Here's another slow foods movement event in Denver, one that celebrates locally grown foods and beverages and the people who produce them.
According to a press release ,"The Denver Independent Network of Restaurants (DINR), comprised of the area’s top independent restaurants, has created Harvest Week, September 6 through 12, a weeklong celebration of
"Each participating restaurant will create a menu for Harvest Week that features food and/or beverages grown or produced in
You can read the release here.
As Lori Midson writes in a special to the Rocky Mountain News, the event pays, "--homage to local farmers, ranchers, suppliers, winemakers, breweries and distilleries during Harvest Week. This weeklong tribute is all about supporting independent restaurants while embracing the bumper crop of food and beverages grown or produced in
"Forty local restaurants turn out seasonal menus focused on local produce and fruit, buffalo, lamb, beef and fish, farmstead cheeses, wines, microbrews, whiskeys and vodkas."
Read the article here.
DINR goes on to say,“Eating locally not only helps keep the cost of food down because it doesn’t have far to travel, but also encourages the production of superior ingredients while benefiting the environment,” said Elizabeth Williams, Harvest Week Committee Chair and Events Manager at Highland’s Garden Café. “Harvest Week will surely be the start of more ongoing relationships between restaurants and local producers.”