The Snail of Approval  Slow Winter events are happening in July and August – get your tickets now.
Cured: An Evening of Taste – a Snail of Approval Collab Event on July 15th – book now! (A Lady Butcher)
TÊTE-À-QUEUE NOSE TO TAIL DINNER (Duck) on July 24th – book now! (Scarecrow)
The Earth Harvest Dinner (Vegan) on August 28th – book now! (Scarecrow) SOLD OUT!

These events are a fantastic way to support our good, clean and fair  producers and food businesses – so read on.  In Slow News check out the inspiring Scarecrow Regenerative Farming Dinner held on June 26th and the Slow Fish video from the South with food legend Fleur Sullivan.

Cured: An Evening of Taste / Snail of Approval Collab Event.  $75 /person – all inclusive ticket.

Ever wondered what it takes to make prosciutto? Is it safe for the artisans to dry meat in caves? How much salt is used? Can it be called charcuterie if we make it in New Zealand? Join Hannah from A Lady Butcher to answer these questions and more. Off the back of A Lady Butcher receiving the internationally acclaimed Snail of Approval Award last year, she’s curated the perfect event for the gourmands in your life. Hosted at Churly’s, in the shadow of Behemoth Brewing’s brewery, this event is all about taste. A series of stations will be set-up around the room for guests to visit as they like. Each station will host some tasty morsels which have been curated to highlight Hannah’s bespoke charcuterie. read more

TÊTE-À-QUEUE NOSE TO TAIL DINNER (Duck). $90/person dinner + $135/person dinner and wine match.

The second event in Scarecrow’s Slow Winter Dinner Series in association with Slow Food Auckland is the Tête-à-Queue – Nose to Tail Dinner on Saturday 24 July, looking at ways we can reduce waste by cooking with the whole animal. Featuring duck from Quack-A-Duck, who focus on sustainable practices & ethical poultry welfare; boutique award-winning cheesemakers Over The Moon Dairy, and one of our favourite organic wineries Peregrine Wines from Central Otago (as seen recently on Country Calendar).read more

The Earth Harvest Dinner (Vegan). $70/person dinner + $129/person dinner and wine match SOLD OUT

The final event in Scarecrow’s Slow Winter Dinner Series in association with Slow Food Auckland is the Earth Harvest Slow Dinner on Saturday 28 August. An extension of our plant-based August Restaurant Month Menu, this 4 course menu is completely vegan, including the wine match. There will be the option to add slow roasted lamb for our meat lovers. We are honoured to welcome our special guest speaker MP Chlöe Swarbrick for the evening; as well as Sarah Smuts-Kennedy from For The Love of Bees to talk about regenerative organic biointensive poly cropping, and why urban farming is a biodiversity and climate change solution.read more

Slow News

Celebrating Matariki at the Scarecrow Regenerative Farming Slow Dinner with Durham FarmsGrinning Gecko Cheeses & wines from  Heron’s Flight & Passage Rock.

Regenerative Agriculture

Durham Farms beef, the Durham Farms Team, Chef Steve and David – Heron’s Flight

“​Our goal is to make our way of growing and supplying food the norm in New Zealand, creating a fair, profitable approach for all involved, providing education and a worthwhile career in food production, starting on the farm, whilst ensuring that our beautiful, natural environment thrives.”  Adrian – Co-founder Durham Farms

Slow Fish champion and food legend Fleur Sullivan shares her story and concerns for fish and fishers in Aotearoa in this thought provoking short video from the Slow Food International playlist. Why can’t local communities prosper from and eat their locally caught fish? Watch it!

Fleur Sullivan