Okay, so this is a long way off, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t start buying bigger pants right now. We just got word that Cochon 555 is coming to Philly this summer. Unfamiliar with the porktastic madness that is Cochon? Let the folks behind it enlighten you…
Five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers – [Cochon 555] is a one-of-a-kind traveling culinary competition and tasting event to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. The event challenges five local chefs to prepare a menu created from heritage breed pigs, nose-to-tail, for an audience of pork-loving epicureans and celebrated judges – one winner will advance to Grand Cochon.
What it really means is a bunch of lucky guests getting to completely devour 7 whole heritage pigs, prepared by 5 of the best chefs in the city and, at the same time, wash it down with wine from 5 local artisan winemakers, lots of beer, plenty of liquor and all the fun that comes of mixing food nerds, pigs and booze.
Tickets aren’t available yet, but you should really mark off July 28 on your calendar. Just draw a little picture of a pig to remind yourself.
As a matter of fact, while you’re at it, you might want to just take that whole week off.
Cochon 555 [Official]