SOBEWFF: Jorge Padrón Wins Peoples Choice Award at Swine & Wine
At an event titled Swine & Wine, you'd expect plenty of pork fat and rivers of alcohol flowing.
All photos Sara Ventiera Padron's Cuban Pork Sliders with Mariquitas
This was most certainly the case last night at the Goya-sponsored, Michelle Bernstein-hosted event at the Biltmore Hotel.
The porcine-centric evening brought some of the best chefs from all around the country together for a Miami-style pig roast with rum, vodka, wine, Latin tunes, and, of course, cigars.
After years of competing, Jorge Padrón of Padrón Cigars finally took home the win with the People's Choice Award.
We spoke to Padrón, and picked some favorite dishes from the event.
"Today the Cubans finally won," said Padrón, on stage. "We're not in the restaurant business, but lechon is really important to us."
Padron receiving his giant check