Slow Food Snail of Approval for Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

It must have been the 80 pound Palmetto Creek Farms hog, done in Caja China, with its crispy candy skin and strip after juicy strip of succulent meat…

At Tuesday night’s private dinner to celebrate the induction of the Hua Moa banana-plantain into the Ark of Taste, Slow Food Miami Leader Donna Reno surprised Michael and the MGFD team with the chapter’s first-ever Slow Food Snail of Approval.

Not unlike the Good Housekeeping Seal, it certifies restaurants, bars, food and beverage artisans, and stores and markets as genuine contributors to the quality, authenticity and sustainability Miami’s food supply.  They even call our references to see if we check out, as they should!  It’s a much needed program, especially for interested consumers, to ensure that those establishments taking a big local game back it up in practice.

We are very proud to be the first in South Florida to wear this badge of honor and look forward to welcoming other restaurants into the fold. It’s not easy being green, but that’s kind of the point, right?

View our Flickr set of the prep and meal here, and the menu after the jump.

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