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EDITOR: Andrea Kirk
|Gourmet in Santa Monica|
Time(s): 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Address: 1819 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90401
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LA -- Cochon555, the nation’s most talked about premium food, wine and spirit celebration and live-event series, returns to LA at the beautiful Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel. For more details, to share a video, and to purchase tickets, please visit http://cochon555.com/us-tour/2018-la/
Cochon555 invites a group of cutting-edge chefs from across the city, each cooking one whole heritage breed pig raised by a family farm. One week before the event, each chef receives a 200-pound heritage breed pig sustainably sources and they create a maximum of 6 dishes for competition. With dozens of bites from iconic local chefs, boutique distillers, and artisan winemakers, the event is akin to an epic tasting menu of heritage breed pork with endless beverage pairings. taken standing up.
Each guest enjoys an all inclusive pass, imagine an elaborate 30-course, stand-up, super sustainable dinner featuring amazing beverages where you help us pick the best bite.
To win the friendly competition for a cause, a chef’s menu must woo twenty celebrity judges with their “Judge’s Plate” scored on utilization; technique; and overall flavor and be voted “best bite of the day” by guests. The winner of the regional competitions are declared the “Prince or Princess of Pork” and will advance to the national finale, Grand Cochon, a head-to-tail, winner-takes-all showdown for the crown in Chicago on September 30th. Additionally, running in tandem at each event are two satellite beverage competitions to complement the whole-animal tilt; Punch Kings, a whole bottle, large-format spirit competition featuring five top barkeeps in a hand-crafted punch challenge and Somm Smackdown, a face-off of five top sommeliers pairing the best wine with heritage pig.
Placing the spotlight on “knowing where your food comes from", each event features an educational whole animal butchery program called the Pop-Up Butcher Shop and Silent Auction to benefit charity. Each event has a headlining all-star butcher who pairs sexy cuts of pork with gifts from chefs, sponsors and John Boos & Co., to raise money to benefit 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 (flood, fire and disease). As an accelerator, Piggy Bank supplies piglets to small farms in exchange for business plans that are posted online in the name of a transparent “open-source agriculture”.
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. 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).
ALL YOU CAN EAT
1500 pounds of pig
5 Chefs Cooking Whole Hog
Whole Mexico Experience
Signature Cheese Bar
Starter Bar with Cures, Pates and Foie
Tartare Bar w. Antica Wines
Royal Oak "Dirty Steaks" Tasting
Luxe Butter Bar
Perfect Puree Swine & Sweets
Pop-Up Pie Shop with Mike's Pies
ALL YOU CAN DRINK
The Manhattan Project
Punch Kings (VIP only)
Antica Wines and Tartare Bar
Smoked Old Fashioned
Angostura Original Bitter's Bar
Heritage Rum Cart
Wines of Germany Culinary Pop-Up
Buffalo Trace Welcome Lounge
We can’t wait to see you around the dinner table. For tickets, visit http://cochon555.com/us-tour/2018-la/ OR http://cochon555.com/us-tour/2018-sf/
NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going.
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