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COCHON555 HERITAGE FIRE CELEBRATING HERITAGE BREEDS ONE BITE AT A TIME
When
Saturday, June 17th, 2017
4pm-7:30pm
Where
Snowmass Base Village
Cost
All-Inclusive VIP $200 at 3:00 pm
All-Inclusive GA $125 at 4:00 pm

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COCHON555 HERITAGE FIRE CELEBRATING HERITAGE BREEDS ONE BITE AT A TIME

Created in 2008, Heritage Fire Snowmass is a showcase over 50 notable chefs and butchers, each grilling heritage-breed animals en plein air against the Rocky Mountain backdrop. The event features responsibly raised food and traditional outdoor cooking inspired by global food cultures. It is all paired with free-flowing wines from boutique producers, craft beers, and small-batch artisan ciders. The list of heritage and heirloom foods includes dry-aged beef, whole pigs, lamb, goat, squab, rabbit, duck, fish, chicken, artisan cheeses, oysters, and heirloom vegetables.

Where: Snowmass Base Village
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When: Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Description

Created in 2008, Heritage Fire Snowmass is a showcase over 50 notable chefs and butchers, each grilling heritage-breed animals en plein air against the Rocky Mountain backdrop. The event features responsibly raised food and traditional outdoor cooking inspired by global food cultures. It is all paired with free-flowing wines from boutique producers, craft beers, and small-batch artisan ciders. The list of heritage and heirloom foods includes dry-aged beef, whole pigs, lamb, goat, squab, rabbit, duck, fish, chicken, artisan cheeses, oysters, and heirloom vegetables.

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HERITAGE FIRE

Heritage Fire is a hyper-local, whole animal, live-fire bacchanal. It celebrates the raising, cooking, and eating of heritage breed animals (beef, lamb, goat, rabbit, fish, birds) raised with purpose and passion. Each event features 3,500+ pounds of fire-kissed meat roasted en plein air by 50+ chefs. The first is held on a mountainside during the Classic in Aspen, the second at a Napa winery mid-August.

FOCUS: LIVE FIRE COOKING
TIMING: JUNE 6/17 | AUGUST 8/27
REGION: COLORADO | NAPA
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PIGGY BANK

Piggy Bank (PB) is a farm-in-the-making providing solutions for emerging farmers looking to raise heritage breed pigs. The goal is to provide free genetics (piglets) alongside an online trove of business plans and crucial start-up information to family farms. Data sharing, sales networks, best practices – we call it Open Access Agriculture (OAA). Piggy Bank is a 501(c)(3).

FOCUS: FUND RAISING
TIMING: YEAR-ROUND
REGION: GLOBAL CAUSE
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SOMM SMACKDOWN VIDEO SERIES

One pig, one varietal, one glass – go behind-the-minds of our nation’s top somms as we trace their path towards a winning food-and-wine pairing. Click here to watch our web TV DNA Series.

Talent

THE CREATORS

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Chef Biography

BILL MINER

Originally from Ohio, Bill has been a chef in Denver for 20+ years. He is the Chef & Owner of il porcellino salumi, A Good Food Awards Finalist 2017, Denver's Best Sandwich Shop 2016 by Westword and Denver's Best New Deli 2015 by Thrillist.

TEAM

DAVID GUTOWSKI
Grouse Mountain Grill
DAVID GUTOWSKI
JOSH POLLACK
Rosenberg's Bagels
JOSH POLLACK
EDDY CHIMAL
Venga Venga
EDDY CHIMAL
OSCAR PADILLA
Tamayo
OSCAR PADILLA
WILL AND CORAL FRISCHKORN
Cured

Chef Biography

WILL AND CORAL FRISCHKORN

Will and Coral Frischkorn opened Cured, Boulder's gourmet grocery, cheese, and charcuterie specialist in 2011 and still eat more cheese and meat than anybody else in town. Built around products they love, Cured showcases american artisanal products in almost every category of kitchen needs, in addition to beer and spirits from Colorado and wines from around the world. Will and Coral came into food professionally with no more training than a love of eating and the luck of living all over the world in a past life when Will was a professional Cyclist. Once the wheels were hung up, eating became priority number one, and with a gaping hole in Boulder's retail culinary scene, Cured was a dream built upon filling that void. Fortunately others in town thought it was a good idea as well.

