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Mangalitsa Pig Dinner

Mangalista pigs are all the rage. Get a taste at this upcoming dinner.

A mangalista pig from Winkler Wooly Pigs in Windsor. Photo from Tim Winkler.
A mangalista pig from Winkler Wooly Pigs in Windsor. Photo from Tim Winkler.
A mangalista pig from Winkler Wooly Pigs in Windsor. Photo from Tim Winkler.
A mangalista pig from Winkler Wooly Pigs in Windsor. Photo from Tim Winkler.

If you haven’t heard about the mangalitsa pig, you should. This prized, wooly breed is fatty and flavorful, and definitely not “the other white meat.”

A number of chefs are now harvesting the animals, and are offering them on the menu, but by far the best Mangalitsa-centric (secret) feast we’ve seen lately is this Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Epicurean Social Club/Matrix Winery dinner in Santa Rosa.

Feast on charcuterie, pork rinds with pork lard, pork sliders with saffron rouille, pork jowl bacon, pork belly sous vide, pork tenderloin with vanilla bean sauce and wild mushroom risotto, leaf-lard cocoa nib cookies sandwiches and of your the bacon-chocolate brittle goodie bag.

$95 per person includes wine, tickets by reservation only. Tickets at http://www.epicureanescape/epicurean-social-club.html

Editor’s Note: Travel, dining and wine tasting can be complicated right now. Use our inspirational ideas to plan ahead for your next outing, be it this week or next year. If you visit restaurants, wineries, and other businesses during the pandemic, remember to call ahead, make reservations, wear a mask and social distance.

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