Q&A with Legend Meats

Larry Barton, Legend Meats, Austin   Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful and delicious pigs for our competition. Meet Larry Barton of Legend Meats from […]

Q&A with SpringWolf Farms

Kristin Bailey, SpringWolf Farms, Minneapolis   Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful and delicious pigs for our competition. Meet Kristin Bailey of SpringWolf Farms from […]

Q&A with Black Hill Meats

Felix Florez, Black Hill Meats, Houston   Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful and delicious pigs for our competition. Meet Felix Florez of Black Hill […]

Q&A with White Oak Pastures [2]

Aaron Lorenz, White Oak Pastures, Atlanta  Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful and delicious pigs for our competition. Meet Aaron Lorenz of White Oak Pastures […]

Q&A with White Oak Pastures

Jenni Harris, White Oak Pastures, Atlanta  Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful and delicious pigs for our competition. Meet Jenni Harris of White Oak Pastures […]

Q&A with Napa Valley Swine

Charlene Carlson, Napa Valley Swine, San Francisco  Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful and delicious pigs for our competition. Meet Charlene Carlson of Napa Valley […]

Q&A with Augustus Ranch Meat Company

Kent Schoberle, Augustus Ranch Meat Company, Austin  Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful and delicious pigs for our competition. Meet Kent Schoberle of Augustus Ranch Meat […]

Q&A with Spring House Farm

Andrew Crush, Spring House Farm, Washington D.C. Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful and delicious pigs for our competition. Meet Andrew Crush of Spring House […]

Q&A with Mountain Valley Farm

Suzy Wright, Mountain Valley Farm, Atlanta   Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful and delicious pigs for our competition. Meet Suzy Wright of Mountain Valley Farm from […]

Q&A with Travis Serbus

Travis Serbus, Lyn65 Kitchen & Bar, Minneapolis Which classic cocktail is the most underrated?  I really enjoy a properly balanced Caipirinha. It’s very refreshing but still very complex because of the flavors of the Cachaca. What kind of flavors inspire you most? Vegetal and savory flavors. Choose a drink to match with pork and why? […]

Q&A with Jack Araque

Jack Araque, St. Regis Bar, Miami Which classic cocktail is the most underrated? The boulevardier.  It’s my favorite underrated cocktail  composed of whiskey sweet vermouth and Campari.  Its creation is ascribed to Erskine Gwynne, an American-born writer who founded a monthly magazine in Paris called Boulevardier, which appeared from 1927 to 1932 It is a […]

Q&A with Ben Potts

Ben Potts, Beaker & Gray, Miami Which classic cocktail is the most underrated? I think the daiquiri is probably the most underrated as it’s been the most bastardized on misunderstood. What kind of flavors inspire you most? I’m a big fan of unexpected flavors in dishes and in cocktails. Sometimes a steak is just a […]

Q&A with Kristen Johnson

Kristen Johnson, Blue Sardinia, Seattle Which classic grape varietal is the most underrated? I’d like to say Grenache. However, we sell it like water at Blu Sardinia, featuring two Cannonau wines by the glass and another half a dozen bottle selections, coining them our “House wines”.  Therefore, I’d have to go with Merlot.  Unfortunately, I […]

Q&A with Piers Smyth

Piers Smyth, ROOF on theWit, Chicago Which classic cocktail is the most underrated? It may not have the deepest roots in the classic cocktail world, but the Tipperary is one of the most delicious and overlooked cocktails out there. What kind of flavors inspire you most? I’m a big fan of tasting length. Fruits that […]

Q&A with 1936 Meadowbrook Farm

Michelle DeSchaaf, 1936 Meadowbrook Farm, Chicago  Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful and delicious pigs for our competition. Meet Michelle DeSchaaf from our Chicago event. […]

Q&A with Jared Hooper

Jared Hooper, Faith and Flower, Los Angeles Which classic grape varietal is the most underrated? Grenache. It’s lovely, versatile, expressive and fun. It’s sometimes jokingly referred to as a poor man’s Pinot Noir which isn’t too far off, except I’d add it tends to wear a motorcycle jacket. What kind of flavors inspire you most? […]

Q&A with Jenelle Engleson

Jenelle Engleson, City Winery, Nashville Which classic grape varietal is the most underrated? Merlot  What kind of flavors inspire you most? Anything that has an offbeat, savory umami flavor. I love wines that are herbaceous, mineral driven, and sometimes oxidized. Choose a drink to match with pork – and why? French 75. The lemon and […]

