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Monsters of Hock: Heritage pork tour de force set for May 19


If you're hungry to see what Western New York's heritage pork ninjas can conjure up with fine swine, check your dinner calendar for May 19.

The price tag is $150 a seat, and there aren't many at Bistro Europa (484 Elmwood Ave., 884-1100). That doesn't include tax or tip, but it does include beer and wine, supporting at least nine courses of "porcine perfection."

Europa's Steven Gedra, with Carmelo Raimondi and Bruce Wieszala of Carmelo's in Lewiston, have been fine-tuning their pork chops for a couple of years now. If you're a carnivore who's discovered the pleasures of dishes made from pigs that weren't factory farmed, it's a chance at a peak experience, not unlike the 1988 Monsters of Rock tour was for metalheads. Unlike Van Halen, Scorpions and Metallica, these guys are playing pigs.



Chefs Steven Gedra, 

If the Monsters of Rock tour was about 


Fans of Bistro Europa and Carmelo's already have 


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