The Slow Food UK’s Chef Alliance is an organisation which encourages a better way to eat so that our bodies can be as healthy and happy as possible. Not only do they have local groups led by volunteers, they also have various educational projects which set out to teach people about the Slow Food movement. Their ideology is simple and effective: they want to reconnect people with where their food comes from so they can get the most out of it.
But where do we come in? Well, an exciting project that has already got a massive following is called the Chef Alliance programme. We are happy to announce that a number of our restaurants are part of the Alliance, meaning that they are also committed to using locally-sourced ingredients. These restaurants are Sat Bains and La Rock in Sandiacre, and Winteringham Fields in Lincolnshire. Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham already has a reputation for the amazing dishes it makes with its ingredients, and La Rock and Winteringham Fields are also proud of their home-grown connections.
You might think that Slow Food UK’s focus on the relaxed pace of bringing food to life is a bit of a contradiction to what a restaurant booking guide is about, but we fully support their message. Although we have a huge range of restaurants that differ in cuisine, style and location, one thing is always consistent: whenever one of our restaurants uses locally sourced ingredients we want to make you aware of it, because we know just how important it is to eat wonderful food with the guarantee that it comes from a good place, and that is exactly what Slow Food UK is about.
That’s why we just had to tell you yet another reason why you should dine at Winteringham Fields, La Rock and Sat Bains: they have the Slow Food UK Chef Alliance seal of approval, and these links to such a great back-to-basics organisation show that food which encompasses seasonal and local ingredients makes the dish taste even better!