Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
*****Online Ticket Sales have ended. Tickets will be available for sale at the event.****
On Saturday, October 2,Colonel's Row on Governor's Island will be transformed into a pork-lover's paradise. Welcome to Pig Island, featuring an impressive cast of chefs showing off their pork know-how’s accompanied by craft beer, ny state wines and live entertainment, all done with Good Food standards in mind -- it is guaranteed to be an amazing day out.
Twenty chefs from New York City restaurants are expected to participate in a public culinary festival, that will emphasize locally-sourced ingredients, featuring locally sourced pork purchased directly from New York State Farms, including Mary Cleaver of The Green Table, Sara Jenkins of Porchetta, Patrick Connolly of Bobo, along with other barbecue masters from Cabrito, Resto, Northern Spy, Jimmy’s No 43, Marlow & Sons, and many more. To ensure the highest quality of ingredients, chefs will be provided with meat and other produce for the event. Approximately sixty pigs will be purchased for the culinary festival from Violet Hill Farm, The Piggery, and Heritage Meats. Other barbecue accompaniments such as corn will be served to celebrate the height of the harvest season.
Ticket holders will enjoy a walk-around tasting from the expert chefs, beers from Sixpoint Craft Ales, which will feature a brand new pilsner and a new pumpkin ale, as well as wines from local wineries. Your ticket buys you tastings from all the featured chefs at the event. Beer and wine tickets will be available for sale at the event only. A section will also be open to the public with a limited number of sample tastings for those not holding tickets. A live bluegrass band will complete the barbecue experience.
A select number of tickets will be available for sale on the day of the event.
A charitable donation will be donated to the Food Systems Network NYC.
For a full list of participating chefs visit the event website at www.ilikepig.com.
Rain date = October 3rd. Please check the website for current updates.