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“PUNCH KINGS” COMPETITION COMES TO AN END

“PUNCH KINGS” COMPETITION COMES TO AN END

“PUNCH KINGS” BARTENDER COMPETITION
NEW IN 2013

Raise your glass on Sunday, June 2 at ACE Denver – 501 East 17th Ave
 
The country’s top bartenders compete in the national finals of the first-ever Punch Kings Competition by Cochon 555 and Breckenridge Distillery, Chef Brandon Biederman will have amazing $5.55 food and cocktail specials, play in a fun-spirited Ping-Pong tournament all after the Punch Kings compete. 
  
“With 50 events around the country, celebrating heritage breed pigs under our belts, we wanted to create an event within Cochon 555 to celebrate the Bar Keeps that create the damn fine drinks, which complement the philosophy and flavor of heritage porc,” says Cochon 555 Founder Brady Lowe. “And, who better to bring the Punch Kings Bartender Competition to life than Bryan Nolt and his team at Breckenridge Distillery – BEST OF ALL – the winner joins us in Aspen for all the fun the Classic has to offer!”
  
The ten bartenders are:
  
NYC – Josh Wortman,  Anejo
ATLANTA – Trip Sandifer, The Spence
VAIL – Dustin Hoeft, Modis Breck
SEATTLE – Adam Fortuna, Artusi
BOSTON – Kevin Mabry, jm Curley
SAN FRANCISCO – Daniel Godinez & Andrew Meltzer, 15 Romolo
MIAMI –  Allegra Angelo, Swine Southern Table & Bar 
CHICAGO – Cristiana DeLucca, The Drawing Room       
L.A.  – Josh Goldman, Soigné Group
DENVER – James Vickers, Williams & Graham
  
The action kicks off at 5pm this Sunday at ACE Denver
No tickets needed, just come by!!
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CURRENT INFO ABOVE THE LINE – OLD BELOW THE LINE
SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY FOR 2014

Cochon555’s Fifth Anniversary is kicking-off it’s 10-city culinary tour in New York City February 10th, and that means Cochon’s Official Cocktail Competition called “Punch Kings” is joining the ranks of prestigious events that celebrate and award bar keep for making damn good libations.

Equally exciting, Cochon is happy to announce that Breckenridge Distillery and owner, Bryan Nolt are officially sponsoring this year’s cocktail competition. The theme will be large format punch bowls, rightfully made with Breckenridge Bourbon. The [6] finalist will be invited to Cochon to compete during the VIP experience, they will have 30 minutes to prepare [1] punch bowl featuring [1] bottle of Breckenridge Bourbon and their special ingredients. Upon completion, a recipe will be submitted, and a picture will be taken with their Hipstamatic app on their smartphone to document the masterpiece. All cocktail submissions (punch, recipe, photo) will be reviewed by 6 judges during the the event, the highest score will be take honors. The local winner will be announced during the awards ceremony and will take home a $1000 bottle of bourbon, a trophy and local title. Additionally, the winner will be flown to Denver on the first weekend in June to battle it out against the national finalists, the winner, will be invited to Aspen.

CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS SO FAR ON FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636376309711648/

Once all ten winners are announced, they compete against each other in Denver, one will selected Grand Champion AKA The 2013 Punch King. The winner will be invited to prepare the punch at the infamous Grand Cochon during the Food + Wine Classic in Aspen on June 16th.

Deadlines for the 2013 PUNCH KING official cocktail competition.
Submissions end 14 days before Cochon opens the doors in your city.


ENTER HERE
Click here to enter the contest

Once you have entered, you will be notified by email of acceptance.
There will be 6 judges to help us find a winner at each C555 event.

What should I consider when making my punch?

Make what you like to drink. What would you prepare for a close group of friends coming to your house on Friday night? Cochon is an industry event your judges are just like your peers that happen to leaders in hospitality. 

Dates for the Cochon 555 Fifth-Anniversary Tour are

New York City – Sunday, February 10
Atlanta – Sunday, February 17
Vail, CO – Sunday, March 10
Seattle – Sunday, March 17
Boston – Sunday, March 24
Washington, D.C. – Sunday, April 7
San Francisco – Sunday, April 14
Miami – Sunday, April 24
Chicago – Sunday, April 28
Los Angeles – Sunday, May 5

YOUR COMPLETED FORM AND INFORMATION
DUE 14 DAY IN ADVANCE OF THE DATES ABOVE

10 BARTENDERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY GO HEAD TO HEAD
The Ace, Denver Colorado – Sunday, June 1

THE GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP SPOTLIGHT

 Grand Cochon, Aspen Colorado – Sunday, June 16

Questions?  
Feel free to email chef@cochon555.com

 

Dimensions
7 qt. Punch Bowl
Bowl Diameter: 13 3/8″
Bowl Height: 6 1/8″

 

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?

"2016 Event of the Year!"
Time Out New York

"Raising the Bar for Dining Festivals"
LA Times

"The Porcine Equivalent of Christmas"
Seattle Metropolitan

"Pork-tastic Goodness!"
Food & Wine Magazine

"Stunning in its Professionalism"
Jonathan Gold

"Stunning in its Professionalism"
Jonathan Gold

"Cochon555 Features Some of The Best Chefs in Town"
Time Magazine

"Everyone’s Favorite Pork-centric Cooking Competition"
Zagat

"A Great Celebration, the Ultimate Pig Out"
Bon Appetit

"Chefs Bring Their A-Game for a Cause"
Eater

"Enough About Bacon! Let's Talk Whole Hog"
The Seattle Times

"Cochon555, a Touring Porcine Bacchanalia Slash Competition"
SF Weekly

"A Super Bowl of Swine, Bite After Bite of Swoon Worthy Swine"
Denver Westword

"The Pork Flowed Like Wine at Cochon555"
Eat Me Daily

Cochon555, the competitive celebration of heritage pork... [+] Eater

Cochon555 founder Brady Lowe is a tireless champion of heritage pigs... [+] Food Republic

Heritage-breed pigs in the competition yield melt-in-your mouth chops that you’ll crave for days... [+] The Village Voice

Meant to raise awareness about heritage-breed pigs and sustainable and socially responsible farming... [+] Miami New Times

Are designer pigs worth the money? Brady Lowe of Cochon 555 breaks down the difference... First We Feast [+]

Where can you find 3,500 pounds of Heritage breed pigs, locally sourced... The Daily Meal [+]

This culinary competition celebrates family farms, heritage breed pigs and today’s emerging chef community... NBC Bay Area [+]

Whole heritage-breed pigs in a head to tail showcase for a crowd of pork-loving gourmands… The Huffington Post

One of the country’s most delightfully decadent food fests... Chicago Tribune [+]

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