January 02, 2014

Slow Food Miami and Chef David Bracha

Miami, FL (December 17, 2013)—Slow Food Miami, the local, 100% volunteer non-profit dedicated to planting a fresher future for our children, will kick-off the new year with a “Snail Social” event on Tuesday, January 7th from 6-8 p.m. at Oak Tavern restaurant in the Design District in Miami. All are welcome to join Snail of Approval winner, Chef David Bracha, along with other celebrated chefs, farm-to-table supporters and Slow Food Miami board members for a casual, social outing in support of local food culture and Slow Food Miami. As in previous Snail Socials, guests will enjoy special Happy

Hour prices on signature bites and cocktails to celebrate the season’s harvest. The convivial atmosphere of Oak Tavern’s open plan bar & lounge is the perfect setting for the festive event series to usher in the New Year, allowing guests to freely mingle and enjoy the farm fresh delights of Bracha’s modern American menu and cocktails.

During the evening, guests can also enjoy the outdoor patio bearing the restaurant’s eponymous giant oak tree or stay for dinner in its 5,500 square foot rustically modern dining room. This event is free and open to the public. Oak Tavern is located at 35 NE 40th Street in Miami’s Design District; telephone: 786-391-1818; Valet and street parking available.Follow on Twitter: @oaktavernmiami and Facebook: oaktavernmiami.

Other participating chefs and restaurants will be announced throughout the season via Slow Food Miami’s mailing list and social media tagged with #snailsocial. Follow Slow Food Miami on Twitter @slowfoodmiami, and Facebook to stay current.

About Snail of Approval

The Slow Food Miami Snail of Approval Award is not unlike the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval in that it helps guide South Floridians and visitors to food that is good, clean and fair by identifying and honoring those producers, purveyors and artisans who contribute to the Quality, Authenticity and Sustainability of the food we eat and the beverages we drink in Miami. Nominations are based on known restaurants and chefs who actively source local produce and ingredients within our farming community.

Nominations are then reviewed by the Slow Food Miami Snail of Approval Committee, who also conduct on-site visits and follow up calls to farmers. In 2010, Michael Schwartz, of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, was the first celebrated Miami chef who was given the Snail of Approval and now serves as our ambassador of the program which honors 28 chefs, restaurants, bars and artisans throughout Miami.

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