Trust me, you don’t want to miss this.
Cochon 555, one of the country’s most talked about culinary competitions, comes to Minneapolis on Mar. 1, 2015 to celebrate family farms, heritage breed pigs and today’s emerging chef community.
This epic culinary experience coming here is further validation of our position as one of the great food cities in the world. What used to be fly over country is now one of the most vibrant, important cities in America. Cochon 555 Minneapolis will feature five top chefs in a one-of-a-kind culinary competition with more than 36 dishes prepared from locally-raised whole heritage breed pigs with endless wine, brews and spirits.
The competing chefs include Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable, Mike DeCamp of La Belle Vie, Steven Brown of Tilia, Jim Christensen of Heyday, and Thomas Boemer of Corner Table.
These chefs will prepare dishes with hopes to win votes from the crowd and judges. The winner goes on to compete for the title of “King or Queen of Porc” at the tour finale, Grand Cochon at Snowmass/Aspen in June.
Beyond the few dozen chef-prepared dishes, there will also be “pop up” culinary experiences, such as a tapas bar with Prosciutto de Parma, Surdyk’s artisan cheese shop, a butcher shop and live demonstration, and the perfect Manhattan experience with Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace and Breckenridge Bourbon. Following the event, all the guests are invited to the Chef’s After Party at Cosmos.
FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A SEAT AT THE JUDGES TABLE WITH YOURS TRULY, TELL US YOUR FAVORITE HERITAGE BREED PIG AT COCHON555.COM/WIN BY FEBRUARY 26, 2015.
Pig in the Stable, Friday February 27th
On Friday, the weekend takeover commences with the Chef’s Course Dinner at Spoon and Stable, this is a seated five-course dinner prepared by host chef Gavin Kaysen, Andrew Zimmern, Steven Brown, Erik Anderson, and Doug Flicker, featuring courses paired with the Wines of Washington.
Large Format Feast, Saturday February 28th
On Saturday February 28th, Cochon 555 and the Large Format Feast “PDC” Dinner will be hosted at Burch Steakhouse spotlighting Felline-Racemi wines from Puglia, Italy paired with meat from Creekstone Farms.