October 27, 2009

October 27, 2009



On Saturday November 7th in Napa, Taste Network presents ~PRIMAL~, an outdoor gathering of local butchers and chefs preparing a bounty of heritage meats from Hudson Ranch over hardwood fires from 3pm—7pm. (The only thing keeping me away from this event is I'll be busy hosting my annual birthday dinner party blowout that night!)

Held at Chase Cellars' Hayne Vineyard, guests will be able to explore local flavors from chefs and butchers and sample great California wines. Chefs include Chris Cosentino of Incanto/Boccalone, Staffan Terje of Perbacco, Taylor Boetticher of Fatted Calf, Avedano's Butchers SF, Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats, Star Meats Berkeley, and Jeremy Fox of Ubuntu.

I have one pair of VIP tickets to give away to one lucky winner! tablehopper readers can enter to win by forwarding this week's tablehopper newsletter to two buddies, but even more would be so very fabulous. Just tell your friends why they would dig a subscription to the tablehopper e-column (not a blog!), or point out an event or happening that you think your friend would like, like this one. Simply CC or BCC luckyme [at] tablehopper [dot] com so I know you sent it—I promise I won't use anyone's email address.

Deadline to enter is midnight Friday October 30th—I'll notify the winner over the weekend. Good luck!

In case you want to saddle up for tickets now, general admission tickets are $65; and VIP tickets are $100 and include reserve wines, wood-fired oysters, Benton's bacon, grilled artisan cheeses, and cocktails by Alembic's Daniel Hyatt. Visit artofthebutcher.com for additional information and tickets.