Meat over the fire at Cochon Heritage Fire in 2014. Photo by Galdones Photography, courtesy of Cochon Heritage.
The outdoor, open-fire meat fest ~COCHON HERITAGE FIRE~ is happening at Charles Krug in St. Helena this Sunday August 2nd. The meat-tastic party is part of the Cochon 555 national tour, which aims to celebrate and promote chefs who are using responsible, sustainable, and quality ingredients in their cooking. The Heritage Fire party focuses on meats cooked over open fire, in a most idyllic Wine Country setting. Featured meat items include smoked duck, dry-aged beef, spit-roasted rabbit, and roasted goat. There will also be seafood, including oysters and clams, plus cheeses, grilled vegetables, and more. In all, more than 3,000 pounds of meat will be served during Sunday’s event.
As for who’s actually doing all this cooking, more than 25 local chefs will be participating, including Sophina Uong (Revival), Adam Sobel (RN74), Robin Song (Hog & Rocks), Chris Marchino (Cotogna), and Kim Weiss (Antica Napa Valley), to name just a few. This being Wine Country, of course, there will be plenty of wine, including selections from both California wineries like Clif Family, Cornerstone, and Charles Krug, as well as a selection of German wines from Wines of Germany. In addition to all the food and beverages, there will also be fun activities, including lawn games, butchery demonstrations, and more.
The party runs from 4pm-7pm, and tickets are $100 for general admission or $160 for VIP, which includes entry at 3pm, some exclusive dishes, and access to the magnum wine bar. 2800 Main St. at Deer Park, St. Helena, 707-967-2200.