By Siobhan Wallace
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Slow Food NYC’s annual fundraiser and auction, The (S)low Down, raised thousands of dollars for children’s food education Wednesday night.
The event, at the Invisible Dog Gallery in Cobble Hill, featured New York City restaurants like Telepan, Watty & Meg, Allswell, Franny’s, and Lunetta. Money raised went to Slow Food NYC’s Urban Harvest program, which teaches city children about healthy, locally-grown food and how it affects their health.
Williamsburg’s Fatty Cue celebrated the event with a whole roast pig, serving meat straight from the pig. To go along with the food, several of New York’s celebrated mixologists created original cocktails served throughout the evening.
During the evening, Slow Food NYC recognized Mary Cleaver of The Cleaver Company and The Green Table for her contributions to the sustainable agriculture and local food movements, especially in regards to New York City and the Hudson Valley.
Additionally, an auction was held to raise even more money for the program. One winner paid a thousand dollars to have a four-course meal at Telepan with Bill Telepan himself, while another won a visit upstate with five friends to procure their own goats.
Slow Food NYC is the New York City chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract the culture of fast food.
Siobhan Wallace is the co-founder of BlondieandBrownie.com.