TEAM

NATE SINGER
Blackbelly Catering
NATE SINGER
TAYLOR GARRIGAN
Home Team BBQ
TAYLOR GARRIGAN
TROY GUARD
TAG

Chef Biography

TROY GUARD

Troy Guard is the Chef/Owner of Denver-based TAG Restaurant Group. Guard has a distinct multicultural style developed throughout his career working in acclaimed kitchens such as New York hotspot TAO, Doc Cheng’s in Singapore, Roy’s in Hawaii, and the award-winning Latin-Asian fusion restaurant, Zengo. His flagship restaurant, TAG, brings to life Guard’s vision of “Continental Social Food” – a combination of his Hawaiian roots, his Pan-Asian expertise, and fresh, local Colorado ingredients. Other concepts include Los Chingones, Sugarmill, bubu, TAG Burger Bar, and Guard and Grace.

TEAM

KYLE FOSTER
Julep
KYLE FOSTER
JASON HARRISON
Red Maple Catering
JASON HARRISON
PETER JACOBSEN
Jacobsen Orchards
PETER JACOBSEN
JULIAN H. SMITH JR.
bōl
JULIAN H. SMITH JR.
WILL NOLAN
Viceroy Snowmass
WILL NOLAN
LINDA HAMPSTEN FOX
Bindery
LINDA HAMPSTEN FOX
DANIEL ASHER
River and Woods
DANIEL ASHER
JIM BUTCHART
Elk Camp
JIM BUTCHART
KELLY WHITAKER
Basta / Cart Driver
KELLY WHITAKER
ANDREW HELSLEY
Elk Camp
ANDREW HELSLEY
JASON DEBACKER
The Edge Restaurant
JASON DEBACKER
FRANCIS DERBY
CANNIBAL / RESTO
FRANCIS DERBY
KATE KAVANAUGH
Western Daughters
KATE KAVANAUGH

Chef Biography

KATE KAVANAUGH

Kavanaugh and Curtiss are the founders of Western Daughters, in The Source, in Denver, a butcher shop that emphasizes transparency and sustainably raised meat.

Pig Information

BUTCHER SHOP

JOSH CURTISS
Western Daughters
JOSH CURTISS

Chef Biography

JOSH CURTISS

Kavanaugh and Curtiss are the founders of Western Daughters, in The Source, in Denver, a butcher shop that emphasizes transparency and sustainably raised meat.

Pig Information

BUTCHER SHOP

JOHN MCLAIN
RiNo Yacht Club
JOHN MCLAIN
CHRISTOPHER MOSERA
AikoPops
CHRISTOPHER MOSERA
MIKE KAHIKINA
The Pantry
MIKE KAHIKINA
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.

EAT & DRINK

EAT+DRINK

SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH COCHON555’S HERITAGE FIRE IS AN EPIC CULINARY EXPERIENCE CENTERED ON 3500 POUNDS OF HERITAGE BREED ANIMALS. 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 WOOD-FIRED 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 Saturday bacchanal while looking 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 Heritage Fire! VIP passes grant 60 minutes of early access and insider benefits of participating who all bring an exclusive taste for guests attending the first hour. 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 of 40+ appetizers at your favorite restaurant, only you are running around trying to try them all.

Bespoke

Includes:
Bespoke is for guests who demand memorable tastes and singular experiences. Your journey begins with 90 minute early entry and a guided tasting of Somm Smackdown wines followed by a behind-the-scenes tour with one of Cochon555's directors at Heritage Fire. Bespoke includes a Thursday night culinary tasting and concert featuring members of Thievery Corporation, and our Punch Kings Cocktail reception on Friday afternoon in Aspen.

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