We will be releasing the laughing pig rose in about 2 weeks BUT we bottled one very special case early !! yup by hand for this VERY special event = cochon 555! -- It's kind of a favorite of mine I got to be a judge the first year they came to town and we have poured Big table farm wines at the event since year one!
for those of you how havent' heard of it it's a Culinary Competition and Tasting Event -- It's a great time and features five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers. The Portland event challenges five local chefs to prepare a menu created from heritage breed pigs, nose-to-tail, for an audience of pork-loving epicureans.
2012 Portland competing chefs include Jason Barwikowski of Woodsman Tavern, Vitaly Paley of Paley's Place, Naomi Pomeroy of BEAST Restaurant, Adam Sappington of The Country Cat, and Rita Jia You of Lucky Strike.
Sunday, March 11th
4 pm VIP opening; 5 pm general admission
$125 per person for general admission; $200 for VIP (including a welcome cocktail from The King's Ginger, HamaHama Oysters, tastings from Anne Amie, Buty, Big Table Farm, Chehalem, The Cheese Bar, Double Mountain Brewery, The Meadow and Domaine Serene paired with Iberico De Bellota by Fermin). Available at www.cochon555.com.