"The idea for the 'Swine & Wine' menu came about after Rashida came into Corkbar for dinner," Aviles says. "We both share a mutual admiration for all things bacon and next thing we knew, plans were in the works for a bacon-centric tasting menu here at the wine bar."
Corkbar is also offering guests a chance to win two complimentary "Swine & Wine" dinners by becoming a Corkbar Twitter follower and tweeting @Corkbar the name of their favorite bacon dish-anything from an at-home recipe to a favorite restaurant dish-between 12 a.m. PT on January 13 and 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2011 (existing Twitter followers are eligible, though they must still tweet within the aforementioned timeframe). The winner will be notified via Twitter's direct message service on February 1, 2011. Dinners are redeemable exclusively on February 2, 2011 and are non-transferrable. The Cast Iron Gourmet will also be offering special bacon-centric prizes for social media fans that attend the dinner, visit www.facebook.com/CastIronGourmet or follow the company on Twitter for further details.