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HERITAGE FIRE NAPA

DATE AND TIME: August 26th 2018 | 3pm-7pm LOCATION: Charles Krug Winery - Saint Helena

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COCHON555

EXPERIENCE THE BEST SUNDAY EVENT

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COCHON555 - HERITAGE FIRE NAPA

A must-do whole-animal, live-fire culinary experience. Heritage Fire is a decadent food and wine event featuring 3,500+ pounds of fire-kissed meat roasted en plein air by 50+ 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 and the eating of many delicious species of animals. A portion of all sales will benefit our sister charity Piggy Bank.

General Admission is our signature three-hour experience filled with culinary wonderment! Feast on culinary creations and enjoy endless rounds of beverages. Splurge on the VIP area and get an extra hour of extravagance. Get up close to the chefs and farmers who made it all happen, without waiting in line. Chefs will serve special premium dishes during VIP, and our guests will sip allocated wines and spirits that don’t last the entire event.

EAT

EVERYTHING

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EAT
  • 1500 Pounds of Heritage Pig
  • 5 Chefs Cooking Whole Hog
  • Whole Mexico Experience
  • Signature Cheese Bar
  • Starter Bar with Cures, Pates and Foie
  • Tartare Bar w. Antica Wines
  • Royal Oak "Dirty Steaks" Tasting
  • Luxe Butter Bar
  • Pate Experience
  • Perfect Puree Swine & Sweets
  • Pop-Up Pie Shop with Mike's Pies
SPECIAL VIP OFFERING
DRINK

IT ALL

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DRINK
  • Five Winemaker's Table
  • Somm Smackdown
  • Antica Wines and Tartare Bar
  • Angostura Original Bitter's Bar
  • Wines of Germany Culinary Pop-Up
  • Hand-Crafted Brews
  • Five Winemaker's Table
  • Somm Smackdown
  • Antica Wines and Tartare Bar
  • Angostura Original Bitter's Bar
SPECIAL VIP OFFERING

BOOK YOUR EXPERIENCE

FULL CULINARY LINEUP STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED

Stay Tuned For More Chefs, Butchers, Winemakers & Then Some...

NICOLAI LIPSCOMB
NICOLAI LIPSCOMB

THE BATTERY

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TEAM

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NICOLAI LIPSCOMB

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AYESHA CURRY + JEREMY MCMILLAN
AYESHA CURRY + JEREMY MCMILLAN

International Smoke

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tba

AYESHA CURRY + JEREMY MCMILLAN

Chef Jeremy McMillan is the Corporate Executive Chef of MINA Group, where he has worked alongside Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry to develop International Smoke’s globally inspired menu.

TEAM

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JUSTIN SUTHERLAND
JUSTIN SUTHERLAND

Handsome Hog

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TEAM

tba

JUSTIN SUTHERLAND

Chef Justin Sutherland was born to cook. He spent his childhood in the kitchen learning recipes from his mother & grandmother. His favorite TV show was Yan Can Cook where Chef Yan's motto and show closing was "If Yan can cook, so can you". At the Handsome Hog his motto is "from the snout to the tail!"

TEAM

Originating from England, the Gloucestershire Old Spot is a critically rare breed. Nicknamed “orchard pig”, the Old Spot is white with black spots, has floppy ears, and a medium-sized body. Known for its higher fat ratio, the breed remains remarkably hardy with flavorful meat, excellent foraging abilities and a gentle temperament, making it popular with farmers. The meat has a distinctive layer of back fat, which adds to the succulent flavor overall.

FRANCIS ANG
FRANCIS ANG

Pinoy Heritage

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FRANCIS ANG

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TIFFANY FRIEDMAN
TIFFANY FRIEDMAN

Butterroot

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TIFFANY FRIEDMAN

TEAM

MARC ZIMMERMAN
MARC ZIMMERMAN

Alexander's Steakhouse

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tba

MARC ZIMMERMAN

Marc started cooking at the age of fourteen in a tiny Italian restaurant in Indiana. Several years later, he began working for a Charlie Trotter alumnus named Steven Oakley who inspired him to attend culinary school and make cooking his life. Marc spent time in kitchens in New York and Las Vegas working for Nobu Matsuhisa and Guy Savoy before moving to San Francisco where he is currently Executive Chef at Alexander’s Steakhouse.

