Lineup and Location Announced for Cochon 555

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Cochon 555 is coming to Philadelphia on Sunday, May 25th of Memorial Day weekend. The tour touts the flavor and benefits of heritage breed pigs. The event features a lineup of five chefs who will compete to win a chance to move on to compete in the Grand Cochon at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen in June.

The competing chefs are:

  • Douglas Rodriguez of STARR Restaurants
  • Patrick Szoke of Alla Spina
  • Mike Santoro of The Mildred
  • Jason Cichonski of Ela
  • Jeremy Nolen of Brauhaus Schmitz

The event also includes:

  • The Goose Nest, featuring a selection of Goose Island Beer Co.’s beers and Hudson Valley Foie Gras.
  • Live butchering demonstration at a pop-up butcher shop.
  • Retail shop where 100% of the proceeds benefits the students of Drexel University with the support of Williams-Sonoma.
  • Different ages of Prosciutto di Parma ranging between 14 and 30 months, sliced by a roaming Berkel and by hand off a bone-in leg.
  • “Punch Kings” cocktail competition during the VIP reception features five local bartenders preparing a punch made with Breckenridge Bourbon.
  • The Bourbon Bar presented by Breadcrumb by Groupon featuring Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace,
  • Breckenridge Bourbon, Hirsch, Templeton Rye and Luxardo.
  • Libations include Crispin Ciders, Wines of Rioja, Cochon Rose, and a Mezcal bar featuring Fidencio and Mezcales de Leyenda.
  • TarTare Bar featuring Creekstone Farms and David Katz.
  • A cheese bar with DiBruno Bros. featuring Rogue Creamery and La Brea Bakery.
  • Swine & Sweets signature ice cream social before awards, presented by James Beard award-winning Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.

The event will be held on May 25th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Le Méridien Philadelphia (1421 Arch Street). Tickets are  $125 for general admission and $200 for VIP (VIP tickets receive early admission and premium access to limited experiences, wines and spirits).

Cochon 555 Philadelphia Tickets [Official]

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