COCHON 555 ATLANTA: Five Chefs, Five Pigs, Five Winemakers
A group of chefs will each prepare a 125 pound heritage breed hog from head to toe in this friendly competition for a cause. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on presentation, utilization and overall best flavor. The winner will be crowned the "Prince / Princess of Porc". In addition, five selected winemakers will showcase their wines. COCHON 555 is a tribute to heritage and heirloom breeds, chefs and winemakers.
Each 125 lb pig can be pre-cooked, braised, grilled, pressed, pickled, rubbed, smoked, seared, sauced, spiced, injected, marinated, cured in any way, or otherwise prepared. Guest of the event will experience the chef creations during a 2.5 hour stand-up reception. Chef stations will alternate with winemaker tables. Guests should not arrive late for this event.
KEVIN RATHBUN -- Rathbun's Restaurant, Atlanta
SEAN BROCK -- McCrady's Restaurant, Charleston
MIKE LATA -- Fig Restaurant, Charleston
KELLY ENGLISH -- Restaurant Iris, Memphis
TODD MUSSMAN -- Muss & Turner's, Atlanta
NICK MELVIN -- Parish, Atlanta
JEAN-LUC MONGODIN -- BLT Steak
RYAN FARR - 4505 Meats San Francisco
Gamble Family Vineyards
Anne Amie Vineyards
Current information can be found www.cochon555.com
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VIP EXPERIENCE: Start early with an oyster station prepared by BLT Steak at W Atlanta Downtown, a tasting of reserve wines from Domaine Serene and Gamble Family Vineyards, an artisan cheese reception presented by Taste Network, savory cocktails from Daniel Hyatt from Alembic SF and Eric Simpkins from DRINKSHOP, local craft brews and best of all, guests can meat and greet with the chefs, winemakers and judges of COCHON555. (This portion is $175).
MAIN FLOOR: Guests will witness a whole pig butcher demonstration while consuming over 750lbs of swine, great wines, brews and pig perfect desserts. There will be an after party at a location to be determined. This is a full day of new and old relationships, great chefs, swine, wine and we look forward to sharing it with you.
WHY: To promote heritage pigs and breed diversity in local and national communities.
Taste Network is a Georgia-based company delivering experiential services to the artisan wine and cheese industries. The company's mission is to provide cultured events and education focused around artisan wine, cheese and cuisine to its clients and the public at large. Right now, we love the pig!!! We suggest you request more heritage pig from the menu to the meat counter. Support heritage species. www.tastenetwork.com