TEAM

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LARS KRONMARK

TEAM

TRACY SMACIARZ
BUTCHER TRACY SMACIARZ

Heritage Meats

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BUTCHER SHOP

Benefitting Charity

TRACY SMACIARZ

Tracy Smaciarz, President of Heritage Meats, is a 2nd generation artisan meat processor/butcher that takes pride in assisting independent small growers with marketing their meat products to local restaurants and retail locations. Tracy’s Lifetime of experience and dedication uniquely qualifies him like few others in the United States to make these relationships successful.

BUTCHER SHOP

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ROB LIND

TEAM

HOWARD KO

Originally from LA’s Koreatown, Chef Howard Ko has worked at some of the country’s most renowned restaurants, including The French Laundry, The Restaurant at Meadowood, Restaurant Daniel, and Mélisse. He currently serves as Executive Chef of Loews Regency San Francisco, and will be debuting the hotel’s brand new restaurant concept this spring.

TEAM

The Duroc owes its origins to the blending of two strains of hogs from New Jersey and New York in 1830. This breed has long been known for its ability to grow faster on less feed, while still maintaining a flavor profile of interest. Duroc is high in marbling (small flecks of fat recurring throughout the muscle), making its spareribs and shoulder roasts sweet and juicy.

TU DAVID PHU

TEAM

MICHAEL PUGLISI
BUTCHER MICHAEL PUGLISI

Electric City Butcher

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TEAM

tba

MICHAEL PUGLISI

Michael is founder and owner of Electric City Butcher, Orange County's Premier Whole Animal Butcher Shop. Obsessed with sourcing from small, family-owned farms, Puglisi applies his decade of experience working for the likes of Thomas Keller and Bouchon to his passion for custom cut meats, hand-made sausage and charcuterie.

TEAM

The Duroc owes its origins to the blending of two strains of hogs from New Jersey and New York in 1830. This breed has long been known for its ability to grow faster on less feed, while still maintaining a flavor profile of interest. Duroc is high in marbling (small flecks of fat recurring throughout the muscle), making its spareribs and shoulder roasts sweet and juicy.

PETER JACOBSEN
PETER JACOBSEN

Jacobsen Orchards

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TEAM TOAST

Is Awesome

PETER JACOBSEN

TEAM TOAST

DAVID BARON

San Francisco Bay Area native, Executive Chef David Baron of Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette was born into a kitchen that combined old world traditions of two distinctly diverse cultures and sides of the food spectrum with parents hailing from the Philippines and Nicaragua. Over the years, he has donned chef whites in the kitchens of Michelin-rated, critically-acclaimed restaurants such as Atelier Crenn, Daniel Patterson's Coi and Plum, Chris Cosentino's Incanto, and even Aqua in San Francisco. Now at Salt Wood, Chef Baron showcases his love for fresh seafood and cooking from the hearth at Salt Wood which opened Summer 2017 at The Sanctuary Beach Resort in the Monterey Peninsula.

TEAM

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SOPHINA UONG
SOPHINA UONG

Bi-Rite Market

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tba

SOPHINA UONG

Chef Sophina Uong learned how to cook with a Betty Crocker microwave cookbook, a box of dehydrated au gratin potatoes, and Hamburger Helper. She's come a long way from those boxes but still has that 9 year old curiosity about all the marvelous foods.

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ALEX LOVICK
ALEX LOVICK

Inglenook

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tba

ALEX LOVICK

TEAM

KIM WISS

TEAM

JACOB KWAN-ROSENBUSH
JACOB KWAN-ROSENBUSH

Hardwood Bar & Smokery

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TEAM

tba

JACOB KWAN-ROSENBUSH

TEAM

MARK STARK

Trained in the kitchens of Paris and the California wine country David has continued the legacy of his family's Nuevo Latino cooking tradition at their 9 Houston area restaurants where he serves as Executive Chef. In 2010 he was named Up and Coming Chef of the Year at the Houston Culinary Awards and in 2015 he was awarded 40 Under 40 by the Houston Business Journal as well as Truffle Chef of the Year in the Houston Truffle Chef Charity Challenge.

