"Meaty" Events with Meatpaper and COCHON 555


Here’s a couple meaty events for your consideration, whether you call yourself a meat eater, flexitarian, omnivore, whatever—just have a good time, these events don’t come around all the time.

Meaty publication Meatpaper invites you to celebrate their new “Bones” issue at the ~BONES: 20TH STREET CORRIDOR CRAWL~, a night of art, music, food, and drink in the Mission. The event’s free and open to the public, so come on out on Friday February 10th, 7pm-11pm, to explore all things related to bones.

Expect food and drink from Jerome Waag (Chez Panisse), Nick Balla (Bar Tartine), and Leah Rosenberg (Blue Bottle Coffee at SFMOMA), plus Trumer Pils and biodynamic wine. Tickets will be on sale for tasting plates. You’ll also get to enjoy installations and performances by local artists, and music by Chicken Paw. Other participating organizations include Rebar, 500 Capp Street Foundation (David Ireland’s house), Kadist Art Foundation, Southern Exposure, and The Thing Quarterly.

Roving culinary competition and heritage pig celebration ~COCHON 555~ is back in Napa this Sunday January 29th at The Culinary Institute of America. Taste all the porky goodness that’ll be going down, and see if last year’s national grand champs, Duskie Estes and John Stewart of Zazu, can successfully defend their title. Four more chefs will compete against last year’s “King and Queen of Porc”: Lars Kronmark (CIA), Chris L’Hommedieu (Michael Mina), Mark Dommen (One Market), and Michael Tuohy (Dean & Deluca). Each will prepare a nose-to-tail menu to earn the votes of attendees and local judges. The winner goes on to compete at Grand Cochon in June at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.

This feast of pork will be accompanied by wines from five wineries: Behrens Family Winery, Wind Gap Wines, Matthiasson, Scholium Project, and Elk Cove Vineyards. Plus there’ll be butcher demonstrations, an interactive tasting contest, and the C555 Perfect Manhattan Bar. Rounding out the food and drinks will be savory dessert, beer from Anchor Brewing, and a champagne toast to the James Beard Foundation for their 25th anniversary. Tickets are $125. Veeps ($200) get in an hour early at 4pm to enjoy select wines, sustainable oysters, Black River Caviar, cocktails, and more. 5pm. The Culinary Institute of America, 2555 Main St. at Charles Krug, St. Helena.