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4th Annual Morini Pig Roast + Pie Toss

  • osteria morini 301 Water Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)

The hottest {and most fun} ticket in Washington, DC isn’t to a gala, but to a pie. A pie made by Osteria Morini pastry chef Tova Hillman, and a pie made for the purpose of being thrown into the face of one of Washington, DC’s best chefs and personalities. At the 2017 Osteria Morini Pig Roast on 9/24, attendees can purchase a pie and smash it into the faces of local personalities such as participant and emcee, Fox 5’s Erin Como, Chefs such as Cedric Maupillier of Convivial and Mintwood Place and Brent Kroll of the newly opened Maxwell and those that write about food, including the Washington Post’s Tim Carman and Edible DC’s AJ Dronkers. All in the name of charity, proceeds from the Maialata pie-toss benefit Brainfooda DC based charity using the power of food to engage, empower and employ Washington, DC teens and young adults.  Tickets may be purchased online here.

“Maialata” takes its name from the traditional festival of the pig held in the mountain towns of northern Italy and at this festive, waterfront festival live music, children’s activities, cocktails and food make for an epic Sunday.  Spreads of wood-fired pig, pastas and summer sides by Chef Benjamin Pflaumer are presented with desserts by Pastry Chef Tova Hillman and cocktails, wine/beer and spirits tastings.


The 2017 Morini Pig Roast Pie-Toss participants include

Emcees: Erin Como of Good Day DC on Fox 5 News and Paul Dahm, Executive Director of Brainfood

  • Ben Plaumer, Executive Chef at Osteria Morini
  • Tom Constantino, Executive Chef Bad Saint
  • Brent Kroll, Owner Maxwell Wine Bar
  • Tim Carman, Washington Post Food
  • Austin Fausett, Executive Chef at Proof Restaurant
  • Cedric Maupillier, Chef & Owner, Convivial and Mintwood Place
  • AJ Dronkers, Assistant Editor, Edible DC
  • Irvin Van Oordt, Tiger Fork
  • Alex Levin, Executive Pastry Chef, Alta Strada
  • Tova Hillman, Executive Pastry Chef, Osteria Morini
  • Morgan Fausett, Sommelier at Proof
  • Erin Como, Fox 5 DC
  • Nick Weismann, Whaley’s & DGS
  • Jemil Gadea, Pastry Chef at Masseria



Earlier Event: September 24
Taste of Georgetown
Later Event: September 30
DC Area Rochambeau Tournament