Welcome Books Presents

Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town

by Douglas Gayeton

Supported by Zagat, we invite you to join us for "A Slow Taste of Tuscany," a prix fixe celebration of slow food hosted in restaurants across North America on November 18, 2009.

Here you will find the list of participating restaurants organized alphabetically by state. You will also find the names of their chefs, their addresses, the time of their dinners and the link where diners can go to make their reservations. If there is a local slow food organization or edible magazine sponsoring the event, it is also listed. On this site, you can see the commemorative limited edition signed bookplate which will only be available, through the listed participating restaurants on the night of November 18 to the diners purchasing a copy of SLOW: LIFE IN A TUSCAN TOWN. Here, you can download videos and press material, photographs from the book, as well as the cover photo and author photo.

Douglas Gayeton and his editor, Katrina Fried, will join the celebration at Chez Panisse Café in Berkeley. Lena Tabori, Publisher of SLOW, will join the celebration at Nick and Toni's in East Hampton. There will be a DVD made available to every participating restaurant with Douglas welcoming diners and explaining what he did and how.

The purpose of this evening is to celebrate the eating of delicious local food, the farmers who grow this food, the chefs who serve this food, and the organizations who help make it available. The reason this "special dinner" celebrates SLOW: LIFE IN A TUSCAN TOWN is because this book is brilliant—brilliantly written, photographed, designed and produced. Although the story is about a town in Italy, it is being published as America considers how delicious it is when the vegetables are just out of the garden, fruit is right off the branch, and fish are straight from the sea. It is also the story of a man who changed the focus of his life as the result of his experience. Still a documentarian, a photographer, and a technology guru, he is also a father, a husband, and a man with a growing devotion to sustainability.

Welcome Books is grateful to have this event supported by ZAGAT.

Toronto, Canada

Restaurant: grano
Chef: Chef Lucia Ruggiero-Martella
Time: 7:00 PM
Address: 2035 Yonge St Toronto m4s 2a2
Telephone: (416) 440-1986
Website: www.grano.ca
For reservations, please contact: (416) 440-1986 or rdm@grano.ca
Event Details: To Be Determined


Restaurant: Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar
Chef: Executive Chef: David Smith, Chef d'cuisine: Steve Kosonovich, Sommelier: Anthony Alvarez
Presented by: Slow Food Northern Arizona
Time: All night
Address: 413 N San Francisco St Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4613
Telephone: (928) 213-1021
Website: www.brixflagstaff.com
For Reservations: please visit the website: www.brixflagstaff.com
Event Details: To Be Determined


Restaurant: Bardessono
Chef: Sean O'Toole
Time: 6:30 PM
Address: 6526 Yount St Yountville, CA 94599-1270
Telephone: (707) 204-6002
Website: www.bardessono.com
For Reservations: please visit open table or call the restaurant
Event Details: CLICK HERE

Restaurant: Bovolo
Chef: Josh Veno, Salumist: John Stewart
Presented by: Slow Food Russian River
Time: 6:30 PM
Address: 106 Mathson St. Healdsburg, CA 95448
Telephone: (707) 431-2962
Website: bovolorestaurant.com
For Reservations: please call (707) 431-2962
Event Details: CLICK HERE

Restaurant: Chez Panisse Café
Chef: Cal Peternell
Time: All evening
Address: 1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
Telephone: (510) 548-5049
Website: chezpanisse.com
For Reservations: please call (510) 548-5049
Event Details: CLICK HERE

Restaurant: Grace
Chef: Neal Fraser
Time: 7:00 PM
Address: 7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Telephone: (323) 934-4400
Website: gracerestaurant.com
For Reservations: please contact: Theresa or Jossi (323) 934-4400
Event Details: CLICK HERE

Restaurant: Josie Restaurant
Presented by: edible Los Angeles
Time: menu offered throughout the evening
Address: 2424 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405
Telephone: (310) 581-9888
Website: josierestaurant.com
Event Details: CLICK HERE

Restaurant: Onotria
Chef: Master Chef Massimo Navarretta
Time: 6:00 PM
Address: 2831 Bristol, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Telephone: (714) 641-5952
Website: : www.onotria.com
For Reservations: please contact onotria@onotria.com or call (714) 641-5952
Event Details: CLICK HERE


Restaurant: Basta Trattoria
Chef: Frank and Claire Criscuolo, Daniel Serge, Eduardo Pena
Time: 7:00 PM
Presented by: Edible Nutmeg
Address: 1006 Chapel Street New Haven, CT. 06510
Telephone: (203) 772-1715
Website: www.bastatrattoria.com
For Reservations: please contact (203) 772-1715
Event Details: CLICK HERE


Restaurant: 29 South
Chef: Scott Schwartz
Presented by: Slow Food First Coast
Time: Two seatings: 6:00 and 8:00 PM
Address: 29 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone Number: (904) 277-7919
Website: www.29southrestaurant.com
To make a reservation: call the restaurant.
Event Details: To Be Determined

Restaurant: Bistro de Leon
Presented by: Slow Food First Coast
Address: 12 Cathedral Place, Saint Augustine, Florida, 32084
Phone Number: (904) 810-2100
Website: www.bistrodeleon.com/
Event Details: CLICK HERE


Restaurant: La Pietra Cucina
Chef: Bruce Logue
Presented by: Slow Food Atlanta
Time: 7:00 PM
Address: One Peachtree Pointe, 1545 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309
Telephone: (404) 888-8709
Website: http://www.lapietracucina.com
For reservations, please contact: La Pietra Cucina GM, (404) 888-8709
Event Details: CLICK HERE

