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Slow Food movement comes to Aurora’s Chef Amaury at 33 West

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 4:53 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 4:55 p.m. CDT
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Often referred to as “farm to table,” Slow Food utilizes fresh ingredients from the source as opposed to genetically-modified ingredients, pesticides and foods with preservatives.

Often referred to as “farm to table,” the slow food movement is making its way to Chef Amaury at 33 West on Oct. 10.

The restaurant, located at 33 W. New York St. in Aurora, will pay tribute to a time when dinner was called supper, and supper was served without labels or preservatives.

“It’s a movement that takes us back in time,” Chef Amaury Rosado, who owns Chef Amaury, said in a press release.

Farmers markets have become more popular, and the idea of replacing fast-food meals with slower home-cooked meals is gaining momentum nationwide. The movement gives diners an alternative to genetically-modified ingredients, pesticides and foods with preservatives.

In a press release, Rosado said the food is not processed, and is “... simple, clean and wholesome,” also adding that the dinner will be “a time where people can really taste the food and appreciate what God provided to us on earth.”

Chef Amaury at 33 West will offer  a five-course dinner, including chicken pate, butternut squash gnocchi, stuffed chicken breast, suckling pig three ways and caramel apple sorbet.

The items on the menu will come from local farms including Panda Grove in Dixon and Heritage Prairie in Elburn, as well as a farm in Madison, Wis., and The Great American Cheese Collection in Chicago. There will also be two speakers at the dinner: Beth Cook from Panda Grove Farm and Giles Schierle from The Great American Cheese Collection.

To make a reservation for Wednesday’s Slow Food dinner, call 630-375-0426 or email Rosado at atamrosado1@msn.com.

For more information, visit www.chefamaury.com.

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