|August 29, 2008|
In addition to the Beer Pavilion, which was the main reason I was there, I was also interested to see the rest of the pavilions. Here is a sampling of the other tastes that were there at Slow Food Nation.
The entrance to the Slow Food Nation Taste Pavilions.
The organizers addressed the media at the preview Friday night.
Just outside the main hall, there was bread being baked and displays of amazing looking loaves.
Though none was more impressive than the Slow Food snail made entirely of bread.
Inside the hall, the large, expansive space was lined with taste pavilions.
With banners above each area so you can find your way around. Here the spirits and ice cream pavilions faced one another.
Three ice cream flights were available to try.
I chose the Alternative. Which, by the way was delicious with Tomme Arthur’s Witches’ Wit.
The colorful spirits pavilion.
Which included this cool still.
Sebbie Buehler, from Rogue, was there pouring their rum and gin.
The cheese pavilion.
Where there was seminars every half hour or so.
And a sample plate of five different cheese to try.
Outside the chocolate pavilion.
Where there were five kinds of chocolate available.
These are the three I tried.
Preferring tea over coffee, I sat in on one of the tea tastings, which was fabulous. There were apparently five different tastings going on simultaneously.
This is one of the Chinese teas I sampled.
Although I have a strong aversion, and especially pickles, and didn’t venture inside, nonetheless the pickling pavilion was beautifully done, with a drop ceiling made of canning jar lids.
The other pavilions I didn’t take photos of included Charcuterie, Coffee, Fish, Honey & Preserves, Native Foods, Olive Oils and Wine. All in all, an impressive display of great food.
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