Pigs & Pinot
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Saturday | March 18, 2023 | 10:30a-12:30p
At Relish Culinary Adventures, Healdsburg

Tournament of the Pig with Charlie Palmer and Guest Chefs

Pigs & Pinot guest chefs will be divided into two talent-packed teams. This Iron Chef style competition will be hosted by the food loving actor and comedian, Mario Cantone. Prepare yourself for some lively commentary. The two teams will be given a whole pig, which they will use to create two distinct dishes, along with ingredients they can find at Dry Creek Kitchen. Charlie Palmer will jump in to help for this all hands on deck cook off. Chef Scott Romano will join Charlie as our resident butcher. A pork-loving judging panel will determine the winning team. And yes, the audience gets to taste, too.

Tournament of the Pig will feature a beautiful whole pig, courtesy of Encina Farms

Guest Chefs


Celebrity Chef, Founding Partner and President
Morph Hospitality Group




Head Chef/Partner
Stanley Restaurant - Brisbane, AU


Thatcher & Rye



Actor and Comedian
Resident Butcher


Executive Chef
1932 Reserve, Lake of the Ozarks
Pig Farmer


Encina Farms
Tournament Winery


Founder Proprietor
Lombardi Wines

Encina Farms is a proud sponsor of Pigs & Pinot. They focus on a commitment to the highest quality meat and environmentally friendly farming. Encina Farms proudly brings California-raised Iberico pork to butchers, fine meat distributors, restaurants, chefs, and home cooks who appreciate its special attributes.

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Seminar tickets are ONLY included in Hotel Healdsburg Lodging Packages and selections are subject to availability. Full package pricing is charged at the time of booking. There is an eight-week cancellation policy for full refund. Packages cancelled after Friday, January 20, 2023 at 3pm PST are non-refundable. The room portion of the package may be applied to a future stay, ticket fees will not be credited. Please contact Hotel Healdsburg at 707 922 5249 for cancellations.

Relish Culinary Adventures

Relish Culinary Adventures stands out as the only “roving” culinary program that brings together talented chefs and fabulous cuisine at a variety of captivating wine country locations, including the beautiful Relish Culinary Center, to create one-of-a-kind hands-on and demonstration cooking experiences, culinary tours and catering services.

Based in Healdsburg, California, in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country, Relish offers culinary events on a wide range of topics from wine country cuisine to ethnic specialties, DIY canning to children's cooking workshops, cheese making to wild mushroom foraging. In addition, Relish hosts activities that bring people together in the kitchen, such as private cooking parties and corporate team-building events. All of our events feature seasonal, locally-grown, locally-produced ingredients whenever possible, including olive oil, artisan cheeses, north coast seafood, farm fresh produce, locally-ranched meats, premium wines, handcrafted beers, and much more. Guests learn about the bounty of this wonderful region and experience a "sense of place" that is all about Sonoma County.

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