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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.

For tickets visit: www.cochon555.com

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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.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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Top Chefs Display Culinary Prowess at South Beach BBQ Marathon

The South Beach Wine and Food Festival had a kick-off event for the South Beach Foodie Marathon 2012 called “Q”. The BBQ extravaganza highlighted top chefs and their culinary prowess. Restaurants across the nation participated in this fabulous event. The event was held at the glitzy Ritz Carlton‘s “Delano” Beachside venue at 1685 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.

The event was pesented by Allen Brothers Steaks
The Q at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival 2012

The event was presented by Allen Brothers Steaks and hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri featuring plenty of Moet & Chandon Champagne and the best BBQ chefs from across the nation. The chefs prepared and served their signature barbecue specialties from the grills and smokers.

Guy Fieri co-owns five restaurants in California. He served a Panh Mi Taco with BBQ fried rice from his Tex Wasabi Restaurant.

Q at South Beach
Emeril Lagasse at South Beach Q

Emeril Lagasse, A a regional James Beard Award winner, prepared Slow Roasted Spare Ribs with Abita Root Beer BBQ Sauce from Emeril’s Restaurant.

The Emeril Lagasse Show
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Michael White from Osteria Morini & Altamarea Group prepared grilled panchetta with Saba-glazed Figs and Toasted Pistachios.

John Rivers prepared BBQ Brisket and Pork Strret Tacos with Cilantro Creme Fraiche and Smoked Pico de Gallo served with Hickory Smoked Rioja infused manchego Croquettes topped with warm garlic and honey vinaigrette.

Yoshi Katsumura served BBQ Wagyu Short Ribs with Yuzu BBQ sauce and candied Yuzu knin on a Scallion pancake shochu with infused watermelon salad

Stephanie Izard at Q in South Beach

Stephanie Izard from Chicago was working her Girl and the Goat magic! She was the winner of the fourth season of Top Chef, Bravo‘s cooking competition show.

Girl in the Kitchen by Stephanie Izard
Chef Stephanie Izard from Chicago
Purple Pig from Chicago at Q in South Beach

Jimmy Bannos and his dad from the Purple Pig in Chicago showed off their magnificent porchetta.

Jimmy Bannos Jr.
Pretty big bottle opener Chef

The Regis put out an impressive spread. Richard Gras and Jordi Valles from the J & G Grill at the St. Regis Bal Harbour whipped up a smoked Lamb Shoulder with Brussel Sprouts, Toasted Sesame and five spices. Then the chef took some time off to open a bottle of champagne-le sabrage (with a sword). Nice job Chef!!

That Lamb was incredible!

Dewey LoSaso from the Forge served a sliced filet sandwich and boneless Short Ribs and Lobster Marmalade.

Dewey LoSasso

Mark Zeitouni from the Lido Restaurant prepared a delicious BBQ Smoked Local Kingfish Soft Taco. Scott Conant and Michael Pirolo from Scarpetta Miami prepared Crispy Pork Shoulder with Apple Mostardo testa picked onion and micro celery.


Scarpetts Miami served Crispy Pork Shoulder
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides A www.vino-con-vista.com
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