PIGSTOCK is a unique day celebrating the mangalitsa pig, a special heritage breed that grows a thick woolly coat similar to that of a sheep. This furry little creature is celebrated the world over for it’s juicy, strong flavour.
Due to extenuating circumstances, PIGSTOCK 2017 has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for PIGSTOCK 2018.
This unique collaborative dinner brings together CHEF ALBERT PONZO and CHEF JON VETTRAINO of Backhouse, alongside FEAST ON CERTIFIED CHEFS Jason Bangerter of Langdon Hall, Chef Aaron Carley of the Bruce Hotel, Eric Boyar of Six Thirty Nine, Ross Midgley of Ravine Vineyard, Carl Heinrich of Richmond Station, and Laura Maxwell of Le Select Bistro, for a night of revelry around a grande choucroute. A choucroute is an Alsatian dish of sauerkraut, plump sausages, heritage pork and wild juniper berries. Traditionally, it’s a shared feast with no fixed recipe but instead, infused with tradition and inspired by the land from whence it came.
More chefs being announced soon!
FEATURING CHEF ALBERT PONZO + CELEBRATED BUTCHERY EXPERTS, CHRISTOPH & ISABEL WIESNER
This full day of workshop is meant for professionals working in food-related businesses—restaurants, butcher shops, farms, grocery stores, bars, breweries, etc.—who want to learn how to safely and successfully incorporate responsible meat sourcing, as well as whole animal butchery and utilization into their business models.
Attendees are not required to have butchery experience, but you do need to work within the food industry in some capacity. We will make exceptions for advanced home chefs to attend, but know that the focus of the workshop will be at the professional level. In order to give students an intimate, hands-on experience, the workshop will be limited to 24 attendees.
The sow for this event was generously donated by SYLVANIA FARMS in Niagara.
Sylvania Farms is a working family farm. We are nestled in Niagara’s Wine Country surrounded by orchards, vineyards and horse farms. Enjoying life on the farm are Mangalitsa pigs, Saanen and Boer goats, Dexter cattle along with a variety of heritage chickens. Minding the homestead are our friendly Komondor dogs.
The farm prides itself on a simple, old fashioned way of raising animals and working the land. All the animals are pasture raised and fed a strictly non-GMO vegetable diet without growth hormones or antibiotics.