It’s time for a ~PIG HOOTENANNY~, and not just any pig, but SOME PIG! Sam Mogannam of Bi-Rite Market says, “Come meet Jude Becker from Becker Lane Organic Farm in Dyersville, Iowa. Bill Niman (formerly of Niman Ranch, now of BN Ranch) is now representing pork exclusively from Jude’s ranch. The average age of Iowa Hog Farmers is 63. Jude just turned 32, took over his family’s pork business 10 years ago, and is a visionary leader in the new generation of hog farmers. We talk about love, passion, and integrity at Bi-Rite, and Jude Becker has it all. Bill Niman and many Bay Area chefs consider this to be the best pork in the country.
“We’ll be featuring the Becker Lane Organic Pork prepared four ways: cured, smoked, roasted, and braised. The ticket price also includes a glass of Bi-Rite’s 2001 18th Street Syrah.
“This will be a great opportunity to meet the rancher, learn about the pork, ask questions, and most importantly—taste it!”
NOTE: If you’re in the East Bay, on Wednesday December 3rd, Jude will be doing a meet and greet at Eccolo from 6pm–8pm, and there will be some Becker Lane pork Ã la carte dishes. On Thursday December 4th, Pizzaiolo will be doing a prix-fixe Becker Lane pork dinner at 8:30pm for $75 (wine included).
Meat the Rancher
Fri. Dec. 5, 2008
593 Guerrero St.
Cross: 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Three time slots are available: 6–7pm, 7–8pm, and 8–9pm.
$15 in advance
$20 at the door
(18 Reasons members receive a $5 discount)