SOLD-OUT!! - COCHON 555: 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers - no walk ups

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March 21, 2010 (Sun)
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pier Sixty - Chelsea Piers Entertainment Complex
W 23rd St & Hudson River
New York City, NY 10011

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Cost: $125 GA / $175 VIP (discount to industry)

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COCHON 555 "Five Chefs, Five Pigs, Five Winemakers"
WINES & JUDGES will be updated via

WHAT: A group of chefs will each prepare a 125 pound heritage breed hog from head to toe for this friendly competition. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on presentation, utilization and overall best flavor. The winner will be crowned the "Prince 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.

Mark Ladner -- Del Posto
Corwin Kave -- Fatty 'Cue
Marco Canora -- Hearth
Adam Kaye -- Blue Hill New York
Gavin Kaysen -- Cafe Boulud
VIP Butcher: Tom Mylan -- The Meat Hook
Resident Butcher: Ryan Farr -- 4505 Meats

Gamble Family Vineyards
Buty Winery
Elk Cove Vineyards
Wind Gap Wines
K Vintners

Domaine Serene
Shinn Estate Vineyard

Current information can be found at

The VIP experience starts early with a reserve wine tasting, artisan cheese reception, local mixologists will be passing artisan libations, tasty brews and best of all, guests can meat and greet with the chefs, winemakers and judges of COCHON 555. (This portion is $175).

Then when the main doors open, the fun begins. Guests will witness a whole pig butcher demonstration while consuming  over 750 lbs 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.

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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.

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Carolina Uribe

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