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CHARLES KRUG WINERY
Sunday, Aug. 21st

America’s cult culinary event, Heritage Fire by Cochon555, returns to Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena on August 21st, 2016. Entering its eighth year of existence, Cochon555 events continue to attract sold-out crowds, most recently at Heritage Fire Snowmass during the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. The greater goal of the Cochon555 family is to promote honest food prepared by singular artisans; to celebrate family farming; and to shine the gastronomic spotlight on the hard working people who are responsibly (though often silently) raising heritage breed animals.

The Heritage Fire event promotes the relationship between local farming and emerging chef and restaurant communities, which grapple with having to pay premium prices in order to serve their guests safer, more responsibly raised, and flavorful food that is also raised locally. Heritage Fire – a premiere, whole animal, live-fire, and outdoor food-and-wine event – features whole animals roasted over open fires and prepared by top area and national chefs paired with premium wines, beers and ciders. The event also benefits Piggy Bank, a farm devoted to providing free heritage breed pigs to small farms in exchange for transparent business plans that are posted online. The all-inclusive ticket is now available for sale for $125 (includes beverage pairings, tax and gratuity). If you are not sure, watch the mouth-watering Heritage Fire trailer and video below.

Heritage Fire Napa Valley will showcase over 50 notable chefs and butchers, each grilling heritage breed animals en plein air amongst the area’s impressionistic hills and vineyards. The event features responsibly raised food prepared with traditional outdoor cooking techniques, free-flow wines from more than 35 boutique producers, craft beers from Magnolia Brewing, and small-batch Common ciders. The list of heritage and heirloom foods includes dry-aged beef, whole pigs, lamb, goat, squab, rabbit, duck, fish, chicken, artisan cheeses, oysters, and heirloom vegetables.

In addition to the meat-laden feast, the event also offers The Pop-Up Butcher Shop featuring Rob Levitt of Butcher & Larder (CHI); Tracy Smaciarz of Heritage Meats (SEA); and David the Butcher of Marina Meats (SF) alongside Master of Cermonies Billy Harris (LA) leading the butcher demonstration in raising money for Piggy Bank. Guests can help raise $5,000 by bidding on including rare bottles of wine, monster steaks, etched cutting boards and custom knives from Town Culter. In addition this year, Wines of Germany presents the Wood-Fired Ramen Bar featuring a notable chef, a Tartar Bar from Creekstone Farms, Wood-Fired Artisan Cheese Bar with California Artisan Cheese Guild and Foie Gras from Hudson Valley amongst many other delights. This is the eigth year in a row Heritage Fire has made its way to California. It is the nation’s only hyper-local, whole animal, live-fire outdoor culinary event cooking and serving 3,500+ pounds of heritage breed animals in celebration of agricultural and animal diversity.

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Where: CHARLES KRUG WINERY
CHARLES KRUG WINERY
2800 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
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When: Sunday, Aug. 21st

THE CREATORS

GA @4PM | VIP @3PM
ADAM SOBEL
Michael Mina Group
ADAM SOBEL
ALBERT PONZO
Le Sélect Bistro
ALBERT PONZO
ALEX LOVICK
Inglenook
ALEX LOVICK
BEN HORPEDAHL
Ella Dining Room and Bar
BEN HORPEDAHL
BRANDON KORF
Smokestack
BRANDON KORF
CRISTIANO
Creminelli
CRISTIANO
DAVE BUDWORTH
Marina Meats
DAVE BUDWORTH
DAVID KATZ
Panevino / Sub Rosa Salumi
DAVID KATZ
DEVIN KNELL
Devin Knell
DEVIN KNELL
DUSKIE ESTES
Zazu Kitchen
DUSKIE ESTES
ERIC ALEGRIA
Old World Rabbitry
ERIC ALEGRIA
ETHAN SPEIZER
Nuri
ETHAN SPEIZER
EVAN ALLUMBAUGH
Flour + Water
EVAN ALLUMBAUGH
FRANCIS ANG
Pinoy Heritage
FRANCIS ANG
GABRIEL PAREDES
Napa Valley
GABRIEL PAREDES
GREG LAKETEK
West Loop Salumi
GREG LAKETEK
JANE ANDERSON
Ella Dining Room and Bar
JANE ANDERSON
JIMMY GALLE
Gulfish
JIMMY GALLE
JONATHAN BOWNE
CA Artisan Cheese Guild
JONATHAN BOWNE
JOHN STEWART
Zazu Kitchen
JOHN STEWART
JOHN SUNDSTROM
Lark
JOHN SUNDSTROM
JOSH BALAGUE
Nuri
JOSH BALAGUE
JOSHUA SCHWARTZ
Del Dotto Vineyards
JOSHUA SCHWARTZ
JUSTIN KOENIG
Dirty Habit
JUSTIN KOENIG
KIM WISS
Antica Napa Valley
KIM WISS
LARRY FORGIONE
The Culinary Institute of America
LARRY FORGIONE

Chef Biography

MARC ZIMMERMAN

Marc started cooking at the age of fourteen in a tiny Italian restaurant in Indiana. Several years later, he began working for a Charlie Trotter alumnus named Steven Oakley who inspired him to attend culinary school and make cooking his life. Marc spent time in kitchens in New York and Las Vegas working for Nobu Matsuhisa and Guy Savoy before moving to San Francisco where he is currently Executive Chef at Alexander’s Steakhouse.

Farm Information

COW

MARLENE HILD
Napa Valley
MARLENE HILD
MATTHEW WILLIAMS
Ramen Gaijin
MATTHEW WILLIAMS
MICHAEL GINOR
Hudson Valley Foie Gras
MICHAEL GINOR
MICHAEL PASSMORE
Passmore Ranch
MICHAEL PASSMORE
MICHAEL RAFIDI
RN74
MICHAEL RAFIDI
MICHAEL THIEMANN
Mother / Empress Tavern
MICHAEL THIEMANN
MOISHE HAHN-SCHUMAN
Ramen Gaijin
MOISHE HAHN-SCHUMAN
NICOLAI LIPSCOMB
THE BATTERY
NICOLAI LIPSCOMB
PETER JACOBSEN
Jacobsen Orchards
PETER JACOBSEN
RAFAEL BARRERA
Rafael Barrera
RAFAEL BARRERA
RAVIN PATEL
Ella Dining Room and Bar
RAVIN PATEL
ROB LEVITT
THE BUTCHER & LARDER
ROB LEVITT
ROB LIND
Ella Dining Room and Bar
ROB LIND
ROBIN SONG
Junju
ROBIN SONG
ROGELIO GARCIA
THE COMMISSARY
ROGELIO GARCIA
SOPHINA UONG
Calavera
SOPHINA UONG
TIFFANY FRIEDMAN
Butter Root
TIFFANY FRIEDMAN
TIMON BALLOO
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
TIMON BALLOO
THOMAS MCNAUGHTON
Flour + Water
THOMAS MCNAUGHTON
TONY INCONTRO
Del Dotto Vineyards
TONY INCONTRO
TRACY SMACIARZ
Heritage Meats
TRACY SMACIARZ
BRADY LOWE
COCHON555 / PIGGY BANK
BRADY LOWE
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