Austin Food & Wine Alliance Releases Wine & Swine Menu

Pork-centric feast returns with a new twist

Photo by MAX Photography/ courtesy of AFWA

Y’all might not know it yet, but on November 20, you’re gonna let out a slow daaaannnnnggggg! That’s because 22 chefs will be converging on Star Hill Ranch for Wine & Swine in the Hill Country to compete for $1,500 from Tender Belly and raise funds for Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s culinary grant program.

This year, the annual pork bacchanalia has a New Orleans twist with visiting chef Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon and French Quarter mixologist Chris Hannah of Arnaud’s French 75 joining Texas greats like Bryce Gilmore, Aaron Franklin, and Jason Dady in one of the year’s can’t miss events. The Gulf Coast Playboys will be providing dancing music and if you need some lagniappe, the Geraldine’s team will be serving up the 2016 Official Drink of Austin, Far From the Tree.

Photo by MAX Photography/ courtesy of AFWA

Tickets are still available, but are going fast, so all that "forever hold your peace" stuff applies. And if you need some more convincing, check out the menu below.

Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, pork steak and sausage gumbo
Michael Fojtasek of Olamaie, pulled pork with apple slaw and butternut butter
Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon (New Orleans), pork belly, pickled and grilled cabbage and bacon slaw on a potato roll
Bryce Gilmore of Odd Duck, slow cooked pig with seasonal garnishes
John Bates of Noble Sandwich Co., Cajun fried pork tenderloin on a lard biscuit
Adam Brick and Taylor Hall of Apis Restaurant & Apiary (Spicewood), “nduja" boudin on grilled sourdough and pork shoulder “tasso" remoulade
Pieter Sypesteyn of The Cookhouse (San Antonio), whole gator and hog sauce piquant
Andrew Wiseheart of Chicon and Contigo, whole hog gumbo
David Norman of Easy Tiger, flammekuchen (tarte flambé), Alsatian flatbread with fromage blanc, onions and lardons

Photo by MAX Photography/ courtesy of AFWA
Jason Dady of Jason Dady Restaurants (San Antonio), fire-roasted porchetta with Creole crawfish sauce
Alma Alcocer-Thomas of El Alma Café, porchetta and salsa verde with habanero bacon cornbread
Ted Prater of Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, smoked Cajun boudin, red beans, and rice
Misti Norris of Heritage Table (Dallas), pecan-smoked pork ribs, roux, puffed rice, and pickles
Lynzy Moran of Baton Creole, alligator cornbread topped with house boudin and a creamy mustard sauce
Amy Eubanks of Whole Foods Market, liver, rice, and onion sausage with sauerkraut, apples, and mustard
Jorge Hernandez of The Brewer’s Table, grilled trotter with garden gremolata
Ben Runkle of Salt & Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria, salt baked ham with hoja santa gremolata and savory beignets
Azhar Mohammad of The Carillon, pork belly poboy, shrimp, and celeriac remoulade
Susana Querejazu of Barley Swine, sweet potato Bourbon bread pudding
Erica Waksmunski of parkside, bananas foster with vanilla cream
Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar (Houston), fried king cake ice cream

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