Monthly Archives: October 2009

Peer Respect

So today i was working up at Avedanos. I came out of the walk in and noticed 2 customers pointing at and talking about my chain belt that holds my knife scabbord around my waist. I wasn’t in the mood for the usual ” Wow that is a crazy belt” spiel i get all the time. I was busy and in my own world. So with a bit ( haha) of attitude i walk up and ask what i can do for them. Come to find out this was Dario Cecchini. The world renowned Italian butcher. I took a step back and offered them a little tour of Avedanos. Was so nice to meet a peer who understands and lives¬† the art of butchering. It is in the blood. I cannot express what a pleasure and honor it was to meet Dario and Kim. What wonderful real people they are.¬† This was a breathe of fresh Tuscan air. Dario is doing an event at Nopa tomorrow. If you haven’t got tix then get them now as he is a wonderful spirit . I can also tell you that he is a true life butcher/Artist. I hope our paths cross again in this short life.
Cheers Dario and thanks for the visit.

Awesome new event!

So here we are almost the end of October. I have been ordering turkeys all week. Yup THE holidays are fast upon us. So with that i have an amazing event coming up to usher in the season. On November 7th the Avedanos crew and I will be taking part in Primal. This is a celebration of open fire cooking. The list of butchers and chefs is amazing and iam proud to be in thier company. There will be a butcher demo, lots of great chefs cooking over open fires along with bier,cocktails and an array of wineries being represented. This event will be outside in St. Helena. Possibly the last outdoor event of the year. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity as well. This is a don’t miss event for sure, put on by the same people who brought Cochon555 to the Fairmont last spring. I hope to see you all there. Come support the cause, Avedanos or just your own need to get out of the city and chill. Go to for full info and tix.