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Hotel Healdsburg

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14th Annual Pigs & Pinot On Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, Chef Charlie Palmer will once again bring together culinary and wine elites from around the country to participate in the 14th Annual Pigs & Pinot weekend. Held at the award-winning Hotel Healdsburg this celebration has become a tradition among pork and wine enthusiasts eager to experience the creations of over 60 wineries and 20 chefs who showcase their talents each year. All net proceeds from the Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength® , as well as local scholarships and charities.

Participating Chefs
Dante Boccuzzi (Chef/Owner of the Dante Dining Group)
Nancy Oakes (Executive Chef/Owner Boulevard)
Bryan Voltaggio (Chef/Owner VOLT)
Joe Youkhan (Chef/Partner Fork in Aussie Pie’s, Guest Resident Chef / DCS by Fisher & Paykel)

Taste and Gala Guest Wineries
Michael Browne (Founder & Proprietor, CIRQ Estate)
Heidi Von Der Mehden (Winemaker, Merry Edwards)
Erik Miller (Owner and Winemaker, Kokomo Winery)
Cleo Pahlmeyer (Proprietor, Wayfarer)
Camille Thiriet (Winemaker, Maison MC Thiriet)

Taste of Pigs and Pinot
Friday evening’s festival kickoff is the lively Taste of Pigs & Pinot where guests sample 60 highly-acclaimed Pinot Noir wines competing in the Pinot Cup competition, both from Sonoma County and around the world. Two Rosé wines will be offered in addition to the lineup of 60 Pinot Noirs treating guests to a “white wine” twist on Pinot Noir. Tastings are served alongside a variety of pork dishes, including homemade sausages, charcuterie, grilled pork, patés and other special creations from Chef Palmer, Dry Creek Kitchen, guest celebrity chefs, and local Healdsburg restaurants including Chalkboard, Spoonbar and Valette.

Pinot Cup
The Pinot Cup is our annual wine competition where 60 hand-picked Pinot Noirs compete in a blind-tasting competition in hopes to be named “the best of the best” by a renowned judging panel including Mike Dunn, Wine Contributor for The Sacramento Bee, Keith Goldston, Master Sommelier and Barry Herbst, Wine Director for Bottle Barn. The winner and runner-up will be revealed at Friday’s Taste of Pigs & Pinot event.

On Saturday afternoon, Pigs & Pinot participants can attend two seminars: Tournament of The Pig where four guest chefs will divide into two teams to prepare the best pork-inspired dishes. This iron-chef style competition hosted by Charlie Palmer and Mario Cantone; and “The Ultimate Pinot Smackdown” seminar led by Master Sommeliers, Gillian Ballance, Fred Dame, Keith Goldston, and Michael Jordan.

Spoonbar’s Swine and Wine Dinner
Saturday evening’s Swine & Wine dinner will begin with a welcome reception on The Rooftop at h2hotel’s new sister hotel, Harmon Guest House. Guests will drink in views of Fitch Mountain, the Sonoma hills and downtown Healdsburg while sipping on a signature Pigs & Pinot inspired cocktail or glass of sparkling wine.

Then head down to Spoonbar as Chef Matthew D’Ambrosi will prepare a multi course menu of light and modern dishes highlighting the beauty and simplicity of seasonal produce and pork. The menu will showcase two of Sonoma County’s boutique Pinot Noir Producers: Croix Estate and Freeman Vineyard & Winery. Join us for this casual chic dinner in h2hotel’s Green Room.

After dinner, guests are invited to continue the party at Hotel Healdsburg for after-dinner drinks and sweets.

Gala Dinner
Saturday evening’s Pigs & Pinot Gala features a sumptuous five-course dinner at Hotel Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Kitchen. As a collaborative offering, each course features a signature creation from Palmer and his guest chefs including: Dante Boccuzzi, of Dante Dining Group, Nancy Oakes of Boulevard, Bryan Voltaggio of VOLT, Joe Youkhan, Chef/Partner Fork in Aussie Pie’s, Guest Resident Chef, DCS by Fisher & Paykel and Chopped Champion, Food Network.

Every course will be paired with two limited-production Pinot Noirs from highly acclaimed wineries including CIRQ Estate, Kokomo Winery, Maison MC Thiriet, Merry Edwards and Wayfarer.

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Hotel Healdsburg
25 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448


Hotel Healdsburg

Welcome to the Hotel Healdsburg

Located 67 miles north of San Francisco, Hotel Healdsburg encompasses the Sonoma wine country’s simplicity and charm. The Hotel is set on the western edge of Healdsburg's historic town plaza, and guests can enjoy some of the world's finest vineyards, restaurants and shops within minutes of the front steps.
Beautifully appointed guest rooms, country gardens, pool, and the luxurious spa provide a tranquil setting for guests to relax within the hotel grounds. Dining is a highlight of the Hotel where guests can savor Sonoma County's bounty of extraordinary wines and fresh seasonal ingredients at acclaimed Chef Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen.
Hotel Healdsburg offers a broad range of meeting and special event spaces for executive board meetings, wedding celebrations, wine tasting, lectures, and other occasions.

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