Cochon555 returns to San Francisco on Sunday, March 4, 2018 for an epic event at the home of the Giants. AT&T Park will play host to a hundred-plus prominent chefs, farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers and barkeeps all working in concert to create luxurious moments at this stand-up, all-inclusive bacchanal celebration of tasty heritage breed pork. At the heart, Cochon555 aims to create moments of inspiration, and to engender discussion and action - to buy, cook, shop and donate in the name of safe, honest, and delicious food.
A fairy-tale event for baseball fans and pork enthusiasts alike, Cochon555 events are theaters for innovative spirit, wine, and cocktail experiences -- imagine a stand-up 40+ course tasting menu of the best food paired with dozens of delicious drinks and wines from the best in the Bay Area. The afternoon begins with a Silver Oak Welcome Reception and walk through of Giants’ Memorabilia and history. From there, the chefs, sommeliers and barkeeps will take us on a culinary adventure with roots in rural America and inspiration from around the world.
Cochon555 is a culinary competition to promote local family farming and whole pig cookery through the eyes of five notable chefs. Each tasked with the goal to win votes from celebrity judges and pork enthusiasts, chefs have one week to prepare a 200 pound pig and present a “Judge’s Plate” scored on utilization; technique; and overall flavor. The winner of the local competition is announced the Prince or Princess of Pork and advances to the national finale. Grand Cochon spotlights the 'Best 3 Bites' from all Cochon555 regional events in a head-to-tail, winner-takes-all showdown for the crown.
Created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 is a nose-to-tail culinary event dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating buyers about the agricultural importance of eating heritage breed pigs, some of which are on critical watch lists. The meat they produce is recognized for its superior flavor, texture, appearance, and nutritious qualities. At all events, we source only the highest quality ingredients and products.
Your support benefits our foundation project, Piggy Bank, a start-up farm in Missouri that serves as a kickstarter for new family farms and a safety net for those in the wake of a disaster (fire, flood, and disease).
SIGNATURE FOOD EXPERIENCE: Over 1500 Pounds of Heritage Pig, 5 Chefs Cooking Whole Hog, Hora de Familia al Pastor pop-up, Starter Bar with Cures, Pates and Foie, Signature Cheese Bar, Luxe Butter Bar, Tartare Bar w. Antica Wines, Royal Oak "Dirty Steaks" Tasting, Swine & Sweets w. Perfect Puree, and Mike's Pie Pop-Up Pie Shop.
ELEVATED DRINK: Buffalo Trace Welcome Lounge, Five Winemaker’s Table, Somm Smackdown (VIP only), Punch Kings (VIP only), The Manhattan Project, Smoked Old Fashioned, Antica Wines and Tartare Bar, Angostura Original Bitter's Bar, Heritage Rum Cart, Wines of Germany Culinary Pop-Up, Tiki Bar, Italian Wine Showcase, Arrangement of Dry Sparkling Sodas, Topo Chico Secret of Mexico, Hand-Crafted Beer & Cider.
VIP FOOD - An extra hour of extravagance without waiting in line. Chefs will serve a preview of two dishes during the first hour.
VIP BEVERAGE - The first hour includes five barkeeps in bourbon punch competition called Punch Kings and guests enjoy reserve and allocated wines and spirits.