Dragonfly to host ‘Cooking Outside the Box,’ a Slow Food Lake Tahoe benefit

Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dragonfly Restaurant and Slow Food Tahoe are pleased to announce the third annual Cooking Outside the Box benefit dinner on June 5. Beginning at 7 p.m., attendees will get to solve the mysteries contained in CSA (community sustained agriculture) veggie boxes by visiting food demo stations and enjoying delicious food and wine pairings. The evening will feature locally grown produce from Natural Trading Company of Newcastle, Calif. Chef McCullough has also sourced locally raised trout from McFarland Farms in Susanville. Sustainably produced and organic wine pairings will be provided by Uncorked Truckee. Guests enjoying this delicious and informative night will go home with all the recipes used for the evening, with all proceeds going directly to Slow Food Lake Tahoe.

If you consider yourself a conscious consumer who regularly picks up a weekly veggie box of locally grown seasonal produce but find yourself intimidated by its variety of exotic veggies- like that glowering celery root or rapini greens- consider this event to be your savior. Attendees will walk away with ideas and recipes for some easy-to-prepare healthy eats.

To find out more log onto or come to the Slow Food Lake Tahoe “Cooking Outside the Box” benefit at Dragonfly and sign up there! Dinner for the “Cooking Outside the Box” benefit will be an affordable $35 for Slow Food members and $40 for non-members.

Slow Food is a global grassroots movement that links the pleasures of food with a commitment to community and the environment. Call 530-587-0557 to make reservations.

Dragonfly is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Road, in downtown Truckee. For more information visit or “like” them on Facebook.

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