Q&A with Matt Collette

Matt Collette, Canon, Seattle  Which classic cocktail is the most underrated? I’d have to say the Negroni (on the rocks of course).  When executed well it really is the perfect cocktail for any occasion.  Too often though it’s the victim of poor execution or “interpretations” which is why it’s underrated. What kind of flavors inspire […]

Q&A with The Farmstead

Rachael Tuller, The Farmstead, Seattle Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful and delicious pigs for our competition. Meet Rachael Tuller from our Seattle event. What […]

Q&A with Scott Kitsmiller

Scott Kitsmiller, Broken Shaker Chicago, Chicago Which classic cocktail is the most underrated? I’m not sure how necessarily underrated this cocktail is, but I absolutely love 50/50 martinis. It’s just such a pleasant balance of boozy and refreshing. It’s grown into my go-to summer drink once the weather starts warming up. What kind of flavors […]

Q&A with Alex Burch

Alex Burch, Bastion, Nashville Which classic grape varietal is the most underrated? Chardonnay is the most underrated varietal due to it’s huge range of expressions. You can find lean, bright, and clean expressions from Chablis with plenty of minerality and expression of terroir; complex, earthy, aged chardonnay from Burgundy with beautiful toffee and caramelized notes; […]

Q&A with Cook Pigs

Krystina and Mikey Cook, Cook Pigs, Los Angeles Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful pigs for our competition. Meet Krystina and Mikey Cook of Cook […]

Q&A with Hayley Black

Hayley Black, Tutta Bella, Seattle Which classic grape varietal is the most underrated? Riesling – Most of us wine professionals love Riesling and appreciate it’s rich history and diversity as a grape. Riesling makes wines from dry, to semi sweet, sweet and even sparkling. It has beautiful aromatics paired with refreshingly high acid to age […]

Q&A with Nate McLemore-Raczkowski

Nate McLemore-Raczkowski, Revival, Minneapolis Which classic cocktail is the most underrated? The most underrated cocktail by far is the Vieux Carré. There are so many different variations of that drink and I feel like the way a bartender makes theirs really is expressive of their style and palette with cocktails. That and it’s Cognac and […]

Q&A with Cone Ranch

Dave and Tami Ellicott, Cone Ranch, Denver Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful pigs for our competition. Meet Dave and Tami Ellicott of Cone Ranch […]

Q&A with Paul Grieco

Paul Grieco, Terrior, New York   Which classic grape varietal is the most underrated? Riesling, of course. What kind of flavors inspire you most? Ones that are yummy / ones that are aggressive / ones that ask questions / ones that make me think of a eatable version of Lady Gaga Choose a drink to […]

Q&A with Tracy Ardoin-Jenkins

Tracy Ardoin-Jenkins, Nicky’s Coal Fired, Nashville Which classic cocktail is the most underrated? I think one of the most underrated cocktails is the daiquiri. Never behind my bar, but I think by the drinking public at large. There are so many simple modifications you can make to a daiquiri to make it new and fresh […]

Q&A with Brown Boar Farm

Peter Burrows, Brown Boar Farm, Boston  Farmers are the very heart of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the beautiful pigs for our competition. Meet Peter Burrows of Brown Boar Farm from our […]

Q&A with Erin Rolek

Erin Rolek, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis Which classic grape varietal is the most underrated? I would answer that Riesling remains the most underrated of International varietals.  Riesling is a darling in the wine community, but it still requires work to translate that love to guests. What kind of flavors inspire you most? In wine I […]

Q&A with Silas Manlove

Silas Manlove, Thompson Seattle, Seattle  Which classic cocktail is the most underrated? I think the bros have at least one thing right. A proper Whiskey Buck… that is, a nice bourbon with fresh ginger beer and a little lime, is one of the most refreshing drinks ever put together. What kind of flavors inspire you […]

Q&A with Philippe Andre

Philippe Andre, Oceanique, Chicago  Which classic grape varietal is the most underrated? Chardonnay, it’s absolutely perfect as it won’t stain my beard! What kind of flavors inspire you most?  I look for notes of bright citrus, stone fruit and a kiss of brioche in most of what I drink. Also orchard fruits like apple and […]
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