This Weekend in Napa, Primal Celebrates the Art of the Hack

At last year's Primal, a guest grabs a knife and lends a hand.
​A bunch of butchers and chefs will be wielding cleavers against major protein at Primal in Napa this weekend, a repeat of last year's event in the same outdoor location. A bacon taste-off is planned, and expect a slew of oysters and meat-centric nibbles. Adult beverages provided by the Alembic and Magnolia, with wines from several local boutique wineries. The partial chef and meat-cutter lineup includes Ryan Farr, Dave the Butcher, Todd Humphries (Martini House), Duskie Estes (zazu restaurant + farm / bovolo), Peter McNee (Poggio), Mark Pasternak (Devil's Gulch Ranch), Aaron London (Ubuntu), and Matt Kerley (Magnolia Brew Pub). Some of the proceeds benefit a local vocational firefighter training program for youth.

Primal Napa
When: Sat., Sept. 25, 2-7 p.m.
Where: Chase Cellars at Hayne Vineyard, 2252 Sulphur Springs (at Crane), St. Helena
Cost: $75; $125 (VIP)
Tickets: Online at the Primal Web page

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