Passion for Pork


Admin - Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Over 300 people attended City Palate magazine’s sold-out second annual Pig & Pinot Festival held at the Hotel Arts on June 20, 2012.

More than 10 chef tables competed for the Devine Swine trophy all using Spragg’s free-range pork. Bonnie and Greg Spragg, owners of Spragg’s Meat Shop in Rosemary, Alta. were honoured at this year’s Pig & Pinot Festival for their contribution to Calgary’s restaurant scene. Spragg’s supplies the city’s top restaurants including CHARCUT, Rouge and River Café

The Spraggs’ 1,000 hogs are all naturally fed and live outside year round. You can buy their pork at Spragg’s Meat Shop in Rosemary, the Calgary Farmers’ Market, Kingsland Farmers’ Market and the Millarville Farmers’ Market.

Mixed in with the pork stations were some of Calgary’s finest wine merchants and sommeliers – thus the pinot.  The event attracted an eclectic crowd of chefs, business executives, foodies, and even some beef ranchers’ wives who told their husbands they were having a girls’ night out. Not sure what the excuse was when they got home with bacon on their breaths.

Everyone had a wonderful time. Make sure to attend next year’s event!