South Texas Heritage Pork Presents A First-Ever
Fall Harvest Dinner with Texas’ Top Chefs
Join Texas’ first Animal Welfare Approved pork farm, South Texas Heritage Pork, for a unique dining experience with an all-star culinary team and expert foragers. Chefs from Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio will gather and harvest local wild edibles and pair them with amazing, pasture raised heritage pork for a truly one-of-a-kind event. The pigs roam freely on the farm daily, and the available wild edibles make up a large part of their diet. Because of this spread, the flavor profiles of meat harvested from these animals comes directly from this wildly unique collection of South Texas plants. Chefs will explore this vibrant 100-acre farmland and create a family style menu from foraged ingredients as well as implementing seasonal items, including free range heritage chicken eggs and artisanal raw milk cheese from a local purveyor. The lucky swine selected to provide the protein for the evening will be finished on freshly ground peanut hay soaked in fresh whey from the same cheese aficionado. This sustainable meal will be accompanied by special guest Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen from Foraging Texas, a blog dedicated to the craft and science of foraging in the great state of Texas. Merriwether will be dining with guests and answering questions regarding foraging to further deepen diners’ appreciation of the labor of this incredible collection of chefs.
Matt McCallister – FT33, Dallas, TX
Randy Rucker – Bramble, Houston, TX
Luca Della Casa – Nosh & Silo, San Antonio, TX
Gabriel Ibarra – Cappy’s, San Antonio, TX
Andrew Wiseheart – Contigo, Austin, TX
Robbie Nowlin- San Antonio, TX
Jeret Pena of The Brooklynite, San Antonio, TX will be preparing a farm-to-tin inspired cocktail.
Date: December 1, 2014 6:30pm-9:30pm
Address: 2890 Lucas Rd. Floresville, TX 78114
Tickets: $125 a seat all proceeds are benefitting the farm, and can be purchased here:
Wine and Spirits: Donated by The Botanist Gin and Classified Wine & Spirits
About South Texas Heritage Pork: Set within the green pastures of South Texas, South Texas Heritage Pork is providing the state’s only Animal Welfare Approved, pastured, all natural, heritage pork of its kind. With a mission to educate people on the value of heritage pork raised naturally and to provide the best quality, best tasting pork available, and more importantly to preserve the heritage breeds. Whether it is raising heritage hogs or breeding and caring tenderly for their pigs, South Texas Heritage Pork believes in the number one priority being that of their pigs. They grow them the old fashioned way, with no use of growth hormones, stimulants, or unnecessary antibiotics, ever. Inherently, succulent, incredibly flavorful pork is the end result of such tender, loving care. Their pork can be found in San Antonio at The Pearl Farmer’s Market, Jason Dady Restaurants and LUKE, as well as Barley Swine in Austin. For more information please visit: http://www.