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Pigs & Pinot 2020 | Tickets

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Hotel Healdsburg

25 Matheson Street

Healdsburg, CA 95448

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15th Annual Pigs & Pinot On Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, Chef Charlie Palmer will once again bring together culinary and wine elites from around the country to participate in the 15th 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
Duskie Estes & John Stewart (ZAZU kitchen + farm)
Melissa Perello (Chef/Owner Frances, Octavia and M.Georgina)
José Júlio Vintém (Chef Tombalobos, Portugal)
Bryan Voltaggio (Chef/Owner VOLT and Family Meal)

Taste and Gala Guest Wineries
Valerie McDaniel (US Director, Bollinger)
Anthony Beckman (Winemaker, Balletto Vineyards)
Carlos Campolargo (Producer, Campolargo Wines)
Ben Papapietro (Owner/Winemaker, Papapietro Perry Winery)
Jennie Murphy (Winemaker, Paul Hobbs)

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 Doug Frost, Master Sommelier and Wine Buyer for United Airlines, Michael Jordan, Master Sommelier and Tylor Field, Wine Buyer for Mortons, Oceanaire and Mastros. The winner and runner-up will be revealed at Friday’s Taste of Pigs & Pinot event.

Seminars
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 hosted by Fred Dame and led by Master Sommeliers, Keith Goldston, Michael Jordan, Jim Rollston and Alpana Singh.

Spoonbar’s Swine and Wine Dinner
Saturday evening’s Swine & Wine dinner will begin with a welcome reception on The Rooftop at h2hotel’s 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 guests will head down to Spoonbar as Executive Chef Ryan Fancher and Pastry Chef Caitlin Quirk from Ox + Anchor and Pidina team up with Spoonbar’s Chef Thomas Mulligan and Chef Clifton John Nielsen (C.J.) to prepare for 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 including Occidental and Flowers Vineyards & Winery. Dinner will be hosted by Ziggy Eschliman, The Wine Girl.

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: Duskie Estes and John Stewart of Zazu Kitchen, Melissa Perello of Frances, Octavia & M.Georgina, José Júlio Vintém of Tombalobos Restaurante in Portugal and Bryan Voltaggio of VOLT and Family Meal.

Every course will be paired with two limited-production Pinot Noirs from highly acclaimed wineries including Bollinger Champagne, Balletto Vineyards, Campolargo Wines, Papapietro Perry Winery and Paul Hobbs.


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Hotel Healdsburg

25 Matheson Street

Healdsburg, CA 95448

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