Pigs & Pinot guest chefs will be divided into two talent-packed teams. This Iron Chef style competition will be hosted by the food loving actor and comedian, Mario Cantone. Prepare yourself for some lively commentary. The two teams will be given a whole pig, which they will use to create two distinct dishes, along with ingredients they can find at The Matheson. Chefs Charlie Palmer and Dustin Valette will jump in to help for this all hands on deck cook off. Chef Scott Romano will join Charlie as our resident butcher. A pork-loving judging panel will determine the winning team. And yes, the audience gets to taste, too.
This year’s Tournament of the Pig will take place at Dustin Valette’s The Matheson.
NOTE: Tournament of the Pig tickets are exclusive to Pigs & Pinot Weekend Lodging Packages and à la carte tickets will NOT be sold to these events.
The Matheson is Sonoma County’s acclaimed food & wine experience located in the heart of Downtown Healdsburg. Helmed by renowned Chef and Owner, Dustin Valette, guests are welcomed to enjoy multiple unique restaurant/bar concepts all under one roof – from an upscale restaurant featuring modern Wine Country cuisine, to a bar lounge, complete with a Wine Wall featuring 88 wines on tap.
Upstairs, Roof 106 offers guests an open-air restaurant and cocktail lounge, with indoor dining options available. Every dish and libation is prepared with finesse and celebrates local artisans and the expansive surrounding region, while the food, cocktail and wine menus rotate with the changing micro-seasons, offering a unique experience with each visit.Go to website