We don’t have any details yet but a little birdie tells us that Cochon 555 will be coming to Philadelphia on Sunday, January 26th, 2014.
Cochon 555 is a culinary competition featuring five chefs, five pigs and five winemakers. The winner of the Philadelphia event will move on to compete in the national Grand Cochon cook-off.
This past July, Cochon Epic, a pork-centric party came to the Ritz Carlton. It was a blast.
No word yet on tickets or location.
Cochon555 [Official Site]
Though it’s still more than a month away, news keeps coming out regarding the massive Cochon Epic event coming to the Ritz Carlton on July 28.
Today, the lineups of both local and national chefs were announced–the guys who will be right there in the thick of it, working with the 1,500 pounds of heritage pig being brought in for the party. For those of you who don’t quite get the whole Cochon thing, here’s the nut of it:
Celebrated local chefs will work alongside Cochon Grand Champions and Heritage BBQ Alumni to create an incredible porc feast. Additionally, EPIC will showcase a series of experiential tastings including the Chuptio Bar (mezcal tasting); a Tar Tare Bar presented by SIMI Winery; the artisan Cheese & Beer Pairings Bar in collaboration with Di Bruno Brothers
So who will you be seeing at Cochon?
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If you didn’t put the Cochon 555 event on Sunday, July 28 into your calendar after our first post about it in January, it is time to add it now. The event is called EPIC by Cochon, and boy is it going to be epic. Over 1200 pounds of heritage pork will be served by some of Philly’s most talented chefs alongside some of the best chefs in the country. In all, over 25 chefs will prepare six heritage breed pigs. In addition to the local chefs, Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead (Providence, Chef Jamie Bissonnette of Toro (NYC & Boston), and 2013 Food & Wine Best New Chef/2012 Grand Cochon Winner Jason Vincent of Nightwood (Chicago) will be preparing dishes for the barbecue. There will also be bars stocked with bourbon, mezcal, artisan cheeses, sausage, wines, local beers, oysters, and even a few SnoCone machines. This tasting event is really a once in a lifetime experience.
Unlike other Chocon 555 events, EPIC is not a competition, rather it is a celebration of chefs, farmers, and pork enthusiasts. Tickets to the event are on sale and a tad on the pricey side at $135+, but according to the Cochon event description, “your ticket guarantees you one thing, pork bliss.” Pork bliss is something worth paying up for.
Buy your tickets to EPIC here before they run out.
EPIC Cochon [Official Site]
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]