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Slow Food Orange County 4th Annual BBQ
Bommer Canyon, Irvine
Irvine, CA
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Slow Food Orange County 4th Annual BBQ
Join us on September 23rd for Slow Food Orange County's 4th annual barbeque in Bommer Canyon in the City of Irvine. The barbeque is an event for the whole family and will focus on awareness of food that is good, clean, and fair.

The family-style meal will be prepared by Chef Ryan Adams of 370 Common in Laguna Beach and will feature pasture- raised Mary's Natural Chicken grilled over an open fire, as well as a bounty of local organic produce, artisan cocktails, local craft beer, wine, local oysters, and live music by 5 Star Band.

Prior to the main event there will be an optional short loop hike at 3:00 p.m., guided by a docent from the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. Bommer Canyon is not generally open to the public and is the site of the old Irvine Ranch Cattle Camp. Some of the original structures exist today, adding to the rustic feel of the canyon.

The program will feature guest speaker Michael Dimock, former Chairman of Slow Food USA, founder of Slow Food Russian River, and President of Roots of Change, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization whose purpose is to spawn a sustainable food system in California by 2030. Roots of Change works with a network of stakeholders that share a commitment to changing our food thinking, food markets, and food policies.

The event will include a raffle and silent auction, with many opportunities to win restaurant gift certificates, artisanal food products, gardening supplies, heirloom plants, original art, products for the home and kitchen, and much, much more.

Proceeds from this event benefit local non-profits committed to work that advances Slow Food's vision of a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the planet, and good for those who produce it.

This event is graciously made possible through the support of contributing food sponsors 370 Common and Chef Ryan Adams, Carlsbad Aquafarm, Cismontane Brewing Company, GreenBar Collective Artisan and Organic Spirits, Mary's Natural Chicken, Nika Water, VerTerra Dinnerware, The Organic Cellar, Wild Poppy Juice, and Whole Foods Market.

In the spirit of sustainability, everyone is asked to bring their own place setting and non-breakable glassware. To encourage a zero waste event, there will be a prize awarded for best table setting so creativity is encouraged!

Be sure to purchase tickets in advance, as this popular event always sells out.

Schedule of Events:

 2:30 PM     Gate opens    
3:00-4 PM     Optional short trail hike led by docent of the Irvine Conservancy
 4:00 PM     Live music, cocktails, wine, beer
 5:00 PM     Dinner served
 7:00 PM     Close of event



Carlsbad Aquafarm Oysters Two Ways
grilled-nicoise butter/basil/charred tomato relish
& on the 1/2 shell with a spicy wash

Served Family Style

Watermelon + Tomato = Salad
mint/feta/cucumber/sweet onion vinaigrette

Warm Heirloom Potato

Buttered Sweet Corn

Wood Grilled Basil-Scented Mary's Chicken


Stone Fruit Upside-Down Cake
whipped cream/almonds/honey-caramel

Directions to Bommer Canyon:

A vegetarian entree option will be offered so please email Wayan Kaufman at so that we can prepare accordingly.



Bommer Canyon, Irvine (View)
One Bommer Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92603
United States

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Owner: Wayan Kaufman
On BPT Since: Feb 01, 2009
Wayan Kaufman
(415) 860-4034


Question: Do you have more information about the drinks being served? Is it unlimited? And since we are being asked to bring our own glassware, are we also allowed to bring our own wine?
Answer: Yes, all of the drinks are unlimited! Beer is provived by Cismontane Brewing Company, Wine is from The Organic Cellar, the cocktail will be mxed with spirits from GreenBar Collective, and juice is provided by Wild Poppy.
Question: Since we are being asked to bring our own glassware,are you also allowed to bring our own wine?
Answer: Yes, you are welcome to bring your own beverages, including wine.
Question: Is the food served to each party as it is at a normal 370 Commons Sunday dinner?
Answer: The meal will be served family style like they do on Sundays at the restaurant, however, each table will be served several platters of each course to share. We will refill the platters as needed to make sure everyone is full and happy! We're happy to accomodate dietary requests so please contact Wayan Kaufman at if you would like to make special arrangements.

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