Get ready for a piggy time because COCHON 555 (careful, that is a loud link!) is back and the lineup is porky and delicious. Sunday April 27th at the Ritz-Carlton marks the sixth year that five chefs, five pigs, and five winemakers will come together to compete for the ultimate in porcine glory: being crowned the King or Queen of Porc. Participating chefs this year are Kim Alter (Plum), Mark Liberman (TBD), Michael Rotondo (Parallel 37), Richie Nakano (Hapa Ramen), and David Bazirgan (Dirty Habit). Each of the chefs will prepare a whole hog menu for attendees and judges, and then voting will determine the winner. The hogs are all heritage breeds from small-scale farmers, to bring attention to the value and importance (and deliciousness!) of responsible ranching. The winner will go on to compete in the national competition in Aspen.
In addition to the main event, you’ll find a live hog butchering demonstration; a station featuring Goose Island Beer and Hudson Valley Foie Gras (yes, foie!); a bourbon bar featuring Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace, Breckenridge Bourbon, Hirsch, Templeton Rye, and Luxardo; a cheese bar from Mission Cheese; an ice cream social; and more. Yeah, it’s pretty serious. And pretty seriously decadent.
Tickets are $125 for general admission, or $200 for VIP, which includes early admission and more drinks and experiences and other good stuff. It goes from 5pm-8pm (4pm entry for VIP) at the Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton St. at Pine.
Who will win the pork statue at Cochon 555? Photo from Facebook.
Sunday Apr 27, 2014 5pm–8pm (4pm entry for VIP) $125 general admission, $200 VIP Website (music alert!) Ritz-Carlton San Francisco 600 Stockton St. at Pine