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TOP CHEFS CELEBRATING HERITAGE BREED PIGS ONE BITE AT A TIME
When
Sunday, Mar. 26th, 2017
4pm-7:30pm
Where
RITZ-CARLTON SOUTH BEACH - HOST VENUE
Cost
All-Inclusive VIP $200 at 4:00 pm
All-Inclusive GA $125 at 5:00 pm

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TOP CHEFS CELEBRATING HERITAGE BREED PIGS ONE BITE AT A TIME

Created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 is a nose-to-tail competition dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating chefs and diners about the agricultural importance of utilizing Old World livestock. We work with every type of restaurant and bar imaginable – Mom-and-Pop, farm-to-table, BBQ, Michelin star – and our participating chefs all share one core value: they source products responsibly. Our epic 2017 culinary tour starts in New York City and culminates with the finale, Grand Cochon.

Where: RITZ-CARLTON SOUTH BEACH - HOST VENUE
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When: Sunday, Mar. 26th, 2017

Description

Created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 is a nose-to-tail competition dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating chefs and diners about the agricultural importance of utilizing Old World livestock. We work with every type of restaurant and bar imaginable – Mom-and-Pop, farm-to-table, BBQ, Michelin star – and our participating chefs all share one core value: they source products responsibly. Our epic 2017 culinary tour starts in New York City and culminates with the finale, Grand Cochon.

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Sun, Sand, and Swine at Heritage BBQ Miami

5 chefs, 5 pigs, 5 winemakers – a friendly competition for a cause is taking over Miami on the weekend of March 26th in the name of safe, honest, delicious food. Join us on South Beach for a heritage breed pig fiesta showcasing 1,500 pounds of whole-hog cooking. Explore the website below, and meet the creators and the providers behind this epic feast.

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DINNER FOR CHARITY

On Saturday, March 25th, Chef Jose Mendin of Pubbelly will host a cocktail hour, followed by a 5-course dinner at Pubbelly. Chef Mendin will be joined by a rockstar lineup of food-slingin’ talent including Diego Oka of La Mar by Gaston Acurio, Michael Beltran of Ariete, and Pastry Chef Maria Orantes. Tickets are $125 and are all inclusive of tax and tip.

Talent

THE CREATORS

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RICK MACE & CLARKE BOWEN
Team DB'QUE
RICK MACE & CLARKE BOWEN
TITO VARGAS
The Bazaar by José Andrés
TITO VARGAS
PAULA DASILVA
Artisan Beach House
PAULA DASILVA

Chef Biography

PAULA DASILVA

South Florida culinary darling Chef Paula DaSilva is the executive chef of Artisan Beach House at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour. The former Hell’s Kitchen contestant is known for her soulful, farm fresh dishes that have earned her critical acclaim.

Pig Breed Information

PAULA DASILVA

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JEREMIAH BULLFROG
P.I.G (Pork is Good)
JEREMIAH BULLFROG
RENE REYES & JOHN GALLO
Pinch Kitchen
RENE REYES & JOHN GALLO
BRIAN MULLINS
Ms Cheezious
BRIAN MULLINS
KURTIS JANTZ
Trump International Beach Resort
KURTIS JANTZ
STEVE SANTANA
Taquiza
STEVE SANTANA
JAMES STRINE
Grato
JAMES STRINE
WILL CRANDALL
Freelancer
WILL CRANDALL
XAVIER TORRES
Drunken Dragon
XAVIER TORRES
TIMON BALLOO
SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill
TIMON BALLOO
MARIA ORANTES
Pubbelly
MARIA ORANTES
ANDRES BARRIENTOS
Miami Smokers
ANDRES BARRIENTOS
ADRIANNE CALVO
Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar
ADRIANNE CALVO
JIMMY CAREY
Jimmy'z Kitchen
JIMMY CAREY
SEAN BRASEL
Meat Market
SEAN BRASEL
FREDDY KAUFMANN
Proper Sausages
FREDDY KAUFMANN
GAVIN PERA
Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale
GAVIN PERA
BRIAN NASAJON
Beaker & Gray
BRIAN NASAJON
JIMMY LEBRON
27 Restaurant
JIMMY LEBRON
BRIAN DOYLE
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood
BRIAN DOYLE
ANDERSON OSORIO
320 Gastrolounge
ANDERSON OSORIO
BLAIR WILSON
The Social Club in South Beach
BLAIR WILSON
NICO CUEVA
Kosta Browne
NICO CUEVA

Winemaker Biography

NICO CUEVA

Nico has worked at the winery since starting as an intern 8 harvests ago. He recently took over as winemaker at the Sonoma County winery where he crafts our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from special vineyards throughout California. Originally from San Diego, when Nico isn't making wine he can be found cooking or surfing.

