Cochon 555, a national culinary competition promoting heritage breed pigs, announces the celebration of its finale event, Grand Cochon, presented by Sur La Table, at this year’s FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. On June 19 at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado, winners from each city or regional event on the 10-city tasting tour will prepare a ‘snout -to-tail’ menu created from heritage breed pigs.
Grand Cochon is among the finale events at the 29th annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, the nation’s premier culinary festival, and will determine the 2011 “King or Queen of Porc. ” The winning chef will be chosen by the audience and a panel of 20 expert judges. In addition, guests will be treated to Joshua Applestone’s whole pig breakdown demonstration, presented by Wsthof, reserve wines, artisan cocktails, dessert and the award ceremony.
Competing chefs and winners of Cochon 555 in their respective cities include Brad Farmerie of Public (NYC), Matt Jennings of Farmstead (Boston), John Sundstrom of Lark (Seattle), Duskie Estes & John Stewart of Zazu (Napa), Scott Drewno of The Source (DC) and Michael Fiorello of Mercat a la Planxa (Chicago), Alex Seidel of Fruition (Denver) and more winners will be selected soon in Los Angeles, New Orleans and San Francisco.