Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pigs, Honey and an Iron Chef

Posted By on Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 3:30 PM

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Look out HoneyBaked Ham Company. Reigning Tucson Iron Chef Ryan Clark - executive chef at Lodge on the Desert - and local gardener, sommelier and bee-keeper Noel Patterson are teaming up for an event that takes pairing sweetness and swine to a whole new level:

Ryan will be roasting a whole pig in a La Caja China box. You’ll get to see part of the process, as well as chat with him.

All dishes will feature honey from Dos Manos Apiaries. Noel Patterson, owner of Dos Manos Apiaries will be on hand to talk honey, bees, and will have plenty of honey for sale, as well.

Main Dish
Whole Pig Roast, Honey + Lavender Marinate
3 Condiments: chili-honey, honey-mustard and honey-BBQ

Sides
Seasonal Salad
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Grilled Vegetables

Dessert
Mesquite Honey Cup Cakes

Cocktails - Each entry receives two drink tickets, all cocktails $5 afterwards

The Buzz
Local Honey Aged Bourbon, Honey Comb Bitters, Sweet Vermouth

Bee Sting
Organic Grapefruit Vodka, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Cardamom-Honey Syrup

Bee’s Knees
Bombay Gin, Lemon Juice, Honey Syrup

The event is being put on by local food blogger Tucson Foodie. It goes down Thursday, Sept. 5, and tickets - which can be purchased here - will run you $30.

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