For the Love of Pork, Lamb & Cocktails: February Texas Food Events

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Cochon 555
Sunday, February 8

Cochon 555 is coming to Houston, Texas to celebrate family farms, heritage breed pigs and today’s emerging chef community with 5 chefs, 5 pigs and 5 winemakers. Embark on a journey to the new hyper-local culinary landscape, one whole pig at a time. The tour is aligned with the modern-day good food movement — notable chefs, barrier-breaking women, artist-like butchers, spirited bartenders, top winemakers, brewers, distillers and brazen pastry talent working together to prepare an epic feast celebrating responsible family farming. Tickets and more information here.

Lamb Jam
Sunday, February 22

The American Lamb Jam is an epic tasting event and competition that brings together 16 talented local chefs to compete for your vote and the honor of Best Lamb Dish in Austin. Joining the chefs will be local breweries, winemakers and other local food artisans serving up tasty treats. Between bites, attendees can watch butcher demos, play in the interactive photo booth, meet local shepherds and concoct their very own lamb spice rub. Proceeds from Austin Lamb Jam will benefit The Austin Food & Wine Alliance. Purchase tickets now!

Official Drink of Austin
Thursday, February 26

Hosted by the Austin Food & Wine Alliance and Tipsy Texan. Six bar teams from local bars and restaurants will be selected in a rousing citywide competition to raise funds for culinary grants while trying to capture the title of Austin’s official drink. Information and tickets here.

Looking ahead to March…

Toast & Roast
Sunday, March 1

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas is thrilled to partner with Texas Monthly and Jessica Dupuy for an exclusive tasting of Texas Monthly’s Best Texas Wines of 2014! Join them to taste the twenty best Texas wines produced last year. Following an hour-long sip and stroll tasting, Chef John Bates of Noble Sandwich will roast up a feast of pig, goat, and lamb. Toast & Roast is the perfect opportunity to celebrate Texas Independence Weekend and to support our states growing wine industry. Purchase now.

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