Slow Food Norwich and East Anglia are very pleased to be holding their next social and promotional evening at Louis' Deli in Upper St Giles Norwich on Friday 13th March hosted by the Graham the owner and Dermott the leader of Slow Food Norwich. Louis' Deli fits perfectly with the ethos of the UK nad International Slow Food movement and was one of our first Business and Approved scheme members in East Anglia. Louis' Deli has been in Upper St Giles in Norwich for many years but recently it has become well known for the variety and quality of its local produce, now being rated as one of the "must go" to eat and meet places in the beautiful city of Norwich!

All the produce used at Louis' where possible is sourced locally in Norfolk  and as well as serving the local community with an excellent choice of food and drink they also hold monthly pop up foreign food evenings. Yet another service offered at the Deli are informal free conversational language groups each weekday meeting at 3pm, the languages include French, Spanish and Italian. Slow Food Norwich is currently working with Slow Food England on setting up the new Slow Food East Anglia area which will include the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire with new groups being established in Kings Lynn and Cambridge to add to the already well established and popular groups in Aylsham and East Suffolk.

The evening in Norwich in March will be primarily to raise the awareness of Slow Food as an organisation promoting good locally produced food to the local food and drink business community in Norwich as well as using the occasion to launch the new Approved scheme in Norwich. As well as these exciting developments with Slow Food in Norwich and East Anglia we will also be promoting the Slow food Planet App for iTunes which is currently available in other European countries and will now include London and East Anglia later this year. The evening in Norwich will have members of Slow Food Norwich and also Shane Holland the leader of Slow Food London and board member of Slow Food England who will be giving a short talk about the new developments in both east Anglia and Slow food England.
We will also be having a talk from two of our Norwich members to guests about the Forgotten Food Festival on June 6th at the Fire Pit Camp in the village of Wendling near Swaffham, this will be taking place as part of the Slow Food Week which is held annually with events being held in towns and cities across the UK. 



Louis' Deli is a small and intimate venue but unfortunately because of the limited size we will have to limit the total number of guests to this particular Slow food evening to just twenty six, a ticket is only £5 and the evening will begin at 6.30pm and finish by 9.00pm. Included in the price of the ticket there will be a simple selection of finger foods and here will be an opportunity to taste wines from the Le Marche region of eastern Italy and also from the southern Italian region of Puglia. This event is one of the regular monthly meetings, workshops, tastings and social events to be held by Slow Food Norwich throughout the year and the first to also include the new East Anglia region of Slow Food. In the future we will be holding many more Slow Food promotional events, tastings and workshops in other venues in both Norwich as well as other towns and villages throughout the county of Norfolk.