Events / Dinner

Maialata: Celebration of the Pig

Sat, February 24, 2018

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Ben Pflaumer

Osteria Morini, Washington, D.C.

BJ Lieberman

Rose’s Luxury and Little Pearl, Washington, D.C.

Daniel Perron

Whaley’s, Washington D.C.

Ryan Ratino

Bresca, Washington, D.C.

Alex Levin

Schlow Restaurant Group, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

Hristo Zisovski

Altamarea Group, NYC

Each winter, villages across Italy come together for the Maialata, a whole-hog feast celebrating the animal’s gift of life to the community. For this special Beard House rendition, Ben Pflaumer of Osteria Morini joins some of Washington, D.C.’s most esteemed chefs to present a decadent and delicious porcine fête. 

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Cheese and Crackers > Bacon–Cabot Cheddar Cheese Whiz with Pork Fat Biscuit Crackers, Country Ham, Jalapeños, Apples, and Thyme

Terrina di Testa > Head Cheese with Crispy Pork Skin, Salsa Verde, and Cannellini Beans

Clams Casino with 'Nduja, Crispy Focaccia, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Pork Liver Pastrami with Mustard and Kraut on Rye Bread 

Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rosé NV


Grilled Thai Blade Steak with Nam Prik Slaw, Chicharrones, and Lime Leaves

Dönnhoff Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl Riesling Kabinett 2016 

Tortellacci alla Norcia > Black Truffle and Sausage–Filled Ravioli with Black Trumpet Mushrooms, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Renato Fenocchio Spetacôl Langhe Nebbiolo 2016 (Piemonte, Italy)

Braised Pork Belly with Wild Shrimp, Anson Mills Polenta di Riso, Wild Spring Onions, Fava Beans, and Pig Skin Furikake

Villa Russiz Merlot 2015

Smoked Pork Loin with Radicchio, Last Year’s Mulberries, Beetroot, and Horseradish

Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel 2015 

Pot Brownie–Gelato Sundae > Molten Brownie with Chocolate and Vanilla Gelato, Crunchy Toffee, Hazelnut Brittle, and Candied Bacon

Niepoort Colheita Porto 2005

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