Sunday May 20th 2012
|Where||Fairmont San Francisco - 950 Mason St - San Francisco, CA|
|Time||5:00 PM - |
|Cost||$125/$175 General / $200/250 VIP (Early entry at 4p)|
|Event Page Link||Event Page|
||Cochon 555 – five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers – is a one-of-a-kind traveling culinary competition and tasting event to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. Cochon 555 San Francisco will challenge five local chefs to prepare a menu created from heritage breed pigs, nose-to-tail, for an audience of pork-loving epicureans.|
2012 competing chefs TBA
Guests will be treated to a epic pork feast of five whole heritage pigs prepared by five chefs and wines from five family wineries, including Elk Cove Vineyards, Sokol Blosser and SALDO. A butcher demonstration, an interactive tasting contest with Le Creuset, beers from Anchor Brewing, tastings of Chinaco Tequila, the "Perfect Manhattan" Cochon 555 Bar with Daniel Hyatt of Alembic featuring five craft American spirits. After the judging closes, we will serve a Heritage BBQ whole hog family meal. The feast will conclude with a 25th anniversary champagne toast to the James Beard Foundation, sponsored by Laurent-Perrier Champagne, now celebrating its 200th year. In addition, we will offer an exclusive chocolate experience from Xocolatl de David and cold-brew from Safari Cup Coffee.
At the end of the night, attendees and local judges will select the Prince or Princess of Porc. The winning chef will go on to compete against other regional winners at the finale Grand Cochon event at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 17, 2012.