Friday, September 17, 2010

2nd Annual Hogtoberfest, Nantucket

Like pork?  Enjoy some good barbecue?  The 2nd Annual Hogtoberfest is coming to Nantucket October 16th and 17th!  This full weekend celebration of the pig is organized by Chefs Michael LaScola and Matt Jennings of American Seasons and The Farmstead and La Laiterie respectively.  These two have cooked up an itinerary that should make connoisseurs and pork novices alike drool with delight:

(From the press release):
Saturday, October 16
                        ‘This Little Piggy’ Carving Demo – 10am, $25
Enjoy a back-of-house demo, led by Michael & Matt, on how to maximize an   entire pig from snout-to-tail. These chefs are well versed in using low-on-the-pig cuts in preparing delectable dishes.
                        Pork & Beer Tasting at Cisco Brewers – afternoon
Savor grilled sausage, bacon and other pork bites with craft beer pairings while touring Cisco Brewers, Nantucket’s famed micro-distillery. 

                        ‘All Things Pork’ Dinner – starting at 5:30pm
Enjoy a bevy of pork specials during dinner service along with wine pairings from American Seasons’ 500+ all-American wine list, including 30 high-end, small production wines by the glass, and pigtails (pork-inspired cocktails).  

                        Sunday, October 17
                        Beer Master Class – afternoon
Beer Genius Kirk Struble of Westside Brewing Company demonstrates how pork & beer is truly a match made in heaven with a tasting that pairs craft brews with pork delicacies.

                        ‘Ode to Pig’ Dinner – starting at 5:30pm, $135
Michael & Matt come together to create a prix-fixe dinner made entirely of “This Little Piggy.” Each course is paired with craft beer from Portland, Maine’s Peak Organics Brewing Company and wine from American Seasons’ extensive, all-American wine list.  Pigtails will also be featured
Sounds good right?  If you'd like to attend please call 508-228-7111 to save your place at these great events!

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