It’s that time of year again when the weather cools down enough in South Florida to have a pleasurable picnic...an outdoors picnic where you don’t have to bring a change of clothes after you’ve sweated through your first outfit. It’s also the time of year when Slow Food Miami hosts its annual Thighs & Pies Pie Contest & Picnic at The Barnacle Historic State Park. On Saturday, November 3rd, the historic house in Coconut Grove - which is interesting enough to warrant a visit any other time of the year - will be celebrating that All-American dessert, the pie, with a competition featuring up to thirty different pies submitted by South Florida locals. Along with the competition, there will be a delicious picnic featuring natural, antibiotic-free fried chicken from FreeBird, as well as tasty sides and sweet treats donated by Whole Foods Market in Coral Gables. This family friendly event will also include live music by Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band to get things into a festive spirit.
Each contestant is required to submit two pies in one of the following categories: sweet, savory, and youth (for ages 17 and under). One pie will be tasted by a panel of celebrity culinary personalities that will include Michael’s Genuine pastry chef, Hedy Goldsmith, Ariana Kumpis of Les Dames d’Escoffier Miami, Victoria Pesce Elliott from the Miami Herald Food & Wine Section, and the Founder of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Lee Brian Schrager. The other pies will be available for a fundraising pie sale that will benefit Slow Food Miami’s Edible School & Community Garden Program. The winners will be announced at 1:00 PM, and prizes will be provided by Breville.
Slow Food Miami’s Thighs & Pies Pie Contest & Picnic
Saturday, October 11th, 2012
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL
$25 for Adults, $15 for children (5-15 years of age)
Includes fried chicken picnic
Tickets available at the event
For more information, please visit www.slowfoodmiami.org