Slow Food Darwin & Top End

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Crab and Rosé
Sunday 20th June
6pm - on the beach at East Point

Yes, it was that time of year again!

What could be more sublime than sitting at a fabulous table setting, wriggling your toes in the sand and savouring the delights of our delicious Northern Territory Mud Crab.

$140 Slow Food members
$170 non members
Inclusive of wines

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Stephanie Alexander School Garden Project
Alawa School Kitchen Garden
Thursday 10 June - 10am

This is the first Kitchen Garden to be established in the NT as part of the national Kitchen Garden scheme in primary schools. Another kitchen garden is under way in Driver.

Slow Food Darwin and Top End has supported this project with a $2000 donation last year for the school to buy a fridge and freezer for the kitchen.

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

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Slow Food @ YOTS
Tuesday 30 March
7pm for 7.30pm
YOTS Cullen Bay

Chef and owner Evan was enthusiastic about hosting his second Slow Food dinner and it was certainly another memorable event. An evening in celebration of Greek cuisine and food traditions and how local Top End produce is incorporated into recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation.

$100 Slow Food members, $120 non members
All inclusive of pre dinner drinks, wines and food


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Crab and Rose
Sunday 19th July
6.00 pm onwards

East Point Reserve

Dining on the sand at East Point at sunset to feast on local mud crab prepared by chef Jimmy Shu.

$140 pp members
$170 pp non-members

Crab and Rose

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Slow Boat to Sandbar
Sunday 31st May 2009 
11:00am meet for 11:30 departure- 2:30pm return
Stokes Hill Wharf- Pontoon Landing

Take advantage of one of Darwin Harbour's most exclusive, limited time only, lunch venues.  You will experience great food, the azure water, the fresh salt air, the sand between your toes and good company.

We will meet at Stokes Hill Wharf and enjoy a short blast around the harbour aboard "The Snubfin". Then we let the tide decide which one of the sandbars or private beaches we land on for a gourmet feast of local fish and salads all in the cool shade of umbrellas. Cold drinks will be provided.

You only need to bring your camera, hat, flat shoes and sunscreen for this very special trip. Toilet on board.

$85 Members
$95 Non Members

for more info on "The Snubfin" visit

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Slow @ Il Piatto
Friday 15th May 2009
7.00 pm onwards

Skycity Casino
SlowFood Darwin & Top End, together with Il Piatto at SkyCity Casino, are proud to announce that they are combining to present a gastronomic Slow Food experience that will combine our local Top End produce with the ancient flavours and traditions of Sicily.

For head chef Paolo Milanesi, food, particularly traditional Italian food, is his life and his passion. He will present an Italian degustation experience  based upon the Sicilian food dating back 1,500 years where it has been kept alive by generations of his family.

The special menu includes 5 courses, plus the intermezzo (sorbet) and has been designed by Paolo to offer SlowFood guests a memorable Slow Italian experience in the Top End. Each course will be accompanied by wine designed to tantalise the palate and enhance the taste experience.

See the menu

See the Il Piatto dinner Web Album photos

$120 members
$140 non members

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Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Program at Alawa Primary School

Wednesday 27 May
5pm - 7pm
at The Farm and Assembly Area
Alawa Primary School

Special Guest: Stephanie Alexander

Internationally renowned chef and author, Stephanie Alexander, wants children to learn how to grow and eat great food every day of their lives.

Alawa Primary School has embarked upon a unique collaboration with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, which will support the establishment of the Kitchen Garden Program at Alawa School. Come along and learn all about it!

More information
Kitchen Garden Foundation website
Alawa School website

See the Web Album photos

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Australia’s Open Garden Scheme
28 & 29 MARCH

Horticulture Aquaculture Group
of Charles Darwin University

$8 admission (free under 18) for all day attendance

2 days packed with information about growing fruit and veggies in our Top End climate. Demonstrations, guest speakers, pest control - this is a MUST DO weekend!

See the full program of events

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Slow Cooking the Books

Friday, February 13
Lyons Community Centre, Damibilla Drive, Lyons

Slow Food Darwin and Top End kick off the year with a chance for culinary show and tell.

Living in the Top End we have access to wonderful local produce.  It is time to celebrate those local ingredients and the cookbooks we love.  

Many of us have adapted recipes so they highlight fabulous local produce, it is time to share those recipes with fellow foodies!

Bring in your favourite cook book and a plate to share.

This will be a wonderful and informal opportunity to share great ways to use local ingredients and the cookbooks that inspire us.

$10 members
$15 non members