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  • Curious About the Slow Food Movement? Join the Founders for a Tour of Their Artisan Pasta Shop: In Oakland, California (1)

    Renato Sardo and Dario Barbone

    Benefiting Slow Food USA

    Curious About the Slow Food Movement? Join the Founders for a Tour of Their Artisan Pasta Shop

    Learn about the next chapter of sustainable eating with Slow Food Founders Renato Sardo and Dario Barbone and discover how pasta is made at Baia Pasta’s factory.

    Oakland, California

    4-10 people

    4-10 people

    1 hour

    Baia Pasta

    US$37/person Total US$148

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      Take part in a delicious farm-to-table movement when you visit Baia Pasta in Oakland’s historic Jack London Square. IfOnly brings you to the forefront of the Slow Food Movement on this tour of the artisan-pasta factory owned and operated by the founder of Slow Food USA Renato Sardo and Baia’s co-founder Dario Barbone.


      See how Renato, a Piemonte native, is applying Slow Food Movement principles to his award-winning pasta. You will learn how he is preserving Northern Italian culinary traditions and how his company supports American-grown grains. During the tour, he will introduce you to various organic flours (durum, whole durum, spelt, whole spelt, and Kamut khorasan wheat). Then, watch the mesmerizing transformation of flour and water to pasta. Along the way, you will be introduced to the elements of a great pasta: protein content, flavor, color, elasticity, and shapes. And the best part? Forkfuls of fresh al dente pasta for the tasting.



      • A behind-the-scenes tour of Baia Pasta’s factory led by Renato Sardo and/or Dario Barbone in Oakland
      • Per person price includes a small tasting dish and a sample bag of dry pasta to take home
      • Tour will last approximately 60 - 90 minutes
      • Experience provided in English (US)

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