25 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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 10th Annual Pigs & Pinot weekend sponsored by Visa Signature. 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 and local scholarships and charities.
Michael Kornick (Chef/Owner mk The Restaurant)
Ludo Lefebvre(Chef/Owner Petit Trois, Trois Mec and LudoBird)
Nancy Oakes (Chef/Owner, Boulevard)
Bryan Voltaggio (Chef/Owner, VOLT and RANGE and Top Chef Masters Runner-Up)
Gala Dinner Winemakers
Merry Edwards (Merry Edwards Winery)
Alex Gambal (Alex Gambal)
Nicolas Morlet (Peter Michael Winery)
James MacPhail (MacPhail Family Winery)
Gary Pisoni (Pisoni Vineyards)
Taste of Pigs & Pinot
Friday evening’s kickoff event is the lively Taste of Pigs & Pinotwhere guests sample 60 highly-acclaimed Pinot Noir wines competing in the Pinot Cup competition, both from Sonoma County and around the world. Tastings are served alongside a variety of pork dishes, including homemade sausages, charcuterie, grilled pork, pates and other special creations from Chef Palmer and Dry Creek Kitchen Chef de Cuisine Dustin Valette, guest chefs and local Healdsburg restaurants.
The Pinot Cup is our annual wine competition where 60 handpicked Pinot Noirs compete in a blind-tasting competition in hopes to be named “the best of the best” by a renowned judging panel. This year’s judges include Bob Paulinski, Senior Vice President of Wine at BevMo and Master Sommelier, Drew Hendricks. 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 Pigwhere 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, Keith Goldston, Fred Dame, Drew Hendricksand Michael Jordan.
Spoonbar’s Swine and Wine Dinner
Asia comes to Sonoma on Saturday evening with a fabulous five-course dinner fromChef Louis Maldonadoand team. For this menu, Maldonado will pair Pinot with flavors from Japan, Korea and Vietnam-with pork as the unifying factor. This year’s dinner will showcase two of Sonoma County’s premier Pinot Noir Producers: Brogan CellarsandGeorge Wine Company. Join us for this casual chic dinner inh2hotel’sGreen Room. After dinner, guests are invited to continue the party at Hotel Healdsburg for after-dinner drinks and dessert.
Saturday evening’sPigs & Pinot Galafeatures a sumptuous five-course dinner at Hotel Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Kitchen. As a collaborative offering, each course features a signature creation fromCharlie Palmerand his guest chefs including:Michael Kornick,Ludo Lefebvre,Nancy OakesandBryan Voltaggio, paired with two limited-production Pinot Noirs from highly acclaimed wineries includingMerry Edwards Winery,Alex Gambal,MacPhail Family Wines,Peter Michael WineryandPisoni Vineyards.