Restaurant: Valenza
Chef: Matthew Swickerath
Presented by: Slow Food Atlanta
Time: 7:00 PM
Address: 1441 Dresden Drive, Ste. 100, Atlanta, GA 30319
Telephone: (404) 969-3233
Website: www.valenzarestaurant.com
For reservations, please contact: Valenza by calling (404) 969-3233
Event Details: CLICK HERE


Restaurant: town
Chefs: Ed Kenney and Dave Caldiero
Presented by: Slow Food O'ahu
Time: 6:30 PM
Address: 3435 Waialae Avenue #103, Honolulu, HI 96816
Telephone: (808) 735-5900
Website: www.townkaimuki.com
For reservations, please contact: 808-735-5900
Event Details: CLICK HERE


Restaurant: Del Porto
Chef: Torre & David Salazzo
Time: All night
Address: 501 East Boston St. Covington LA 70433
Telephone: (985) 875-1006
Website: delportoristorante.com
For reservations, please contact: Call restaurant and request Linda Roy
Event Details: To Be Determined


Restaurant: Aldo's Ristorante Italiano
Chef: Chef/Owner Aldo Vitale
Time: 7:00 PM
Address: 306 South High Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Telephone: (410) 727-0700
Website: www.aldositaly.com
For reservations, please contact: Ms. Margaret Occhiogrosso, Private Dining Manager, (410) 662.2284
Event Details: CLICK HERE


Restaurant: Cinque Terre
Chef: Lee Skawinski
Address: 36 Wharf Street, Portland, Maine 04101
Telephone: (207) 347-6154
Website: www.cinqueterremaine.com
For Reservations: Please call (207) 347-6154
Event Details: CLICK HERE


Restaurant: Il Tesoro
Chef: Chef AJ Black
Presented by: Slow Food Martha's Vineyard
Time: 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Address: IL Tesoro at the Terrace, 27 South Summer Street, Edgartown MA 02539
Telephone: (508) 939-3840
Website: : www.iltesoro.net
For reservations, please contact: (508) 939-3840
Event Details: CLICK HERE

Restaurant: Tomasso Trattoria & Enoteca
Chef: Jeff Pond
Presented by: Edible Boston & Slow Food Boston
Time: 6:30 PM
Address: The Crossing, 154 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, Massachusetts
Telephone: (508) 481-8484
Website: www.tomassotrattoria.com
For Reservations: (508) 481-8484
Event Details:


Restaurant: Onesto Pizza & Trattoria
Presented by: Slow Food St. Louis
Time: 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Chef: Vito Racanelli, Jr.
Address: 5401 Finkman St St Louis, MO
Telephone: (314) 802-8883
Website: onestopizza.com
For Reservations: contact Michele Racanelli at (314) 802-8883, ext. 399
Event Details:


Restaurant: Capone's Italian Ristorante
Chef: Chef Danie
Time: 8:00 PM
Address: 2113 Government St, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Telephone: (228) 818-8941
Website: caponesoceansprings.com
For Reservations: call Chef Danie at (228) 818-8941
Event Details:

New York

Restaurant: The Good Fork
Chefs: Sohui Kim
Time of the Event: 5:30 - 10:30 PM
Address: 391 Van Brunt Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 643-6636
Website: goodfork.com
For Reservation: please contact (718) 643-6636
Event Details: To Be Determined

Restaurant: Nick & Toni's
Address: 136 N Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937
Telephone: (631) 324-3550
Website: www.nickandtonis.com
Event Details: CLICK HERE


Restaurant: Basi Italia
Chefs: John Dornback and Ryan Mihely
Presented by: Slow Food Columbus
Time: 5:00-9:00 PM
Address: 811 Highland St. Columbus, OH
Telephone: (614) 294-7383
Website: http://www.basi-italia.com
For Reservations: (614) 294-7383
Event Details: CLICK HERE


Restaurant: Nostrana
Chef: Cathy Whims
Time: 5:00 - 10:00pm
Address: 1401 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
Telephone: (530) 234-2427
Website: www.nostrana.com
For Reservations: please contact: (503) 234-2427
Event Details: CLICK HERE


Restaurant: Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar
Chef: Roberta Adamo
Master Sommelier: Marco Avigo
Time: 7:00 PM
Address: 3611 Walnut street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: (215) 823-6222
Website: www.pennerestaurant.com
For Reservations: please contact Marco Avigo at (215) 823-6236
Event Details: CLICK HERE

South Carolina

Restaurant: Passion 8 Bistro
Chef:Executive Chef Luca Annunziata
Presented by: Slow Food Charlotte
Time: 7:00 PM
Address: 3415 Hwy. 51N, Fort Mill, SC 29715
Telephone: (803) 802-7455
Website: www.passion8bistro.com
Event Details: CLICK HERE


Restaurant: Primizie Osteria
Presented by: Edible Austin & Slow Food Austin
Beneficiary: Urban Roots
Time: 7:00 PM
Address: 1000 E 11th St. Austin, TX 78702
Telephone: (512) 236-0088
Website: primizieaustin.com
Event Details: CLICK HERE


Restaurant: Cafe Juanita
Chef: Holly Smith
Time: 5:00 - 9:30pm
Address: 9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA
Telephone: (425) 823-1505
Website: cafejuanita.com
For Reservations: please contact Sarah, (425) 823-1505
Event Details: CLICK HERE

Washington, D.C.

Restaurant: Dino
Presented by: Slow Food DC
Time: 6:30 PM
Address:3435 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
Telephone: (202) 686-2966
Website: dino-dc.com
Event Details: CLICK HERE--SOLD OUT!


Restaurant: Osteria Papavero
Chef: Francesco Mangano
Presented by: Slow Food Madison
Time: 6:00 PM
Address: 128 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703
Telephone: (608) 255-8376
Website: www.osteriapapavero.com
For Reservations: please contact reservations@slowfoodwisconsin.org
Event Details: CLICK HERE