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Slow Food Brisbane and the Dante Alighieri Society of Brisbane

Invite members to a Traditional Ligurian Pranzo di Ferragosto

Wednesday 14th August, 2019 at 12.00 for 12.30pm                                                                                                         31 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe Q 4020.  07 3142 3150

Alex wants us to taste some of the specialities of his home region of Liguria, that narrow ribbon of spectacular country between the mountains and the sea.

For antipasto we will try three of the famous “snacks” of Genova

Frisceu Genovese– which is a deep-fried treat flavoured with herbs.                                                                        Focaccia alla Genovese– Famous throughout the world, but it is hard to find a traditional one.  Given Presidia protection by Slow Food.  Served with cheese in the style of the town of Recco.                                                                                                                          Farinata Genovese – The iconic street food of Genova made from chickpea flour.

For the primo we will have handmade gnocchi with Pesto di Prà.  Prà is the place where they grow the special Prà basil which makes the genuine pesto alla Genovese.  They have been making it for over 200 years and la Lanterna imports it specially.

The desert will also be Ligurian.

As for the wines (glasses will be 80ml, the wines we serve are biological organic imported from Liguria and Sardinia)

With the antipasto we will be serving a glass of Pigato,  With the main we will be serving a glass of Rossese,  With the dessert a small glass of Moscato di Cagliari

Because la Lanterna is small we are limited to 45 guests and members will be given preference.

Cost: $ 65.00  Bookings are essential and pre -payment is necessary.                        Payment: Slow Food Brisbane: Bendigo Bank: Acct: 144743507 BSB: 633 000. Please put your name in the reference field

RSVP: 6th August to


Noelene (Co-Leader Slow Food Brisbane) and Ian McBride experience the traditions,
food and wine of Lucera Puglia – read more


Wild and Slow – a few places still available so let us know if you’d like to join the fun!

Sunday July 14th, 2019 from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm or whenever you decide to go home!

Farm visit, pick your own strawberries, amazing local Lychee wine, delicious produce to buy and take home if you wish AND an amazing entree and lunch prepared by Chef Tay and her able helpers.

Don’t miss out – RSVP as soon as you can by emailing or via the RSVP form provided!

Our upcoming events:

July 14th Slow and Wild at Mt Mee

August 14th a Slow Food and Italian event…

October 18thSchool Kitchen garden event – Pizzas at the School…

October Dale Chapman and Bush tucker event…

November/December Parliament House with chef Andrew McCrae…

May 13th – Dairying and Milk – an entertaining and informative evening.

Thanks to those who attended!


Gregie the farmer provided an abundance of information.  Check out the live feed of his presentation on his 4Real Milk Facebook page.

Congratulations too, to our new Snail of Approval awardees, Lyndall and Peter from Frolocking Goat.




Slow Food Brisbane was pleased to support Slow Food Youth Network Brisbane’s World Disco Soup Day!

They did a wonderful job highlighting food waste by cooking up a storm!

Is there a young person in your life who would like to connect with the Slow Food Youth Network Brisbane?  If so, please email us at and we will put you in touch with Kristen Ethell, leader of the group.

Our March event was simply eggsellent! Thanks to all who attended.

Lee Mary, Lachie and the team from QRoasters were awarded a Slow Food Brisbane Snail of Approval for bringing us great coffee that is ethically and sustainably sourced.

The gorgeous pastured eggs were supplied by Kristy and Stuart from The Produce Patch and we were delighted to hear Stuart speak about the farm, their happy chickens and what led the couple to their egg production adventure. Here is the Power Point presentation.

And, a big thank you  also to Georgina for sharing her entertaining backyard chook experience. Here is the powerpoint presentation.

Pastured Eggs, Backyard Chooks, Bagels and Sustainable Coffee – Brunch – Sunday March 24th – Stafford – 9.30 – 11.30 am

2019’s upcoming events – watch this space for further details as they emerge:

April 29th – April event – Milton

July 7th – Slow and Wild at Mt Mee – food, fun and education

August – date to be finalised – a Slow Food and Italian event

September 13th – School Kitchen Garden event

November – Parliament House visit with chef Andrew McCrae

Thanks to all who joined us at Slow Food Brisbane’s first event for 2019.

For the Love of Urban Farming.  Our dinner on Valentine’s Day was a great success.


Chef, Tay Olsen took us on a flavoursome journey through urban farms of Brisbane and south-east Queensland.  We enjoyed beetroot and mushroom ravioli featuring mushrooms from Little Acres farm at West End, wild boar with local greens from Jane Street community garden and a baclava featuring south-east Queensland’s own bunya nut.  All courses were expertly matched with a full-flavoured beer brewed on site at the Newstead Brewing Co.






It was a delight to sample the locally produced mushrooms from Little Acres farm and to hear  Mickey and Amy talk about what inspired them to create their urban mushroom farm.




Delicious greens from the Jane Street Community Garden further complemented our taste experience and it was magical to hear about James and Melissa’s passion for the work they’re doing in New Farm and as educators in urban edible gardening.



2019 Committee

Slow Food Brisbane’s new committee has had its inaugural meeting for 2019 and is excited about the program being formulated for the year.  Visit our About Us page for more information about the 2019 committee and keep an eye on our Events page and Facebook for event information as it unfolds.