Photos: Slow Food St. Louis Art of Food Fundraiser at Mad Art Gallery, 7.25.09

Chefs and artists gathered Friday night at Mad Art Gallery in Soulard for the Art of Food fundraiser, benefiting both Slow Food St. Louis and Fair Shares Combined Community Supported Agriculture. Photographer Stew Smith was there and has these photos.

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Stephen Kovac of Winslow's Home shows off garlic-rubbed Benne's Best smoked chicken with Winslow's Home and Farm red onion-jalapeño jam on toasted 222 Artisan Bakery baguette.

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Gerard Craft of Niche featured spicy pork meatballs.

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Steve Gontram (right) of Harvest featured two dishes: 1. Missouri grass-fed oxtail barley with peppered ahi tuna and a roasted sweet red pepper emulsion, and 2. warmed Companion brioche bread pudding with bourbon-currant sauce and vanilla whipped cream

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Josh Galliano of Monarch with his dish: Root Cellar and Hannaway Farms' tomato terrine, whipped balsamic, Goatsbeard chèvre, crème fraîche and black olive oil.
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David Lewis of the Mad Art Gallery with citrus-cured Troutdale Farm trout with Baetje goat cheese, fresh Claverach Farm cucumber-pickled ginger chutney and radish shoots on a black-mustard-seed cracker.
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Beckie Jacobs and her team from Serendipity Ice Cream.
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Kakao Chocolate's homemade marshmallow pies with chocolate and pecans.

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