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Pigs Gone Wild. A Class Act.

No, this is not the latest sex-crazed, slapstick comedy from National Lampoon! This is New Heights’ “Pigs Gone Wild Swine and Wine Dinner,” Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Following on the heels of the rollicking sell out Polegri/Cox Gastronomic Reunion Fete last month, the four-course Pigs Gone Wild Swine and Wine Dinner is the second in New Heights’ winter line up of unique epicurean special event dinners and wine pairings. As the theme suggests, this event celebrates the savory virtues of succulent pig and kin.

Executive Chef Logan Cox goes whole hog with the theme. He even based the hors d’oeuvres on the delectable foods wild pig like to forage on.

Hors d’oeuvres include poached quail egg with black truffles and cabbage, a walnut custard with fried sage and pickled grapes, and “cornmeal mash,” a crispy cornmeal, chive fritter topped by radish greens.

The four courses that follow each display a different way to exploit the bountiful flavors of pork. The Turnip Green Veloute is warm, silky soup of turnip greens garnished with crispy brawn, braised tails, and prunes. Next, the white wine, coriander and ginger braised Pork Cheeks 2 Ways spooned over a ragu of guanciale, spaghetti squash and celery leaves. The last of the main course samples is nothing short of sublime: Bacon wrapped Pork Loin with pickled wild boar, cerignola olives, preserved lemon, rutabaga, and fennel pollen. The pickled boar side here is unique to New Heights because it comes from the ancestral recipe box belonging to my grandmother.

Pastry Chef Yasmine Sandhu answers Chef Cox’s sumptuous spread with an adaptation of the classic French dessert: Bacon Napoleon with Roasted Peanut Butter Mousse, Bacon Phyllo Crisps, Smoked Chocolate Caramel, "Millionaire's Bacon."

New Heights’ Pigs Gone Wild Swine and Wine Dinner, Wednesday, March 10, 6:30 PM, at $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Reservations suggested.

Reserve by phone at 202.234.4110 or online at www.newheightsrestaurant.com

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The price does include a special wine pairing with each course as well as a cocktail you can choose to sip on while everyone enjoys (hopefully!) the hor's deurves.

Hope to see you there!

This sounds fantastic! Does the price include any wines, or is there a wine pairing option?

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