local Slow Food chapter.

You can expect local products -- in fact, the Arugula staff has nicknamed the dinner, "Eating local in Colorado at the most difficult time of year -- including wine. Here's a taste of the menu:

A house-cured salami platter (made with Long Farm and Grant Farm pork, plus Colorado's Best beef, served with Grant Farm beets and house-pickled vegetables), paired with Stone Cottage Cellars' '08 Gewurztraminer.

Munson Farm dumpling squash ravioli in thyme brown butter with Hazel Dell mushrooms, paired with Stone Cottage Cellars' '08 chardonnay.

Grilled Canon City tilapia over Toohey Farm in-house canned heirloom tomato sauce, paired with Infinite Monkey Theorem's '08 riesling.

Colorado's Best beef roulette with roasted Grant Farm fingerling potatoes and sweet onions, paired with Infinite Monkey Theorem's '08 malbec.

Haystack goat cheese cake with in-house canned Ela Farm western-slope peach coulis, paired with Leopold Bros. Rocky Mountain Peach liqueur.

The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $55 for Slow Food members and $65 for non-members; for all the delicious details, call 303-443-5100 or visit

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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