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COCHON555 HERITAGE FIRE CELEBRATING HERITAGE BREEDS ONE BITE AT A TIME
When
Saturday, June 17th, 2017
VIP 3pm GA4pm-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

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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

A Must-Do Whole-Animal, Live Fire Event, this is an elevated culinary experience. Heritage Fire is a food and wine event featuring 3,500+ pounds of fire-kissed meat roasted en plein air by 25+ top chefs. Inspired by global grilling traditions, chefs build their own fires and roast everything from whole lamb, goats, pigs and ducks, dry-aged beef to foie gras, sturgeon, clams, and heirloom vegetables in a beautiful vineyard setting. A decadent event featuring endless helpings of artisan cheeses, charcuterie, free-flow boutique wines from around the globe, micro brews, and more. Join us and support of heritage breed farming.

FOCUS: LIVE FIRE COOKING
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REGION: COLORADO | NAPA
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SMOKE FARE & FUNKY BEATS

Join us on the first night of the Food and Wine Classic for the ultimate al fresco evening pairing special musical guests SEE-I Reggae Funkmasters with culinary experiences curated by the dynamic team behind Cochon555 and Heritage Fire.

Dubbed “Rustic Grind,” expect wood-fired grills loaded up with heritage breed proteins from animals raised with safe, honest methods on family farms in Colorado. The smoky fare will be paired with premium tipples such as Breckenridge Distillery Bourbon Punches and Smoked Old Fashioneds, Courvoisier Cognac Slushes, and artisanal wines.

Talent

THE CREATORS

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BILL MINER
il Porcellino Salumi
BILL MINER
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
WILL AND CORAL FRISCHKORN

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.

CHEESE

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

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.

PIG

KOREY SIMS
TAG
KOREY SIMS

Chef Biography

KOREY SIMS

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.

PIG

PETER JACOBSEN
Jacobsen Orchards
PETER JACOBSEN
JULIAN H. SMITH JR.
bōl
JULIAN H. SMITH JR.
WILL NOLAN
Viceroy Snowmass
WILL NOLAN
JOHN MANION
El Che Bar
JOHN MANION
LINDA HAMPSTEN FOX
Bindery
LINDA HAMPSTEN FOX
DANIEL ASHER
River and Woods
DANIEL ASHER
JIM BUTCHART
Elk Camp
JIM BUTCHART
KELLY WHITAKER
Basta
KELLY WHITAKER
ANDREW HELSLEY
Elk Camp
ANDREW HELSLEY
JASON DEBACKER
The Edge Restaurant
JASON DEBACKER
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

CHRIS MOSERA
AikoPops
CHRIS MOSERA
DANIEL O’BRIEN
Breckenridge Distillery
DANIEL O’BRIEN
MICHEAL GIBNEY
Emmerson
MICHEAL GIBNEY
PEDRO GARCIA
El Meson Restaurant
PEDRO GARCIA
FELIX FLOREZ
Ritual
FELIX FLOREZ
PHILIPPE GASTON
Izakaya
PHILIPPE GASTON
JONATHAN POWER
The Populist
JONATHAN POWER
STEVE NELSON
PLATO'S AT ASPEN MEADOWS
STEVE NELSON
ARIK MARKUS
Fate Brewing
ARIK MARKUS
ASHLEY JENKINS
Viceroy Snowmass
ASHLEY JENKINS
SIENNA TRAPP-BOWIE
Fortuna Chocolate
SIENNA TRAPP-BOWIE
JEB BREAKELL
Emmerson Restaurant
JEB BREAKELL
JEFF WEINSTOCK
Cake & Bacon
JEFF WEINSTOCK

Chef Biography

JEFF WEINSTOCK

Jeff Weinstock is the owner, co-operator and “Bacon” of Cake & Bacon, a wholesale bakehouse and butcher shop in southwest Houston. A Chicago native, Jeff migrated to the Bayou City over ten years ago and quickly discovered a passion for the remarkable regional fare indigenous to the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast. Jeff took a leap and decided to channel his creativity into the kitchen. Turns out he could handle the heat. While attending the Art institute of Houston, He worked full time learning to cook first at Brennan’s of Houston, then at Haven, after that another calling caught his interest and began as a butcher at Black Hill Meats, where he sharpened his talents working for Felix Florez and becoming head butcher and plant manager. Along the way, Jeff developed a deep appreciation for local food and sustainable practices, particularly “nose-to-tail” butchery, with its emphasis on using the whole animal. When he’s not working, attending boucheries across the south, or otherwise feeding his fanaticism, Jeff spends time with his wife and two boys, who take full advantage of his skill set.

About The Shop

GOAT

Cake & Bacon is a small wholesale bakehouse and butchery commissary that delivers no-less-than-perfect breads, pastries, pies, Viennoiserie, charcuterie, sausage, pasture-raised products, and our personal favorite––whatever the hell we want––from our facility in Houston to restaurants and retailers throughout the city.
PATRICK KENNEDY
Free Range Kitchen and Wine Bar
PATRICK KENNEDY
MATT O’NEILL
Aspen Kitchen
MATT O’NEILL
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

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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

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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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