Cochon 555: Pig Out in Chicago

Get your tickets for the 4th ANNUAL COCHON 555; the ultimate 2012 Swine, Wine and Dine Event!

WHEN: APRIL 29, 2012, 4 pm VIP opening; 5 pm General Admission

WHERE: Four Seasons Chicago at 120 East Delaware

TICKETS: $125 per person for general admission; $200 for VIP, which includes one hour early access to sample dishes from three of the competing chef stations, welcome cocktails from The King’s Ginger, artisan cheeses from Pastoral Artisan Cheese, and Hama Hama Oysters and chance to win a year supply of meat and cheese from Cochon 555 and Murray’s Cheese.

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Slow-roasting pig on a rotisserie
Slow-roasting pig on a rotisserie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

COCHON 555 is a one-of-a-kind traveling culinary Swine-a-thon competition. “There are five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers and atasting event to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. The event challenges five local chefs to prepare a menu created from heritage breed pigs, nose-to-tail, for an audience of pork-loving epicureans.” SOBE 2012 394

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30:  (Left to right) ...
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: (Left to right) 'Next Iron Chef' cast chef Robert Irvine, chef Anne Burrell, season 3 winner Marc Forgione, host Alton Brown, chef Geoffrey Zakarian, chef Alex Guarnaschelli, and chef Michael Chiarello attend the 'Next Iron Chef' interactive experience kick-off on the Streets of Manhattan on September 30, 2011 in New York City. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

CHICAGO’s Five Chefs include: Carlos Gaytan of Mexique, Danny Grant of RIA and Balsan, Stephanie Izard of Girl and the Goat, Mike Sheerin of Three Floyds and Jason Vincent of Nightwood. There will be treated an epic pork feast of five whole heritage pigs prepared by five chefs and wines from five family wineries, including Chase Cellars, Elk Cove, Buty, Yorba Wines and Scholium Project. The evening will also include wines from SALDO, Cornerstone and a blind tasting contest from Robert Kacher Selections.

You can watch a butcher demonstration from Rob Levitt of Butcher & Larder. Take your chance to win cookware through an interactive tasting contest with Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia and Le Creuset.  The event will include beers from Anchor Brew, tastings of Chinaco Tequila, Three Floyd’s. Enjoy a “Perfect Manhattan” from the Cochon 555 bar with Daniel Hyatt of Alembic SF featuring Templeton Rye, Hirsch, Angel’s Envy, Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace, Hudson Whiskey’s Baby Bourbon and Luxardo. Kevin Hickey of recently opened Allium at the Four Seasons Chicago serves a Heritage BBQ whole hog family meal.

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