BRAWLEY, CA--(Marketwire - August 21, 2008) - Brandt Beef -- The True Natural, a single family owned, premium natural beef producer, announced today that its products will be featured in a dinner event for the Taste of Slow Food San Diego on Saturday, August 23 from 5 - 9 p.m. The dinner is part of Stagecoach Days, a two-day public event celebrating the theme of the "West on the Move."

The evening will feature an alfresco, candlelight dining experience in the main plaza of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Local chefs, farmers and purveyors will gather to prepare some of the finest slow food dishes, inspired by the food cultures of early San Diego. Guests will sample dishes from various themed food stations featuring seasonal organic produce, artisan meats and cheeses, local wines and beers.

In keeping with the event theme of early San Diego, Brandt Beef's executive chef Tom McAliney will prepare a traditional meal that will be served from the Brandt family's authentic chuck wagon. Dry Rubbed Brandt Beef barbeque brisket will be slow cooked over hardwood and served with kettle baked beans cooked over an open fire and buttermilk biscuits. The traditional grill and open fire tri-pod were both handcrafted by the artisans at the Old Town ironsmith shop.

"We are very excited to participate in the Taste of Slow Food dinner for the second consecutive year," said Chef McAliney. "At Brandt Beef, we are unwavering in our commitment to environmentally sustainable practices and are honored to be affiliated with organizations such as Slow Food that support family farms and the preservation of cultural food traditions."

In addition to the dinner, Brandt Beef is donating cuts of its beef for participating chefs to use in their dishes. Chef Marguerite Griska from Starlite Lounge will prepare a dish using a Brandt Beef sustainable cut simmered in stout with colcannon and Irish soda bread. In 2007, San Diego Reader featured Starlite Lounge on the "best tastes of the year" list for its Brandt Beef flat-iron, which was noted as the "best affordable steak." Chef William Mannix from La Jolla Brew House will also use Brandt Beef's ground beef to prepare a dish of California chili with amber ale and poblano chiles.

The evening will also include a silent auction featuring unique architectural elements salvaged from the restoration of the local Cosmopolitan Hotel, formerly Casa de Bandini. Other activities include wagon rides, games and music.

The fifth annual dinner is a collaboration of Slow Food San Diego and the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the projects of both organizations.

Tickets for the event cost $65 per guest and can be purchased at http://brownpapertickets.com/event/35925.

More information on the Taste of Slow Food San Diego Stagecoach Days Dinner can be found at www.slowfoodsandiego.org or www.parks.ca.gov.

About Slow Food

Slow Food is a celebration of food from field to plate. Slow Food San Diego hosts events throughout the year including farm tours, educational tastings and celebrations of food, all of which are open to the public. Slow Food supports the delicious simplicity of produce grown by sustainable farming; from animal breeds and heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables to handcrafted wine and beer, farmhouse cheeses and other artisan products.

About Brandt Beef

Brandt Beef -- The True Natural, is a single family owned premium natural beef producer for the up-scale restaurant and retail markets. The Brandt family is dedicated to sustainable practices and is passionate about producing the most consistent, highest quality, 100 percent source verified natural beef on the market. Through cattle selection, natural feeding practices and humane treatment of animals, Brandt Beef produces a product that is unparalleled in taste, tenderness and consistency. Brandt Beef received the Master Chefs' Institute Seal of Excellence for its achievement in obtaining the Master Chefs' Institute standard of quality. To obtain more information, get recipe ideas from Chef Tom McAliney or purchase various cuts of Brandt's premium natural beef, please visit www.brandtbeef.com.

Contact Information: Media Contacts: Sara DeNio Dresner Corporate Services 312-780-7223 sdenio@dresnerco.com Joshua Taustein Dresner Corporate Services 312-780-7219 jtaustein@dresnerco.com