The fifth annual “FOOD FROM THE HEART” at the FERRY BUILDING MARKETPLACE
kicks off on Friday, February 8th, with a benefit for Slow Food from
5:00-8:00 p.m. The public is invited to stroll through the candlelit
Grand Nave where the merchants and restaurateurs of the Marketplace
will offer seasonal hors d’oeuvres ($2 - $4 per taste) and Slow Food
volunteers will pour wine from several wine bars ($6 per glass). There
will also be music by Golden Gate Hot Club and Classical Revolution,
tango dancing, and a chocolate tasting led by Karletta Moniz of this website, The Art of Tasting Chocolate and CULINARY MUSE . Scharffen Berger has kindly donated chocolate. Proceeds from wine bar and hors d’oeuvres
purchases benefit Slow Food San Francisco. The entire Marketplace will
be open until 8:00 p.m. for Valentine shopping. Inspired by the season
of love, the Epicurean revelry and delights carry on through Saturday,
as the Marketplace and the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market will be brimming
with heartfelt foods and local chefs will offer cooking demonstrations
on how to prepare seasonal, romantic meals.
Slow Food San Francisco seeks to promote the pleasures of farm to table gastronomic culture through taste education and community involvement. In addition to their efforts to protect the pleasures of the table, Slow Food raises funds to support a variety of organizations with similar goals. The proceeds of the FOOD FROM THE HEART event will be directed towards the Sanchez School Garden Program and will sponsor a Ferry Plaza Farmers Market food artisan, producer or farmer to Terra Madre, a world forum for those who are also engaged in the ideals of sustainable, local and human food production.