Chef Sean Dent of Drago Events and Petersen Auto Museum hosted a bacchanal feast with top chefs and notable winemakers. The evening began with a wine reception filled with Black River Caviar and passed canapés. Keynote speaker Brady Lowe (founder of Cochon555, Taste Network, Piggy Bank) presented a Problem and Solution on how agriculture and technology can work together to support a better food future before dinner.
Chefs cooked select cuts of heritage pork Yakitori-style on hibachi grills while chefs prepare a family-style feast and winemakers pour magnums table-side. The night starts with passed bites, artisan cheeses from William Cofield Cheesemakers and house cured meats followed by a family-style feast. Guests are invited to bid on silent auction packages filled with cellared wines and gifts from wineries, restaurants and sponsors.
Guest chefs include Duskie Estes of Black Pig Meat Co. (formerly of zazu restaurant), Joshua Whigham of forthcoming Lapis (LA) and Anthony Sasso of Casa Mano / La Sirena (NYC).
Participating wineries include Lombardi Wines, Chenoweth Vineyards, Coursey Graves, Tongue Dancer Wines, Arista Wines, Ramey Wine Cellars, Lando Wines, Arcadian Winery, Davis Family Vineyards, Silver Oak Cellars, and Phifer Pavitt to name a few.