Wine Information

PINOT NOIR

The 2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a case study in combining intensity with elegance. Local geology can be complex here, a direct result of being located on the intersection of two tectonic plates. For this wine, we find ourselves drawn to vineyards that are particularly influenced by the Pacific Ocean and are fortunate to work with some spectacular sites. They work together to form a singular wine that is distinctively Sonoma Coast. A wine with deep flavor and rich texture as well as the savory and spice characteristics that we love.
ABE SCHOENER
SCHOLIUM PROJECT
ABE SCHOENER

WINEMAKER BIO

ABE SCHOENER

A note from Abe: I am the winemaker. For a long time, I did everything by myself, but then I realized that I needed the help of brilliant friends to succeed. I still do much alone, especially in the realm furthest from the winery and vineyards.

THE SPOTLIGHT

SAV. BLANC

Savage skin-fermented Sauvignon Blanc from the fragrant, less severe portion of Sonoma Mountain's Farina Vineyard. A deep, smoky wine with tannins that are rich and structured, civil and well-organized.
NATE WEIS
SILVER OAK
NATE WEIS

WINEMAKER BIO

NATE WEIS

Nate is responsible for managing Napa Valley and Alexander Valley wine production from grape to bottle and also serving as an ambassador for the brand. Having grown up in Napa Valley where Cabernet is king, Nate is happy to be working exclusively with the varietal he most often pulls out when he wants to really savor a meal or an evening.

THE SPOTLIGHT

CABERNET

Our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon artfully combines the classic elegance of the old world and the ripe fruit of California. It displays an opaque garnet color with a bouquet driven by fruity aromas of blackberry liqueur and hoisin sauce. It also offers the savory components of sage and molasses. These complex aromatics are complemented by sandalwood and nutmeg characteristics indicative of American oak aging. This is a well-structured wine with a compact and rich mid-palate buttressed by silky tannins and generous acidity. Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2037.
PAX MAHLE
PAX WINE CELLARS
PAX MAHLE

WINEMAKER BIO

PAX MAHLE

Pax and Pam Mahle moved to wine country in 1997 to pursue careers in wine. After a few years of tasting and sourcing wine from all over California for Dean & Deluca, Pax decided to start his own brand from a vineyard he felt a kismet connection. That vineyard was Alder Springs Vineyard, and after finding an investor to help realize the dream, Pax Wine Cellars was launched in 2000.

EAT & DRINK

EAT+DRINK

SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH COCHON555 IS AN EPIC CULINARY EXPERIENCE CENTERED ON 1500 POUNDS OF HERITAGE BREED PORK. DINERS FEAST ON DOZENS OF CHEF-CRAFTED TASTINGS AND SIP ON 40+ TYPES OF BOUTIQUE WINES, CRAFT COCKTAILS, AND ARTISANAL BREWS. THINK OF A GOURMET TASTING MENU TAKEN STANDING UP. A PORTION OF ALL SALES BENEFIT THE PIGGY BANK CHARITY.

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Ticket Info

General Admission

Includes:
Feast on epic dishes sourced locally at our Sunday bacchanal and vote for your favorite bite of the day. Endless rounds of craft cocktails, boutique wines, artisanal charcuterie, and farmhouse cheeses are simply the beginning of Cochon555's decadent offer. General Admission is the signature three hour culinary experience of delight and wonderment!

VIP

Includes:
Welcome to next-level access at Cochon555! VIP passes grant 60 minutes of early access and insider benefits. Want more time to experience hand-crafted cocktails from our Punch Kings barkeeps? A special tasting of wines from local Sommeliers? Imagine an extended tasting menu at your favorite restaurant, only you can go back more than once for your favorite courses.

Bespoke

Includes:
Bespoke is for guests who demand memorable tastes and singular experiences. The journey begins with a Saturday night guest chef multi-course charity dinner showcasing food cultures, and agricultural champions. The Sunday event begins with a guided tasting of Somm Smackdown wines followed by a behind-the-scenes tour with one of Cochon555's directors.

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THE PROVIDERS

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