Pig + Fig Café — the northern New Mexico eatery that’s gaining notoriety for its gourmet comfort food — will host ‘A Very “Special” Wine Dinner’ benefiting Los Alamos Special Olympics at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at its 35 Rover Blvd. location in White Rock.
The six-course dinner features rare and highly sought-after wines paired with new American delicacies such as Hudson Valley foie gras, ratatouille stuffed squash blossoms and candied Berkshire pork belly. Award-winning Chef Laura Hamilton — a Texas native whose culinary career spans 18 years and two continents — will prepare the dinner, which will be served by Pig & Fig’s staff and select athletes from Los Alamos Special Olympics.
The May 12 event in White Rock signals the start of two weeks worth of Special Olympic programming in New Mexico. On Friday, May 20, Los Alamos Special Olympics will host its Annual Golf Tournament & Crab Boil at Los Alamos County Golf Course. Also starting May 20, Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) will kick off its largest sports competition of the year — the 2016 SONM State Summer Games, showcasing the athletic skills of almost 900 Special Olympics athletes from all over New Mexico.
“We are honored to be part of such a strong lineup of Special Olympics-related programming in May,” said Hamilton, who trained at the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Paris, France. “Bringing people with and without intellectual disabilities together is our way of revealing the champion in all of us.”
Tickets for the May 12 food and wine pairing in White Rock — which is limited to 40 attendees — are $125 with 100 percent of all proceeds going directly to Los Alamos Special Olympics, and may be purchased by visiting Pig & Fig Café between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, or by emailing PigAndFigCafe@Gmail.com.