Five Chefs, Five Pigs, Five Winemakers, Five Somms, Five Barkeeps, One Charity.
Cochon555 is a culinary competition promoting local family farming and whole pig cookery through the eyes of five notable chefs. Each tasked with the goal to win votes from notable judges, chefs have one week to prepare a 200-pound pig and present a “Judge’s Plate” scored on utilization; technique; and overall flavor.
Additionally, running in tandem with the tour are a pair of internal competitions – Punch Kings, a whole-bottle punch bowl competition featuring Breckenridge Bourbon and five of the market’s top barkeeps, and Somm Smackdown, a face-off of the nation’s top sommeliers pairing the best wine with heritage pig. A portion of all event proceeds will also benefit the Piggy Bank initiative to support local farms.
Along with the hundreds of prominent chefs, there is a multitude of farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers, and barkeeps all working in concert to create luxurious moments at this stand-up, all-inclusive bacchanal celebration of tasty heritage breed pork.
The creators of the series aim to engender discussion and action – to buy, cook, shop and donate in the name of safe, honest, and delicious food.
For more information about Cochon555 and to make reservations visit: cochon555.com
To learn more about Piggy Bank please visit: piggy-bank.org