What happens when you gather 35 different chefs from across the country and put them in a winery with 3,000 pounds of heritage breed animals?
We discovered the answer at yesterday’s Cochon Heritage Fire in the Napa Valley, where the likes of Tyler Florence and Duskie Estes came together to celebrate family farming and spotlight outdoor cooking techniques. Guests flitted between dry-aged beef, spit-roasted goat, chicken cooked over an open flame, smoked turkey, rabbit, and even octopus. The result, it goes without saying, was an epic meal.
Heritage Fire founder Brady Lowe explained why he created the event. “I’m passionate about promoting food sources that support a more natural, sustainable food system. One event cannot change the system, but together we can celebrate the chefs and farmers who continue to tilt the scales back towards responsibly grown food,” he said.
As a national sponsor of Heritage Fire and the Cochon Tour for the past two years, the Williams-Sonoma team was on hand to partake in all the eating and drinking. Take a look at the some snapshots from the event below, and purchase tickets for Cochon’s other upcoming national events.