The Main Man and I had to show up 2 hours early...at the hottest part of the day, to help set up. I thought I was helping to set up the tapas only, inside, where the air conditioning resides...but, it turned out, tables, chairs, linens, glasses and cutlery were also on my "to-do" list. Afterwards, my silk Richard Ruiz caftan, proved to be the worst choice in attire possible. Underneath the "tent", it had turned into a convection oven. Lotion and rivulets of sweat do not make for a glamorous moment!
From wikipedia..."Steven Shaw, a food writer and a founder of the food Web site eGullet, says the Slow Food movement succeeded because it "mixed hedonism with a leftist political agenda"
The HEDONISM part, I can get behind.
Another great Slow Food dinner under our belts. The next one will probably be in several months. If your interested in joining your local convivium (that's what they call a "chapter") go to