Pigs & Pinot: The Perfect Pairing

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***Find 2010 info HERE. Event is March 19-20, 2010!***

HEALDSBURG, CA - Don't miss this year's Fourth Annual Celebration of Pigs & Pinot 2009 event, March 20-21, 2009 at Hotel Healdsburg. The weekend will include a series of intimate dining and educational events hosted by renowned Chef Palmer.

Tickets can be purchased directly online and there are several lodging packages available at Hotel Healdsburg which include access to all Pigs & Pinot events, including exclusive access to the Gala Dinner. But space is limited; so make sure you make advance reservations now!
pigsPinot1.jpgTASTE OF PIGS & PINOT
Friday / March 20, 2009/ 6:30 - 9:00pm

Sample over 50 hand-selected, highly acclaimed Pinot Noirs from Sonoma County and around the world. Savor a wide variety of pork dishes such as homemade sausages, charcuterie, grilled pork, pâtés and special creations. 50 of the world's best Pinot Noirs will go head to head in this oenophile matchup to award the best of the best in this celebrated grape category by a renowned judging panel.  The winner and runner up will be announced at the event.


"Piggy Back" with Charlie Palmer
Saturday / March 21, 2009 / 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
This year's featured workshop is "Piggy Back," with Chef Charlie Palmer demonstrating how to bump up the flavor and texture of lean meats with an added layering of pork, like prosciutto, smoked bacon, and pancetta. Tastings and Pinot Noir will be served.

PigsPinot3.jpgUltimate Pinot Smack Down: 16 Pinots, 4 Master Sommeliers, Only 1 Winner
Saturday / March 21, 2009 / 1:00 - 3:00pm
Each Master Sommelier enters the room with four of his favorite Pinot Noirs covering four different regions of the world. Master Sommeliers will have to sell you on their wine choices and dish it out in a head-to-head pitch contest followed by a tasting where you decide the winner.  How often do you have four Master Sommeliers selling you on 16 great pinots and then a chance to taste them all!?

The weekend climaxes with a not-to-be-missed, sumptuous 5 course wine pairing dinner with a twist. pigsPinot4.jpgHosted at the Dry Creek Kitchen, each course will feature the culinary creations of a renowned chef - Charlie Palmer and Les Goodman of Dry Creek Kitchen, Michael Mina of Michael Mina, Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood, Graham Brown of Cervena - New Zealand and Philippe Rispoli of France - paired with two limited production Pinot Noirs from a highly acclaimed winery including: William Selyem, Martinelli, Alta Maria Vineyards & Bien Nacido Vineyards, Craggy Range and Maison Shaps & Roucher-Sarrazin.

*Gala Dinner tickets are currently only available as part of a hotel package. Please contact the Hotel Healdsburg concierge to be waitlisted for Gala a la carte tickets at 800.889.7188 or concierge@hotelhealdsburg.com

Hotel Healdsburg
25 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(800) 889.7188

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I would like to know when the 2010 event is

I would also like to know when the 2010 celebration will be!

According to their website, looks like the 2010 event is March 19-21st. They don't have much information online yet but they say you can sign up for their mailing list to get notice about when packages and tickets go on sale.

Would also like info and 2010 event and to be on mailing

Please send me information regarding the 2010 Pigs and Pinot event, and put me on your list for all future events!!!


Please send data on 2010 event when available

Please send me information regarding the 2010 Pigs and Pinot event, and put me on your list for all future events.

I would like pricing and event information for 2010. What would the prices be if only doing various events and what would a "package" price be if I stayed at the hotel. Thank you!

New info was posted about the Pigs & Pinot events for 2010 if you don't know already - www.discover.winecountry.com/travel/2010/01/pigs-pinot-2010.html.

Apparently the hotel packages already sold out. Which is okay by me, since a bit pricey. But event tickets (by themselves) go on sales January 21st. I definitely plan on attending at least one or two. Maybe stay at a nearby hotel in the area vs. Hotel Healdsburg itself. Sonoma.com has a nice list of places - www.sonoma.com/lodging. Anyone ever stayed at Vintner's Inn?

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