This Way In >>

Whole Hog dinner at Restaurant AVA on Sunday from chefs Randall Copeland, Scott Romano, Matt McCallister and Chad Bowen


If I wasn’t going to be at a steer roast this Sunday, I’d definitely be at Restaurant AVA, in Rockwall, for this big pig dinner. Five of my favorite chefs–Randall Copeland and Nathan Tate (AVA, cooking tenderloin and trotters), Scott Romano (formerly of Charlie Palmer, cooking belly), Matt McCallsiter (of FT33, cooking head) and Chad Bowen (Culpepper’s, cooking loin) are collaborating on a pig free-for-all (well, $49-for-all, actually).

$49 buys you a seat at AVA’s six-course whole hog dinner at 6:30 pm on Sunday, April 22. Copeland purchased the hog from the Rockwall 4H and FFA livestock auction last month.   “So we invited a few chef friends to come and help us cook a wonderful dinner celebrating the greatness that is pork,” writes Copeland.  “Each chef chose a specific cut of the pig and will be creating his own dish using it.” What’s the lineup?

Baste yourself in something BYOB (bring something good).

You’ll need a reservation, so phone 469-698-9920.

 

Recently Published

»

The founder of Del Frisco’s is launching a new steakhouse in DFW. Here’s the opening date.

The co-founder of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle ...

»

Former Mansion on Turtle Creek chef Bruno Davaillon debuts Bullion tonight – and it’s exactly the kind of restaurant you want to eat at right now

  Modern French cooking from a ...

»

Chef Samir Dhurandhar intros $200 prime steak at Nick & Sam’s to honor Dirk Nowitzki

Samir Dhurandhar intro'd a 3 1/2 pound prime steak to the ...

»

Get ready: Here’s the secret opening date for fancy French restaurant Bullion, from former Mansion chef Bruno Davaillon

CONFIRMED: Bullion will open for dinner on Friday, November 17. Now ...

»

Get to One90 Smoked Meats in East Dallas before the TV crowds find them

BBQ enthusiasts (and now restaurateurs) Kyle St. Clair, Adam ...

»

Zoli’s NY Pizza is now open! Square and round pies with no floppy tips!

If the floppy tipped VPN pizzas at Cane Rosso in  Dallas ...

»

Aaron Staudenmaier, chef of Lovers Seafood & Market, jumps ship for Whiskey Cake Kitchen

Lovers Seafood & Market is fishing for a new chef. Opening chef ...

»

Hot Joy, pop-up from San Antonio, has shut down

Barely three months old, Hot Joy is no longer a hot mess. Instead, ...

»

Your new favorite chicken biscuit is this gem, and it’s the best $5 weekend breakfast in town

Even with a core set of dedicated regular customers, Dish ...