Between the red velvet pants, red Crocs, and sporadic bursts of singing, it’s safe to say that Dario Cecchini knows how to make an entrance. In pure awe, I watched the famed butcher sound a small horn and greet a gathering crowd at The Maialata, a┬átraditional Italian pig celebration thrown by six-time James Beard award nominee Cathy Whims. Montinore Estate, home of the 2017 Maialata. All photos by the author. Cecchini’s meat horn. The celebration was going down at Montinore Estate, a biodynamic winery out in the bucolic rolling hills of Oregon wine country. Throughout the day, guests of the event would enjoy cooking and butchery demos by bright Portland talent and Cecchini, who flew in from Panzano, Italy with[…]