A Sizzlin’ Offer for Pig Lovers

Presenting a courtesy listing from our foodie friends…


BeautifulPlaces, wine country villa rentals, has teamed up with “Next Iron Chef” Contestant Duskie Estes and John Stewart, owners of Zazu and Bavolo restaurants, for a SWINE AND WINE promotion.

Go ‘hog’ wild in the wine country this year and get a ‘sizzling’ deal.

Rent a wine country villa from BeautifulPlaces, the leading villa and epicurean travel company in Napa and Sonoma, and receive a Swine and Wine Gift Package created exclusively by Duskie Estes and John Stewart, owners of top Sonoma restaurants Zazu and Bavolo and purveyors of the famed Black Pig Meat Company.

Each Swine and Wine Package features a gift basket placed in the villa with:

  1. Two packages of famed Black Pig Bacon
  2. Two bottles of Black Pig Pinot
  3. Two bottles of Blanc Pig wine
  4. Two Jars of Pinot Noir Rub
  5. Two Black Pig Meat Company T-Shirts
  6. $25 Dining Credit at Zazu or Bavolo restaurants
  7. Selection of Personal Recipes from Chef Duskie

Available on select villas November 1 – May 15 (not valid Thanksgiving week), minimum stay 3 nights, new bookings only, reservations must be made by April 15, 2011. For further information and reservations, visit www.beautiful-places.com or call 1-800-495-9961

About Chef Duskie Estes and John Stewart (www.blackpigmeatco.com) :
The couple own and run two notable restaurants in the Northern California wine country: Zazu Restaurant + Farm in Santa Rosa and Bavolo in Healdsburg both known for their use of local ingredients and a strict ‘farm to table’ philosophy. Chef Duskie was a contestant on Food Network Challenge and is one of the competitors on this season’s “Next Iron Chef”. John, a rock star salumist, produces their Black Pig Meat Company bacon and salami made from heritage breed, raised without antibiotics and hormones and roam free range. The bacon is dry cured with brown sugar for up to 21 days and then finished with applewood smoking for about 12 hours.

About BeautifulPlaces :
SAVOR LIFE! BeautifulPlaces (www.beautiful-places.com) has created a new dimension in travel offering guests an authentic lifestyle experience in a variety of prime destinations around the world – the wine regions of Northern California, France and Italy…the resort areas of Mexico, Palm Beach and the Bahamas. In addition to a select portfolio of villa and estates rentals, BeautifulPlaces’ concierge division handles all personal arrangements; plans custom itineraries; creates exclusive experiences and hands on activities for guests; and provides insider tips about the destination. BeautifulPlaces represents the finest international real estate with properties to suit all tastes from mountain top architectural wonders to classic historic villas to lush vineyard estates to charming family homes. Unlike hotels, a villa stay ensures the utmost in privacy, security, and a relaxed informality for an ideal vacation. BeautifulPlaces offers all of this without the extended commitment of a second home, residence clubs or fractional ownership.

In 2010, for the fourth consecutive year, the editors of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure selected BeautifulPlaces as one of the top villa agents in the world. The BeautifulPlaces experience has been featured in top media outlets including USA Today, Robb Report, Forbes, AARP and CNN.

Media Contact: Arlene Winnick, Winnickpr@aol.com, 310.274.6430

Sonya Lee

Since a child, Sonya has been traveling from the corners of Canada to the far east Asia. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she led a normal family life with her brother, mother and dad. A well received job opportunity in Hong Kong for her father put the compass in action from a young age. Sonya loves good food, and I mean GOOD simple food. She loves an occasional drink, be merry and enjoy the good times. Having recently healed herself from a large ruptured cyst, her favorite foods include fresh carrot juice, grilled vegetables, sauteed portabello mushrooms and truffle french fries. Her philosophy? Healthy food makes a healthy body. Read more on the Editor page. When she's not fretting over WAFT, she runs a small design agency called mowie media and shares the good times with her dog, Monster and 3 cats Sabi, Kaeli & Misty.


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