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Sunday, December 20, 2009
We're Going Hog Wild and Pig Crazy!
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Sycamore and Slow Food Katy Trail are going hog wild and pig crazy on Sunday, January 24 at Sycamore. At 5 p.m. that evening, we will begin our feast of the nine-course "whole-hog" dinner prepared by chef/owner Mike Odette (see menu below to start salivating).
This special fundraiser for Slow Food Katy Trail's Farm-to-School program will feature the incomparably delicious heritage Berkshire pork from Newman Farm in Myrtle, Missouri (way south in the Ozarks).
Odette, who first was introduced to Newman Farm pork when cooking for Slow Food Katy Trail's "Dinner in the Vineyard" last June, says it tastes the way pork used to taste a long time ago. "It's so flavorful that I hardly need to season it."
"Newman Farm pork is the best pork in the USA," says Patrick Martins, founder of Slow Food USA and more recently, Heritage Foods USA (an independent company that connects some of the finest restaurants in the country with small breeders of non-commodity meats).
"By respecting nature's way and allowing the pigs to range freely, and because they are fed nothing artificial, the pigs acquire excellent marbling that this country's greatest chefs swear by."
It's a special honor that Newman Farm owners, Mark and Rita Newman, will be joining us at the event. They're proud to have their pork on the menus of the nation's finest restaurants, from New York to San Francisco and at many spots in between. (http://www.missourilife.com/Missouri-Life/October-November-2009/Hog-Heaven/)
The $85 per-ticket price includes wine, locally brewed beer, tax and tip.
Tickets are available ONLY online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/93185