Cochon Heritage BBQ

August 31, 2012 (Fri) - September 2, 2012 (Sun) from 7:00 PM - 5:00 PM

DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS

MEMPHIS, TN

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Cost: $20-$125

Food     Wine     Spirits     Celebrity Chefs    
INAUGURAL COCHON HERITAGE BBQ EVENT KICKS OFF LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN THE “BARBECUED PORK CAPITAL OF THE WORLD”
 
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Memphis to Play Host to Three Day Celebration of Heritage Breed Pork, National Bourbon Month and Some of the Country’s Best BBQ

A three-day celebration of heri...tage pork, fine dining, National Bourbon Month, and BBQ, an American—and a Memphis—tradition. Festivities include special tastings experiences, interactive demonstrations, panel discussions, specialty food artisans, craft beers, family-owned winery selections and samplings from small batch Bourbon distillers. The culmination of COCHON Heritage BBQ 2012 will be a first-of-its-kind a competition that pits 24 fine dining teams against one another in the ultimate heritage breed pig BBQ cook off while celebrating National Bourbon Month.

COCHON Heritage BBQ 2012 will unite responsible farmers, renowned chefs, master bourbon distillers, prominent winemakers, established restaurateurs and 1,000 members of the pig-loving public. ** A complete roster of participating chefs and partners to be available late July **

Friday, August 31 kicks off the weekend with the Master Distillers’ Reception & Mixologists Soiree at the Peabody Hotel, Official Hotel of Heritage BBQ

Saturday, September 1 “Best of Memphis” features the COCHON5.55K pork run, cultural activities across the city, Winemaker Paired Football Games and Chef Eating Challenge at celebrated BBQ locations, and more.

Sunday, September 2 is highlighted by 24 leading fine dining teams going head-to-head in the ultimate Heritage BBQ Whole Hog contest as well as various tastings, demos and panel discussions centered around heritage breeds and National Bourbon Month.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (confirmed July 7th)

FRIDAY - National Bourbon Month Kickoff Receptions

7-8pm // Master Distiller's Reception
7-10pm // Mixologist Roof Top Soiree presented by Duncan-Williams
11:15pm - ??? // Midnight Brunch presented by Food Republic

SATURDAY - Taste of Memphis

10-11am // Bloody Mary's & Bacon with Allan Benton
10:30am // 5.55K BBQ Aroma Run w. Laura Werlin
11:00am // Man vs BBQ (Chef Eating Challenge) w. David Varley
11:30am-4:00pm // Winemaker Game Selected "Football & BBQ"
4:30pm // Dirty Dozen Brass Brand & Dozen of Ribs
7:00pm // Heritage BBQ Tailgate Expo feat. Alabama vs. Michigan at Redbird Stadium

SUNDAY - Competition Day

10:00am-11:15am // Early Tasting Panels
12:00pm-1:00pm // Late Tasting Panels

1:30pm-4:30pm // Main Event - ticketed
COCHON Heritage BBQ (24 chef teams cook "head to tail") - $125

1:30pm-4:30pm // Main Event - ticketed
CELEBRATE National Bourbon Month & Craft American Spirits at Felicia Suzanne's (40+ craft spirits, mixologists, wood-fired Rappahannock River Oysters & Heirloom BLT's presented by Whole Foods, and panel discussions focusing on heritage, tradition and the debut of the Flavor Preservation Project)

1:30pm-4:30pm // Market on Main Street - open to public
Artisan, producers and farmers are welcome to inquire about setting up a market style booth.

WHERE: Various locations throughout downtown Memphis.

TICKETS: A total weekend package is $555 and includes all premium experiences. Individual ticket experiences are $20-$125.Tickets starting for the weekend will be on sale July 7th, stay tuned.