For the 2011 restaurant recognition program, we are including Seattle and the surrounding region.
Our mission: Slow Food USA seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system. We reconnect Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. We seek to inspire a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces so that they ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.
TASTE: creates exemplary experiences at the table
SEASONAL: uses fresh products of the season
COMMUNAL: shares time, talent and resources in the community
HUMANE: uses product that has been raised and/or harvested responsibly
ARTISAN: presents fine food created by their own or the hands of others
SUSTAINABLE: uses products & processes with minimal long-term effect on the environment
LOCAL: pursues food sources of the Northwest
AWARENESS: recognizes and educates their guests on the source of the products use
Nominated restaurants will show a commitment to the Slow Food Seattle philosophy as well as the three principles of GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR as defined above.