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COCHON555 GLOBAL EDITION CELEBRATING HERITAGE BREED PIGS ONE BITE AT A TIME
When
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
4pm-8:00pm
Where
Magnolia Brewing Co.
Cost
All-Inclusive VIP $200 at 4:00 pm
All-Inclusive GA $125 at 5:00 pm

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COCHON555 GLOBAL EDITION 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: Magnolia Brewing Co.
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When: Sunday, June 4th, 2017

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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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HERITAGE BBQ

Heritage BBQ is a whole-hog competition dedicated to a global celebration of barbecue. Winemakers, distillers, brewers, bartenders – hospitality’s biggest talents take guests on a journey that is at once delicious and inspiring. From Malaysia to Korea and Argentina to the Caribbean, Old World recipes are creating taste memories to last a lifetime and change the lives of pig farmers everywhere.

FOCUS: BBQ SHOULD BE LOCAL
TIMING: MARCH - JUNE
REGION: MIA | DEN | BOS | SF
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JOIN US SUNDAY AFTERNOON

The Global Edition of Cochon555: 5 chefs, 5 pigs, 5 winemakers – a friendly competition for a cause is taking over San Francisco on the weekend of May 7th in the name of safe, honest, delicious food. Come feast on dynamic tastes prepared by world-class talent that makes SF’s dining second to none. Explore the website below, meet the creators and the providers behind this epic whole pig feast.

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WHAT ARE BBQ TRADITIONS?

In addition to the 30 chef-competitor dishes – guests will nosh on dozens of smoke-kissed, Old and New World barbecue preparations representing ancient cultures, global flavors and timeless techniques. BBQ Traditions is an invite for a local chef to cook one dish from one of the many world’s barbecue traditions. The link below is a journey, the same one many chefs take to decide what dish to execute.

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Talent

THE CREATORS

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JORDAN KEAO
'āina Restaurant
JORDAN KEAO

Chef Biography

JORDAN KEAO

Chef Jordan was born and raised in Hawaii, growing up on the Big Island. Jordan started working at Roy’s Hawaiian in La Jolla. He then worked directly alongside Roland Passot at the Michelin-starred French restaurant La Folie, for exposure to French and modern cooking techniques. This was followed by a few years in the tech industry managing large scale food operations with farm direct products. Jordan is grateful for the opportunity to have worked for many different chefs and travel throughout Asia, gaining exposure to a wide range of skills, techniques and ingredients.

Pig Breed Information

LARGE BLACK

The Large Black breed is thought to have originated from Chinese breeds brought over to England. It is a critically rare breed known for its taste, pasture foraging skills, and overall hardiness. Large blacks have short black hair, large shoulders, and a long body. When harvested, even at 200 pounds, the micro-marbling, short muscle fibers, and excellent bellies produce exceptional bacon and moist meat with complex flavors.
ERIC NYESTE
Smokestack at Magnolia Brewery
ERIC NYESTE

Chef Biography

ERIC NYESTE

Adventurer, Southerner, Pirate Captain. Food and cuisine tell stories of people and their traditions. As a chef, I am most interested in the way our food tells our stories, comprises the tapestry of our culture and points the way forward.

Pig Breed Information

RED WATTLE

Originating from New Caledonia- a French Island in the South Pacific- the Red Wattle gets its name from its red color and the fleshy skin that hangs under its jowls. This extremely rare breed adapts to climates well and is an excellent forager. It is prized for its tender meat and splendid hams. Red Wattle pork is lean and juicy with a rich, beef-like taste and texture.
TOMMY HALVORSON
Serpentine
TOMMY HALVORSON

Chef Biography

TOMMY HALVORSON

Tommy moved to SF in 2004 to finish college and pursue a career in cooking. He is now the Executive Chef/Owner of Serpentine, Foxtail Catering, LRE Catering, and 415 Catering.

Pig Breed Information

RED WATTLE BERKSHIRE

Berkshire pigs are one of the most popular heritage breeds, known for their intramuscular marbling, light pink hue, and almost nutty pork. Red Wattle pork is lean and juicy with a rich, beef-like taste and texture. The combination of these amazing breeds allows for great intramuscular pork with excellent back fat and rich meaty flavors.
CHANDLER DIEHL
Piccino
CHANDLER DIEHL

Chef Biography

CHANDLER DIEHL

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Pig Breed Information

DUROC

The Duroc owes its origins to the blending of two strains of hogs from New Jersey and New York in 1830. This breed has long been known for its ability to grow faster on less feed, while still maintaining a flavor profile of interest. Duroc is high in marbling (small flecks of fat recurring throughout the muscle), making its spareribs and shoulder roasts sweet and juicy.
TREVOR OGDEN
Park Tavern
TREVOR OGDEN

Chef Biography

TREVOR OGDEN

A Chicago native, Trevor Ogden spent his young adulthood traversing the country before settling in San Francisco. His modern-American global cuisine draws from an artistic hand. Currently, he is the Chef de Cuisine at Park Tavern in San Francisco.

Pig Breed Information

WATTLESPOT

A farmer’s cross of two breeds, a Red Wattle and an Old Spot. Red Wattle pork is lean and juicy with a rich, beef-like taste and texture. Old Spots are known for their floppy ears, high fat ratio, and flavorful meat. Combining the traits of the two breeds ensures a luscious and deliciously moist pork.
JOHN STEWART
zazu kitchen + farm
JOHN STEWART
NICOLAI LIPSCOMB
THE BATTERY
NICOLAI LIPSCOMB

Chef Biography

NICOLAI LIPSCOMB

Nicolai began as an apprentice under mentor Barbara Lynch. A move to Italy and then Spain, he worked under Juan Mari Arzak and Joan Roca. After years as CdC at the Fifth Floor under Chef David Bazirgan, Nicolai is now Executive Chef at The Battery.

Tradition Information

Asado

Asado is claimed by many South American countries, but it is best known in Argentina. The seasoning and cooking techniques are simple: whole animals or larger cuts are seasoned with olive oil and salt, then perched on metal crosses over a wood fire that has been burned down to coals.
NARCISO SALVADOR
Glena's
NARCISO SALVADOR
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.
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.
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.
MICHAEL BROWNE
CIRQ
MICHAEL BROWNE

Winemaker Biography

MICHAEL BROWNE

20 years ago Michael chased a winemaking dream that was the foundation of Kosta Browne. In 2009, he started growing his own Pinot Noir on two estate properties in the Russian River Valley. These places are unlike any other. The wine from these magical sites is called CIRQ and is Michael’s latest project.

Wine Information

PINOT NOIR

The 2012 Treehouse Vineyard Pinot Noir is from our estate property in the Russian River Valley.  The unique site - just 13 acres of iron rich volcanic soil atop a hill on the Western edge of the region – has a variety of clones and aspects that contribute complexity and power to the wine.  Windswept hillsides make the vines work hard and the resulting low yields provide the bright aromatics and rich intensity that we crave. Treehouse is a mouthfilling and deeply textured wine, generous and pretty at the same time.
CHRISTOPHER BATES
Element Winery
CHRISTOPHER BATES

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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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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

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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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