Saturday, September 8, 2012

2:00pm – 3:30pm


With Rancher Mac Magruder, Journalist Michael Pollan, Project Coordinator for the Mendocino County EDFC Kathryn Quanbeck, and Oliveto Chef Jonah Rhodehamel

Joined by three of today’s most knowledgeable authorities on the topic of sustainable meat, we will discuss the hurdles faced by ranchers, butchers, chefs, and consumers in establishing a local, small-producer, beef economy with conscientious animal-welfare protocols here in Northern California.

We will outline what is wrong with the current industrial model and describe current alternatives already in place as well as long-term goals. Additionally, we will discuss what is still needed by way of infrastructure, education, and end-user expectation and demand.

This large topic has many facets, from pollution to slaughterhouse initiatives to educating home chefs on less popular cuts of meat. We will try to tackle much of it, so get ready for a highly informative conversation about this important topic.

Two Nights of Special Dinners Celebrating
Local Grass-Fed Beef and Traditional Italian Butchery

Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8, 2012

In conjunction with our It’s Complicated discussion, Chef Jonah will prepare dishes that celebrate Oliveto’s close relationship with local cattle ranchers and also exemplify whole-animal cooking and Italian butchery. Using traditional techniques such as aging and curing, as well exploring lesser known classic cuts, the menu will offer a special selection of the very best grass-fed beef prepared in ways not often experienced outside of Italy. Please join us for this very special occasion.

Call 510-547-5356 or reserve online