Slow Food Tennessee Valley is happy to announce that the Twelfth Annual Pesto Festo will be held on Sunday, September 15th from 4pm-8pm at RT Lodge in Maryville.
Chef Trevor Stockton will prepare a rustic Southern meal featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Look for dishes featuring Anson Mills farro, okra, field peas, roasted chicken and pork, and seasonal fruit.
The event is BYOB, so feel free to bring a bottle of your favorite wine or a growler of your favorite beer. Hexagon Brewing will be on hand to provide beer tastings, as always, and Old City Java is once again providing after dinner coffee.
As always, guests are encouraged to bring a jar of their best pesto for our pesto contest. Prizes will be awarded for the “best traditional” and “most creative” pestos (judged categories) and “people’s choice” (audience vote). All guests are eligible to vote for the people’s choice, whether they enter a pesto in the contest or not, so come prepared to taste some pesto and cast a vote for your favorite!
Don’t forget to stop by our silent auction; we’ll have a fine selection of items from some generous local businesses and organizations. Proceeds from the auction will fund our 2020 community enrichment grants.
And remember, Slow Food Tennessee Valley strives for zero waste events, so please bring your own place settings, including plate(s), silverware, wine/beer & water glasses, and napkin.
This year’s Pesto Festo is shaping up to be a great one; we hope to see you there!