FrontRunners: Fine Swine

Pork lovers, rejoice: Spain’s top jamón, Cinco Jotas’s Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, is now available in the United States. Offered by La Tienda (www.tienda.com), a Virginia-based purveyor of foods from Spain, the ham comes from purebred pata negra pigs that are finished on a diet of acorns. The meat is salt-cured and aged three years in a cellar in Jabugo, in western Spain. The result is a fragrant and nutty ham with a satisfyingly meaty texture. A 6- to 7-pound ham is $1,290.

Read Next Article >>
Photo by Lila Photo
The eighth annual festival will include dinners, cocktail parties, tastings, and more…
The winner of the competition is given the opportunity to study under a master chef…
Photo by John Farrell
The high-end restaurant chain has opened its 11th location, providing surf-and-turf fine dining...
Chefs David Bouley, Dean Fearing, Pierre Gagnaire, Nancy Oakes, and Wolfgang Puck nominated this...
The food and hospitality staple of California wine country is hosting 12 holiday charity dinners in...
Dining tables are overtaking gambling tables as Sin City’s hottest spots…
Photo by Ted Morrison
In the Piedmont region of Italy, where Cristiano Cremi­nelli’s family has been curing artisanal...
Photo by Deborah Jones
Chef Thomas Keller and a coterie of fans toast the legendary restaurant’s 20th anniversary…
The experience take places from July 30 through August 30 and joins together the visual and...
Santa Maria–style barbecue and other Southern California fare were among the event's culinary...