Lawman-in-law recently celebrated a big birthday. He's near impossible to shop for, so I was super excited when it dawned on me that I didn't have to get him a "thing" for his birthday. I could get him an experience like a day eating his favorite meat (piggy) cooked by 25 of the top chefs in the city. Tie on your bib, Little B, we're going to Pig Island...
This year's Pig Island will be held on Governor's Island on Saturday, September 1st. From 11:30am until 4:30pm attendees will feast on 80 (!) locally sourced piggies. There will be beer from Sixpoint and local cider and wine pairings.
Here are some of the confirmed chefs:
Chef Dale Talde of Talde & Pork Slope, Anthony Sasso from Casa Mono, John Stage from Dinosaur BBQ, King Phojanakong from Kuma Inn & Umi Nom), Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo & Fort Reno, King Phojanakong from Kuma Inn & Umi Nom), Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s No. 43 and more!
I. AM. SO. EXCITED.
Early bird tickets for all the booze and all the pigs are still on sale for $70 until next, Monday, 8/27 when the price jumps to $85. This week I'm going to a press preview, so I'll keep you posted on all the piggy news that fits. In the meantime you can keep tabs on Pig Island via twitter @ilikepig.
SIDE NOTE: There's going to be a blogger BBQ sauce competition at the press preview...I've never made BBQ sauce. I'm a little scared. Any and all tips and suggestions are most definitely welcome!