Olney, MD (PRWEB) September 28, 2012
Changing the way we eat and think about food is happening faster than a snail’s pace. The members of Slow Food International are tilling the soil of change in cafeteria kitchens and in the halls of Congress every day. And once again, Ricciuti’s Restaurant of Olney, Maryland is proud to be part of that change. Slow Food D.C. recently named Ricciuti’s as a 2012 Snail of Approval Award Winner.
“This is a validation of the work we do every day at Ricciuti’s,” said James Ricciuti, executive chef and co-owner of the restaurant. “We partner with area farms to invigorate agriculture and the local economy. Thank you, Slow Food D.C., for promoting the slow food movement in our area.”
Slow Food, a 100,000 member non-profit organization spanning 132 countries, recognizes eateries and artisans whose practices bolster the economy, the environment, and the community.
“As part of a growing list of restaurants sustaining local farms and food traditions, we’re proud to serve fresh food at a family-centered price-point,” Ricciuti said.
Contrary to its name, the slow food movement has been gaining momentum across the world. It raises people’s awareness of where their food comes from and how their choices impact nutrition, agriculture, and the world economy.
To experience Ricciuti’s celebrated fare, visit the restaurant, located at 3308 Olney-Sandy Spring Road in Olney. For reservations, contact 301-570-3388 or book online at: http://www.ricciutis.com.
Ricciuti’s highlights locally grown and dishes inspired by each season in its casual Montgomery County setting. Their award-winning menu features sustainable seafood and locally farmed ingredients. Ricciuti’s has won several awards, including Open Table Diner’s Choice Winner in 2012 and the Slow Food D.C. 2011 Snail of Approval Award. As such, locals and foodies, alike, celebrate Ricciuti’s for its savory fare and eco-friendly philosophy.