Slow Food UK is a non-profit organisation based in Neals Yard, London, which aims to reconect people with their food and help them think differently about it and where it comes from, encouraging them to make nutritious and sustainable choices from local sources.
This includes the Slow Food 'Forgotten Foods' project which travels the country collecting small-scale quality produce threatened by industrial agriculture, environmental degradation and homogenization. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of these products so that they may be rediscovered and returned to the market, instead of becoming, forgotten.
For one night only, the quality and diversity of some of the most delicious Slow Food ‘Forgotten Foods’ will be celebrated through a delectable five-course menu at Roux at Parliament Square, in the heart of Westminster, on March 19 2013. The evening will begin at 7pm with a canapé and organic sparkling wine reception whilst the menu, prepared by Roux at Parliament Square's Head Chef Steve Groves, winner of MasterChef The Professionals in 2009, will include forgotten foods like Middle White Pork, Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb and Colchester Oysters, accompanied by organic wine matches with each course, coffee and petits fours. Tickets are available from Roux at Parliament Square website.