Please join Slow Food WiSE and Bavette on July 23rd, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a meat raffle. Meat raffles are an old Wisconsin tradition and primarily exist up north. We do not think it is fair that country folks are the only ones with access to these extraordinary events, so Slow Food WiSE invites you to Bavette La Boucherie for their first of many Milwaukee style Meat Raffles!
Bavette is a female owned butcher shop which opened in Milwaukee’s Third Ward this spring. As Karen Bell, the owner and butcher, describes her shop “we source whole pasture-raised animals from local farms in Wisconsin and process them artisanally at our shop.” One of the many unique things about this butcher shop is that Karen uses every part of the animal from snout to tail. Even the fats are rendered for cooking and the bones simmered into hardy stocks. Another unique thing about Bavette is their focus on Heirloom breeds of livestock. Since the trend of huge factory farming came into existence, many farmers have shied away from raising these breeds that do not do well on big feed lots. Fortunately for us, Karen is a butcher who only supports our small conscious family farms in Wisconsin who still raise these lovely breeds. By selling heirloom meat, Bavette is helping to raise awareness for these delicious animals that might otherwise become extinct.
During the Milwaukee Meat Raffle you can expect many exciting things. To begin there will be several appetizers including artisan charcuterie selected by the butcher. Drinks will be available for purchase including an assortment of professionally curated wines handpicked by Jessica Bell of Midwest Wine School. While enjoying all of this goodness, take time to socialize with other foodies and check out the patio. Karen will talk us through an entire animal and describe each cut as she goes, including her suggested preparations. Now comes the real fun, the meat raffle. We will be raffling off a whole pig, piece by piece, cut by cut. You will have the chance to purchase a raffle ticket ranging from $1.00-$5.00, that if picked allows you to take that cut home! So you could win a locally sourced, humanely raised, non-gmo grain fed pork roast for as little as $1.00.
Please join us for an evening of education, eating, drinking, socializing and winning meat!
Tickets to this event are $15.00, and include appetizers and education. The raffle tickets will be available for purchase at Bavette during the social. This ticket purchase is non-refundable.Register Now!