Slow Food Miami hosts its first “Snail Social” of the summer on Wednesday, June 14 from 6-8PM at R House, right in the heart of Wynwood.
The team at R House is proud of fitting into the Slow Food ethos “accidentally,” without even trying. For Chef Rocco Carulli, it’s all about flavor, not appearance or modernity, “Our entire menu is based around the use of good, clean ingredients which we take our time to combine without adulterating the base ingredients or overly stylizing them. We do not follow here-today, gone-tomorrow cooking fads or trends, but instead focus on flavor.”
Attendees of the Snail Social can enjoy complimentary bites from Chef Rocco’s new summer menu, including a wide range of new dishes with a rustic Southern Italian and American farm-to-table flair. Selections will include:
● Ciabatta Crostini with Slow-Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes, House-Made Ricotta, Black Olive Tapenade
● Red Beet-Arugula Pesto Bites
● Mini Braised Short Rib and House-Made Ricotta Pizzas
● Grass-Fed Brisket and Short Rib Meatballs with Chef Rocco's Heirloom Marinara
● Porcini Mushroom-Rubbed Braised Lamb Shank with Israeli Couscous
Drink specials at R House will include happy hour cocktails made using their famous infused liquors, which have undergone a month-long in-house infusion process using tropical fruits, fresh herbs and spices. Guests can extend happy hour and take advantage of the exclusive Slow Food offer — 20% off dinner following the social!
This event is free and open to the public.
R House is located at 2727 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. Phone: (305) 576-0201.
There will be a Snail Social hosted by different Snail of Approval chefs and restaurants throughout Miami on the second Tuesday of every month. 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 Instagram and Facebook to stay current.
About R House
R house is a unique, casual, yet fine dining establishment and lounge with an integrated gallery right in the heart of the vibrant Wynwood Arts District in Miami. The R in "R House" stands for the R in Rocco Carulli, the executive chef as well as creator of the restaurant. His entire menu has been designed around the use of good, clean ingredients combined to produce delicious tasting experiences without adulterating the base ingredients or overly stylizing them. It is all about flavor!
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. Quality is fundamental – food must taste good and be good for us. Quality includes: the freshness and wholesomeness of ingredients. Authenticity means that the food is true to its source, from local growers and producers. Sustainability means that we must pay attention to the consequences of how we produce and distribute food. 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.
About Slow Food Miami
Slow Food Miami is the local chapter of Slow Food USA, a national non-profit dedicated to supporting good, clean and fair food for all. We support our local community from the ground up – from the Edible School & Community Gardens we plant to encourage the enjoyment of food that is local, seasonal and sustainably grown; to the local growers and artisan food makers we support for their use of sustainable methods. Through culinary, educational events and fundraising we support our Edible School & Community Garden Program, and aim to also raise awareness of good, clean and fair food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture & community.
Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations