Oink Oink: Cochon 555 Is Coming in April


Chef Anthony Strong at Cochon 555 2012. Photo from Cochon 555.

Are you ready to pig out? ~COCHON 555~ is back and porkier than ever. Sunday April 14th marks the fifth year that the five chefs, five pigs, and five winemakers will once again come together to compete for the ultimate in porcine glory: being crowned the Prince of Porc. Participating chefs this year are Mark Richardson (Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco), Omri Aflalo (Bourbon Steak), Adam Sobel (RN74), Scott Youkilis (Hi Lo BBQ and Hog & Rocks), and Christopher Thompson (A16). Each of the chefs will prepare a whole hog menu for attendees and judges, and then voting will determine the winner.

The event also includes lots of non-porky tastings, like the cheese bar from Mission Cheese and five kinds of bourbon to properly toast the event’s fifth anniversary.

Oh, you need another reason to attend? Yours truly, the tablehopper, will be one of the event’s judges, and there will also be tablehopper T-shirts and books for sale. So come get piggy with me! Plus, all the proceeds from the event go to support charities that assist farmers raising heritage breeds and educate the public on heritage farming.

Cochon 555 takes place at the Four Seasons at 5pm on Sunday April 14th. Tickets are $125 for general admission, with multiple VIP options available. 757 Market St. at 3rd St., 415-633-3000.

Event Info

Sunday Apr 14, 2013
$125 for general admission, VIP options available
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
757 Market St. at 3rd St.