April 24,  2 – 5 pm: Slow Food Tucson Garden to Table Dinner ~ Gallery of Food & Bodega. $55pp

The first Slow Food event of the year! Enjoy a fabulous dinner prepared by Gallery of Food Chef/owner Kristine Jensen and learn about “Tucson Food Drop” a unique way to support local growers and chefs while enjoying the bounty of Southern Arizona. The first 20 guests to sign up for this event will receive an invitation to a private tasting of the wines of Italy – “Say Vino”.  All guests will also receive $5 off initial Farm Drop orders.


Tucson Appetizer Board

Father Kino’s Meyer Lemon Hummus Nopalito Salsa Traditional Escabeche & Marinated Jalapeños

Queen Creek Olive Oil Infused Goat Cheese House-made Crackers Family-Style Dinner Merchant’s

Family Style Dinner

Garden Green & Sorrel Salad Curly Carrots, Mesquite Honey Pistachios, Tepary Beans & Feta Apple Cider Vinaigrette Pan Cristal made with Hayden Mills Heritage Flours

Heartquist Farm Lamb Empanadas Ramona Farms Red Supai Polenta with Desert Pearl Mushrooms, Darkloom Tomatoes & I’itoi Onions

Farmers’ Market Grilled Vegetables with Spring Garlic

Dessert: Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Dreamflower Herbs & Preserved Meyer Lemon

Dos Manos Honey and Citrus Glaze Mesquite Smoked Almond Stuffed Date

Beverage: BYOB or Cheri’s Desert Harvest Prickly Pear and Limeade, Mineral Water

May 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m, Flying Aprons Cooking Class: “Pasta Abbondanza!” Italian Heritage Pastas & Sauces Workshop: Farfalle & Fettuccine with Marina & Pesto with Executive Chef Barry Infuso.  $75 per person

When it comes to pasta, ditch the box and make it fresh – nothing beats the authentic taste! Top it with a sauce recipe handed down through generations, add some fresh Parmesan and the result is molto bene! You will learn a variety of ways to make dough, use a pasta machine to roll it, hand form the bow tie farfalle and hand-cut the fettuccine.

May 15, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.:  Luncheon Class at Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano at Casino del Sol. $40 per person (includes tax and tip).  All attendees will receive a 25% discount card for a future visit to any of the restaurants at the Casino.

Enjoy a fabulous lunch while Casino Del Sol’s Executive Chef Ryan Clark and his culinary team discuss the unique local flavors that characterize the cuisine at Bellisimo Ristorante Italiano. Learn how they work with purveyors throughout Southern AZ to source the finest local grains and flours, fresh produce and more that they use throughout the restaurants at the Casino.


Focaccia Bread, Modena balsamic, Arizona estate olive oil, spice blend

Farmer’s Market Salad, hand-selected produce from the Tucson Farmers Market

Cacio e Chiltepin, house-made spaghetti, butter, Parmigiano Reggiano, black pepper, chiltepin

Bellissimo Tiramisu, chocolate sponge cake & Marsala cream

House Selected Red or White Wine or N/A Beverage


For more information, visit www.slowfoodsouthernarizona.org .