Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Taste of Troutdale

Troutdale Farm Tour and Lunch

Sunday, September 25

11 AM— Depart from Wine Cellar & Bistro, 505 Cherry St.

12:30 PM—Tour of the trout farm at Gravois Mills

1:30 PM—Lunch (see menu below)

5 PM—Arrival at Wine Cellar & Bistro

Join us for a delightful day at Troutdale Farm in Gravois Mills. This is a great opportunity to see how sustainably raised trout get from the farm to your table. As many of you know, Troutdale Farm trout are featured on the menus of Missouri’s best restaurants, and are available at the Columbia Farmers Market and several retail stores.

On Sept. 25, we'll board a bus in Columbia, which will take us through the Ozark hills as fall is beginning to sprinkle them with color. When we arrive at the farm, owners Merritt and Dennis Van Landuyt will take us on a tour, where we’ll see first-hand how the trout are raised.

Afterward we’ll enjoy a trout-themed lunch at the farm, prepared by Chef Dennis Clay of Les Bourgeois Vineyards’ Blufftop Bistro.

$75 includes transportation, tour, lunch, wine and beer.

Only 30 tickets will be sold; Slow Food members receive the first chance to purchase them through Sept 9. After that we will open sales to the public. Sales will be made only through the Brown Paper Tickets site:

Each ticket sold will help support Slow Food Katy Trail educational activities in the community. Thank you for helping us raise awareness about the importance of good, clean and fair food.

Troutdale Farm Lunch

Prepared and served by Chef Dennis Clay of Les Bourgeois Vineyards’ Blufftop Bistro.

September 25, 2011


Smoked-trout canapé with chive-lemon butter

Trout cakes with apple-fennel slaw and orange-and-roasted-garlic aioli

Pan-fried trout fillets on warm bacon-potato salad

with fresh-tomato relish, green beans and sauteed squash ribbons

Missouri pecan pie with Chantilly cream and chocolate sauce

All dishes will be paired with Les Bourgeois Vineyards wines.

Local beer also will be available.

Monday, September 5, 2011

The $5-Meal Challenge

Proof that fresh, local food can be delicious and affordable!

Sunday, Sept. 18

6 to 8 p.m.

Café Berlin, 220 N. Tenth St., Columbia

$5 donation suggested

Slow Food Katy Trail is collaborating with Centro Latino to serve up freshly prepared and delicious local food for the same price as a burger and fries at a fast-food franchise. Come taste a simple, fresh and affordable meal that will leave you deliciously satisfied and make you eager to duplicate it in your own kitchen. Proceeds will support the Centro Latino's Comedor Popular (People's Diner) kitchen.

To reserve your spot, visit and follow the links to the $5 Challenge on Sept. 18 at Café Berlin.


Hot pasta tossed with a variety of locally grown tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and olive oil

Mixed salad of local greens, apples and toasted pecans

Fresh locally baked bread

Seasonal fruit dessert