Cochon Heritage Fire - Napa - Charles Krug

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Heritage Fire is back!

Now in its eight year, the whole animal, live-fire and outdoor food and wine event will return to Charles Krug Winery (St. Helena) on August 21, 2016.

Please be sure you’re not hungry before reading on…

Heritage and heirloom foods you’ll find at Heritage Fire Napa: dry-aged beef, whole pigs, lamb, goat, squab, rabbit, duck, fish, chicken, artisan cheeses, oysters, and heirloom vegetables.

Some of the local chefs scheduled to participate include:

  • Jason Kupper of Heritage Eats (Napa)
  • Thomas McNaughton and Evan Allumbaugh of Flour + Water (SF)
  • Adam Sobel of Michael Mina Group (SF)
  • Marc Zimmerman of Alexander’s Steakhouse (SF)
  • David Bazirgan of Dirty Habit (SF)
  • Peter Jacobsen of Jacobsen Orchards (Napa)
  • Trevor Kunk of Press (Napa)
  • Sophina Uong of Calavera (OAK)
  • Nicolai Lipscomb of The Battery (SF)

Chefs from cities across the country including Toronto, Miami, Chicago and New York will also serve up whole hog and pork goodness.

“It’s always an honor to host Heritage Fire in St. Helena,” says Brady Lowe, Founder of Cochon555. “And to have amazing partners like Charles Krug, and the Napa Valley welcome us for this special weekend means things are really heating up this summer. We’re putting the spotlight on heritage species, responsible agriculture, and amazing chefs. St. Helena is now home to Cochon555’s best expression of live-event immersion in the good food movement featuring the best chefs, farmers and sponsors around the country. Guests can expect an epic culinary experience paired with the region’s best wines; this is eating and drinking for a cause.”

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Cochon Heritage Fire, Napa Valley
Cochon Heritage Fire, Napa Valley

By Cochon555

Where:  Charles Krug Winery, 2800 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574

When:  Sunday, August 21, 2016

VIP Admission: 4PM

General Admission: 5PM

Tickets: $125 General Admission

Per organizers:

“Heritage Fire Napa Valley will showcase over 50 notable chefs and butchers, each grilling heritage breed animals en plein air amongst the area’s impressionistic hills and vineyards. The event features responsibly raised food and traditional outdoor cooking techniques, paired with free-flowing wines from more than 35 boutique producers, craft beers from Magnolia Brewing, and small-batch Common ciders. The list of heritage and heirloom foods includes dry-aged beef, whole pigs, lamb, goat, squab, rabbit, duck, fish, chicken, artisan cheeses, oysters, and heirloom vegetables.”

Heritage Fire Napa Valley takes place August 25, 2016 with tickets available now for $125.

ALSO SEE: The art of whole animal cooking and eating

To get yourself in a piggy frame of mind, check out this episode with Loni Stark as she ventures to Charles Krug Winery for a little Heritage Fire magic:

WATCH: Heritage Fire Napa with Loni Stark

With Loni Stark in Napa Valley.

Monica Turner
Contributor to Stark Insider for tech, the arts and All Things West Coast for over 10 years.