Meatopia, the world’s most famous meat festival, is partnering with the New York City Wine and Food Festival to create Meatopia X: The Carnivore’s Ball presented by Creekstone Farms hosted by Michael Symon. Every year James Beard Award-winning Esquire writer Josh Ozersky brings together the country’s greatest meat chefs for what has been called “the ultimate meat event.” This year, featured chefs include Aaron Franklin (Franklin BBQ), Paul Qui (qui), Bryan Voltaggio (Volt) and Richard Turner (London’s Hawksmoor). Called “a meat-lover’s paradise” by New York Magazine, and a “bacchanal of pork, beef, lamb, chicken, duck, turkey and quail” by The New York Times, Meatopia has a simple concept: The greatest meat chefs in the world cook every part of every animal over open fires. No propane is allowed, and all meat must be cruelty-, hormone- and antibiotic-free. The “Whole Animal Court” will include whole hogs, lambs, goats, and — of course — legendary butcher Pat LaFrieda will cook an entire 1000-lb steer. Join celebrity chef and epic carnivore Michael Symon for Meatopia’s anniversary “Carnivore’s Ball,” an unforgettable festival of live music, Trapiche wine, cold beer, cocktails, and the greatest concentration of sizzling, crusty, delicious meat ever seen. There’s really no way to fully convey the majesty and depravity of Meatopia. But this, my favorite of all Meatopia promo videos, comes closest to capturing it.