DEN Large Format Feast
COLT & GRAY AND COCHON 555 TO HOST “LARGE FORMAT FEAST” WITH WINES PRESENTED BY KIM WISS OF ANTICA NAPA VALLEY ON SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015
Cochon 555, the country’s most hyper-local culinary competition announces the “Private Dining Cochon” when they host their first-ever Denver version of the “Large Format Feast” at Colt + Gray on Saturday, March 7 with Kim Wiss of Antica Napa Valley night before Cochon 555. The PDC “Large Format Feast” is a series showcasing 10 of the nation’s top chefs who are reinventing the steakhouse culture and will celebrate source-driven chefs, prominent winemakers and humanely certified proteins. The dinners events are designed to spotlight the growing popularity of premium cuts of heritage pork on prominent steakhouse menus. PDC supports the conversation of responsible farming, buying whole animals and sourcing the best naturally raised beef and pork, ultimately setting the course for a safer food system.
“Colt & Gray is changing the way diners look at responsible meat dining experiences. It’s an honor to be hosting a special Large Format Feast in a dinner that can shift our steakhouse culture from boring back to inspiring,” says Brady Lowe, founder of Cochon 555. “I can’t wait to see how Kyle and Nelson shape this dinner, it’s an experience I would not miss for the world, especially when we are talking about great Italian wines paired with big beef and amazing pork all night.”
The four-course “Big Beef vs. Heritage Pig” dinner, prepared by Chefs Kyle Foster and Nelson Perkins, begins with a welcome reception of reserve Prosciutto di Parma followed by a seated dinner of family-farm raised, antibiotic-free, Creekstone Duroc Pork, side-by-side with Creekstone Farm Black Angus Beef. The courses will be paired with Antica Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013, Antica Townsend Vineyard Cabernet 2012 and 2009 Badia a Passignano Gran Selezione. To close the evening, guests will enjoy a discussion of artisan cheese with Brady Lowe following dessert.
Kim Wiss, speaking for the wines that evening, represents a new generation or producers that are defining the future of sourcing stunning Italian wines and Italian winemaking styles in Napa Valley. Proud to support this celebration of responsible agriculture, Ste. Michelle Estates will present the three amazing wines to a limited audience of wine and food lovers.
The following day, Sunday, March 8th, Antica Napa Valley and Antinori will be pouring wines at Cochon 555, where five chefs are challenged to create a winning menu from a locally raised heritage breed pig. Tickets are still available, but always sell out.
“Dinners like these support whole animal culture, which helps lessen the burden on small family farms,” says Lowe. “We would like to offer a special thanks to the dinner hosts, including the winemaking team of Antica Napa Valley, the culinary team of Colt & Gray, Creekstone Farms, Anchor Distilling, and The Cochon US Tour.”