Pigs Fly supports the culinary community near and far by attending, sponsoring and/or spreading the good word about fun foodie events worthy of your attention.
Check back frequently and sync your calendars to these delicious dates.

Thursday 01.27.2011 - 01.29.2011
13th Annual Master Chef Classic
Beaver Creek, CO
The Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado is hosting the 13th Annual Master Chef Classic. The weekend’s events include a Master Chef challenge, cooking classes, wine and spirits seminars, and the Grand Tasting event. Beaver Creek chefs will be joined by guest chefs such as Ming Tsai, Cat Cora, François Payard (Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro in Las Vegas), Michael Psilakis (Kefi in New York), Joey Campanaro (Kenmare in New York), and Hidekazu Tojo (Tojo’s in Vancouver). Various ticket and package deals are available. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bright Future Foundation. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.beavercreek.com/masterchefclassic or call 888-920-ARTS.

Saturday 01.29.2011 - 01.26.2011
Napa Valley Mustard Festival
Napa Valley, CA
Celebrate all that Mustard Season has to offer with plenty of food, wine, art, entertainment and cultural activities staged throughout the world-famous Napa Valley grape-growing region. The Napa Valley Mustard Festival is a non-profit community service organization bringing visitors to Napa Valley from January to March, encouraging them to explore the arts, culture and agriculture of Napa Valley. Check back soon for specific details. For more details and a schedule of events, visit www.mustardfestival.org or call 707-938-1133.
Monday 01.31.2011
Emilia Romagna Experience at Jasper’s
Kansas City, Missouri
Chef and Owner Jasper Mirabile, Jr. will be hosting a new ‘Experience Dinner’ at Jasper’s featuring the regions of Bologna, Parma and Modena. The ‘Experience Dinner’ is a multi-course dinner, including sparkling Italian beverage, cooking demonstration and history lesson relevant to the delicious spread being prepared. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Reservations are $45.00 per person plus tax and gratuity and can be made by calling Jasper’s at 816-941-6600.
For more information visit www.jasperskc.com.
Thursday 02.24.2011
10th Annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Miami, Florida
Foodies and wine connoisseurs love the annual South Beach Food & Wine Festival where world-renowned chefs and internationally acclaimed vintners treat guests with their cooking demonstrations, wine seminars and educational discussions. For the festival's tenth year, participants will include Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray, Masaharu Morimoto and Paula Deen. Among the highlights are: Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ presented by Allen Brothers hosted by Bobby Flay and Friends; the Let Them Eat Cake 10th Year Anniversary Party hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Martha Stewart; Dim Sum & Disco at the Setai hosted by Ming Tsai; Italian in Paradise hosted by Giada De Laurentiis; and Domaines Barons de Rothschild with Baron Eric de Rothschild. For a full list of activities, guest chefs and ticket prices and to purchase tickets, visit 2011.sobefest.com.
Thursday 03.03.2011 - 03.06.2011
Paris Cookbook Fair 2011
Paris, France
Cookbook connoisseurs, authors and publishers all unite at the Paris Cookbook Fair in conjunction with the 2011 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, rewarding the best cookbooks in the world from more than 140 countries. Learn about the global cookbook market, promote international cooking, discuss new food trends and peruse more than 4,000 titles at Le 104 in Paris. Bookshops, cellars and workshops will be showcased while ideas, conferences, recipes and tips will be shared daily. This year, chef Alain Dutournier will be the President of Honor, while Italy will be the guest country. The main food focus of 2011 is cheese and the key topic will be street food. For more information, visit www.cookbookfair.com.

Sunday 03.27.2011 - 03.28.2011
31st Annual Wurstfest
Hermann, Missouri
The "best of the wurst" is celebrated at the annual Wurstfest. Sample and purchase Old-World delights like bratwurst, leberwurst, schwartenmagen and sommer sausage. All events will be held in the Pavilion at Stone Hill Winery and at the Hermannhof Festhalle. Live German music, sausage-making contests, a brat knot-tying contest, a "whole hog sausage breakfast," crafts, wine tastings and more. For more information, call 800-932-8687 or visit www.hermannmissouri.com.
Thursday 04.28.2011
15th Annual Forks & Corks
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City’s own Harvester’s, a community food bank, hosts its annual event to raise money for the hungry in Kansas City. Attendees can participate in a silent auction and enjoy the tasty tidbits and libations from local restaurants, breweries, hotels and casinos. Tickets for Forks & Corks 2011 can be purchased fro $85.00 per person, online at www.harvesters.org.

Thursday 04.28.2011 - 05.01.2011
4th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Pebble Beach, CA
This four-day gastronomical event will bring together distinguished wineries and chefs from around the world to the coastline of California for a variety of luncheons, dinners, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings. Experience delectable meals and exclusive cooking demonstrations from a variety of world class chefs. The event includes 25 celebrity chefs and 250 wineries in a selection of luxurious venues throughout scenic Pebble Beach. Highlights of the event include the Lexus Opening Night Reception at The Inn at Spanish Bay, and a series of decadent five-course meals prepared by world-renowned chefs. For information and reservations visit www.pebblebeachfoodandwine.com or call