Slow Dining Adventure: dinner with Bill Niman

Slow Dining Adventure: dinner with Bill Niman

Photo: Bill Niman  /


Slow Food South Bay will be starting off the new year with a special

“Slow Dining Adventure”

at Country Gourmet in Sunnyvale.

We will dine with rancher, visionary, idealist, activist, Bill Niman of BN Ranch.

Nicknamed the “Godfather of Natural Beef,” Bill Niman began supplying meat from carefully raised animals to restaurants and retail stores in the 1970s.

Long-time supporter and friend, chef Jimmy Connors serves the high-quality BN Ranch beef and turkey at the Country Gourmet.

THE MENU, by chef Jimmy, is a fabulous 3-course meal, paired with wine, including turkey and beef from BN Ranch, and vegetables from nearby Full Circle Farm.

Winter Salad:
Full Circle Farm kale and organic chicories with braised BN Ranch turkey, dried cherries, Humboldt Fog goat cheese, blood orange, and Pedro Ximenez Vinaigrette

Burgundy pomegranate braised BN Ranch boneless beef shank, Garbanzo laced creamy polenta, King of Mushrooms’ chef’s mix, Full Circle Farm rainbow chard, Bloomsdale spinach, with watermelon radish and horseradish.

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Pixie mandarin zest, with Meyer lemon Creme Anglaise, and butterscotch.

$80, all inclusive:
~ a 3-course gourmet meal (organic veggies, free-range turkey, grass-fed beef)
~ wine
~ tax and gratuity
~ a $5 contribution to Slow Food South Bay

Prepayment is required, click here to pay now through Brown Paper Tickets to reserve your seat(s).

We will have a wonderful meal and intimate conversations with:
– Bill Niman
– Chef Jimmy Connors of Country Gourmet
– Julia Blom, owner of Country Gourmet

Slow Food leaders will be at the table to share with you what we are up to, what we know and see in our regional food shed.

Country Gourmet American Bistro
1314 South Mary Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA
(same parking lot as Walgreens at Mary Ave and Fremont Ave)

NOTE: Regular seating is still available in the restaurant during this event.

Country Gourmet American Bistro logo

About Bill Niman and BN Ranch:
Founder Bill Niman has been called “the country’s most provocative and persistent champion of sustainably and humanely raised livestock,” by the Southern Foodways Alliance, which named Bill as its Scholar in Residence for 2009. Every member of the BN Ranch team shares his vision for a healthy, humane, environmentally regenerative, high-quality food system.

BN Ranch logo

Questions? Do you have ideas for future Slow Dining Adventures or a Slow Sip event?
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