I do a lot of events but this one really is one of my favorites. Susan and Linda will be distributing beans (vegetarian, by the way) to accompany all the great pork dishes. I'll be a guest judge and hanging around. Last year was something to remember and I just can't believe we get to do it all again! Hope to see you there and be sure to use the discount codes provided to save some money on admission. - Steve
$15 OFF GA: farmfresh
COCHON 555 SAN FRANCISCO (Five Chefs, Five Pigs, Five Winemakers)
BUY TICKETS: http://www.cochon555.com
A group of chefs will each prepare a 140 pound heritage breed hog from head to toe in this friendly competition for a cause. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on presentation, utilization and overall best flavor. The winner will be crowned the "Prince of Porc". In addition, five selected winemakers will showcase their wines. COCHON 555 is a tribute to heritage and heirloom breeds, chefs and winemakers. The second US Tour ends here in San Francisco and this is your chance to help send a local chef to the Grand Cochon (10 Chefs, 10 Pigs, 1 Crown) on June 20th during the FOOD + WINE Classic in Aspen.
Each 140 lb pig can be pre-cooked, braised, grilled, pressed, pickled, rubbed, smoked, seared, sauced, spiced, injected, marinated, cured in any way, or otherwise prepared. Guest of the event will experience the chef creations during a 2.5 hour stand-up reception. Chef stations will alternate with winemaker tables. Guests should not arrive late for this event.
CHEFS / BREED / FARMS
STAFFAN TERJE – Perbacco
Swabian Hall from Rustik Rooster
ANTHONY STRONG - Pizzeria Delfina
Gloucester Old Spot from Clark Summit Farm
DENNIS LEE - Namu
Yorkshire from Gleason Ranch
THOMAS McNAUGHTON - Flour + Water
Berkshire / Duroc from Devil’s Gulch Ranch
MORGAN MAKI - Bi-Rite Market
Magnalitsa from Suisun Valley Farm
Butcher: RYAN FARR - 4505 Meats
Meishan from Rustik Rooster
Special Guests: DAVE THE BUTCHER & Avedano's Holly Park Market butchering select cuts side by side from Magruder Ranch, Wooly Pig and Gleason Ranch. Steve Sando from Rancho Gordo serving Heirloom Beans and Ladies Who Lunch have created vegetables with the help of Far West Fungi.
Elk Cove Vineyards
Wind Gap Wines
VIP WINES: (reserve 90 mintue tasting)
La Clarine Farm
Gamble Family Vineyards
Farm Wine Imports
The Natural Process Alliance
Miner Family Vineyards
Prince Edward County Wines, Canada
VIP EXPERIENCE: Start early with an oyster station featuring regionally sourced and sustainably farmed. An artisan cheese reception by Cheese Plus and Oxbow Cheese Merchants next a reserve wine tasting. Enjoy savory cocktails by Daniel Hyatt of Alembic SF and craft brews from Magnolia Brewery. Dave the Butcher will be doing a demo while the team at Avedano's Holly Park Market cook up slices of heritage pork for the main event. Best of all, guests can meat and greet with the chefs, winemakers and judges of COCHON555. (This portion is $200 and starts at 3:30pm).
MAIN FLOOR: Guests will witness a whole pig butcher demonstration by Ryan Farr while consuming over 750lbs of heritage pork, great wines and brews. While enjoying the five chefs, guests will sample vegetables from Ladies Who Lunch and Far West Fungi followed by a whole roasted pig and swine infused dessert by Xocolatl de David. The awards will follow at 7:30pm. The after party sponsored by the American Lamb Board will be held at a location TBD and will feature a handful of surprises. This is a full day of new and old relationships, great chefs, swine, wine and we look forward to sharing it with you.
WHY: To promote heritage pigs and breed diversity in local and national communities.
LOCATION: The Fairmont, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
WHEN: Sunday June 6th, 5:00 p.m.
VIP Reception 3:30 p.m.
HOW: The cost is $125 per person and is open to the public. For tickets or more information visit http://www.cochon555.com. Advance ticket purchase required. Stay the night! Our Official Hotel Sponsor will post special room rates which can be found on the website.
WANT TO WIN TICKETS? All contests are announced to our social media friends. Please visit the website and sign up to "Bacon Bits" the newsletter. We will provide event updates, ticket contests and special announcements. On FaceBook and Twitter, search under “COCHON555” and “Cochon on Tour”.
Cochon 555 is the only heritage breed pig and chef competition in the U.S. The touring event was created by Brady Lowe in response to the lack of consumer education around heritage breeds. Other cities include New York, Washington D.C. and Seattle. Chefs and judges from each city are selected by Taste Network, Lowe’s company, to participate in the event. Taste Network is based in Atlanta and delivers experiential services to the boutique food industry nation-wide. The company’s mission is to provide cultured events and education focused around artisan wine, cheese and cuisine to its clients and the public at large. www.cochon555.com
About FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen: In its 28th year, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen is the epicurean magazine’s signature event, bringing together 50 of the world’s foremost authorities on wine and food at 80 cooking demonstrations and wine seminars. In addition, over 300 wines and luxury lifestyle brands gather together in the Grand Tasting Pavilion, the epicenter of the event, to pour over 50,000 bottles of wine and exhibit their newest products. FOOD & WINE is the modern, stylish, trend-spotting, talent-seeking epicurean magazine. Published by American Express Publishing Corporation, the leader in luxury lifestyle magazines, FOOD & WINE has a circulation of over 925,000. Details about the event and the company are available at foodandwine.com .