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Event Announcement: Pinot & Pork

pinopork-w.jpgIt’ll be a rare day when pigs fly. But on Tuesday, April 13, they’ll soar to heights of culinary perfection. Come taste two of nature’s more full-bodied gifts.

Kobrand Corporation, together with Niman Ranch and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, is hosting a series of tastings at which you can compare the extraordinary diversity of pinot with the no less extraordinary diversity of pork.

Featured will be six of the world’s finest wines made from the pinot noir grape. They’ll include Old World expressions from the slopes of Champagne and Burgundy along with New World expressions from the foremost vineyards of Carneros, Napa, Santa Barbara, and Sonoma in California.

Accompanying them will be an equally spectacular wealth of dishes made from pork, including naturally raised Niman Ranch pork. They’ll range from classic chops to innovative, spicy barbecue, prepared by top chefs from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and other leading restaurants in each city.

When: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: The Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, California
Cost: $65.00 / $55.00 for Slow Food members

Reservations: Reservations may be made via the Kobrand site or by calling 1.866.KOBRAND (562.7263)

THE WINE:
Benziger Pinot Noir (Sonoma, CA)
Champagne Taittinger Prestige Cuvee Rose (Champagne, France)
Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir (Carneros, CA)
Foley Estates Pinot Noir Santa Maria Hills (Santa Maria Valley, CA)
LinCourt Vineyards Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara, CA)
Maison Louis Jadot (Burgundy, France)

THE FOOD:
Balboa, Executive Chef Andri Tscharner,
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica, Chef Troy N. Thompson,
Jar
Jer-ne Restaurant & Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
Josie Restaurant
JR’s Bar-B-Que
Mr. Cecil’s California Ribs
Niman Ranch
Off Citrus
Restaurant Yi Cuisine

Proceeds will benefit Slow Food USA.

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