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Pigs and Pinot Tix on Sale 1/16

They usually sell out in minutes, so get your mouse finger ready

Charlie Palmer and the Dry Creek Kitchen chefs at the Pigs & Pinot preview at Mark Pasternak's Devil's Gulch Ranch.
Charlie Palmer and the Dry Creek Kitchen chefs at the Pigs & Pinot preview at Mark Pasternak’s Devil’s Gulch Ranch.

Charlie Palmer’s annual Pigs & Pinot (March 21-22, 2014) event is one of the hottest tickets in Wine Country each year. And tickets, we hear, often sell out in a matter of minutes. So get your clicking finger ready.

Guest chefs at the event include Chef Palmer and Dry Creek Kitchen’s Dustin Valette (a BiteClub fave); Amanda Freitag (NY’s Empire Diner, multiple TV chef competitions); Bryan Voltaggio (LA’s VOLT and RANGE); Frank Crispo of NY’s Crispo Restaurant and Phillippe Rispoli of PB Boulangerie and Bistro near Cape Cod.

Featured winemakers: CIRQ, Domain Pierre Gelin, Roth, Rochioli and Pyramid Valley Vineyards.

Among the P&P offerings are luxe stays at the Hotel Healdsburg and tickets to some or all of the events. Prices start at $1,633.55 (for two) and go up to a mega-grande $25,000 (with eight tickets for each event and some primo access to Chef Palmer and bottles of all the featured wines.)

If you’re on a tighter budget, most of the events are offered a la carte, including…

Taste of Pigs & Pinot (Friday from 6:30 to 9pm), $175
– Tournament of the Pig (Saturday, 10:30am to 12:30pm), $125
– Ultimate Pinot Smackdown (Saturday, 1-3pm), $125

The gala dinner and Swine and Wine Dinner are open to package guests only.

Of course, this isn’t just all a ridiculous eat and drink fest. The event is a fundraiser for Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign, full scholarships to the CIA and Sonoma State’s Wine Program, The Healdsburg Education Foundation, Children of Sonoma Vineyard Workers Scholarships and a whole lot more (including sending a local cheerleading team to the national championships…awwww).

Want to see some pix of the Pigs & Pinot preview at Mark Pasternak’s Devil’s Gulch Ranch? Yes, you do. Cause it includes some tasty pix of pork.

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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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