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KIM ALTER
KIM ALTER

Nightbird

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tba

KIM ALTER

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RAFAEL BARRERA
RAFAEL BARRERA

Cooking With My Doctor

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tba

RAFAEL BARRERA

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SHAWN NAPUTI
SHAWN NAPUTI

Prubechu

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TEAM

tba

SHAWN NAPUTI

TEAM

MICHAEL FAGNONI
MICHAEL FAGNONI

Hawks Public House

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TEAM

tba

MICHAEL FAGNONI

TEAM

PATRICIO WISE
PATRICIO WISE

Nixtaco Mexican Kitchen

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TEAM

tba

PATRICIO WISE

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JOHN TESAR
JOHN TESAR

Knife Dallas

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TEAM

tba

JOHN TESAR

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SOMM SMACKDOWN
SOMM COMPETITION SOMM SMACKDOWN

5 Sommeliers Compete

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AZZURRO WINE COMPANY

Special Thanks

SOMM SMACKDOWN

At the heart of all Cochon555 events lies a culinary competition of five local chefs each presenting one whole, heritage breed pig to promote local family farming. Running in tandem for two years, is Cochon555’s "Somm Smackdown” competition featuring 50 of the nation's top sommeliers each challenged with pairing the best wines from around the globe to the dishes prepared by the competing chefs. A panel of 30 celebrity judges select a winner. Watch two years of footage and learn more about how Somm’s feel about wine trends, regions and what pairs best with heritage breed pork. EP00 - Trailer EP01 - Romance EP02 - Passion EP03 - Pigs EP04 - Pairing EP05 - Reflections EP06 - Palettes

AZZURRO WINE COMPANY

Over the course of the past two years - we have found great wine pairings. Click to see them all, its pretty amazing. Thanks again to all the producers, winemakers, growers and sommeliers for making this a truly stunning journey.

NATE WEIS
WINEMAKER NATE WEIS

Silver Oak Cellars

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CABERNET

2013 Napa Valley

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.

CABERNET

Our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It was blended in early 2014 and aged for 24 months in 85% new American oak and 15% one-used American oak barrels from our Missouri cooperage, The Oak. Early blending assures a balanced core and allows all components to achieve a seamless harmony during barrel aging. It was then aged for an additional 20 months in bottle before being released in February of 2018.

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. Pax Wine Cellars is focusing on the production of premium vineyard-designated Syrah based wines from the North Coast of California.

SYRAH

Inky black and massively concentrated black fruit, black pepper, tar and roses complete the brilliant aromas of this classic California Syrah. A bit more of a bruiser than the 2013, this 2014 is the perfect foil for a fatty piece of Lamb or your favorite Cowboy Steak fresh off of an iron skillet. The tannins are velvety and the fruit intense, which reminds us mostly of the 2004 version of this wine with a lower abv.

ERIN MILLER
WINEMAKER ERIN MILLER

Twomey Cellars

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PINOT NOIR

2015 Bien Nacido Vineyard

ERIN MILLER

Erin is Twomey’s Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc winemaker, a specialist in the varietal who has worked in France, Oregon and California. She embodies the French concept of “vigneron,” the idea that the winemaker should also be intimately involved with the vineyard, and believes in crafting vineyard-driven wines that express an unmistakable sense of place. “You can force a wine to be something, but let it be itself and it will show you it’s colors and personality.” – Winemaker Erin Miller

PINOT NOIR

Bien Nacido Vineyard is a unique site along the Central Coast of California, only six miles as the bird flies from the ocean. The 2015 season was an extension of the already dry conditions established from the previous years of drought. Little to no fog developed, resulting in sun-soaked vineyards and concentrated berries. Bud break began in early March, bloom and fruit set in April, and by early June hints of color were showing through. The growing season concluded with an earlier than usual harvest for the second year in a row.

RAJAT PARR
WINEMAKER RAJAT PARR

Sandhi Wines

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CHARDONNAY

2015 Santa Barbara Co.

RAJAT PARR

Partner/Proprietor, Sandhi - Though food was Rajat Parr’s first love, wine became his great passion. Fortunately, Rajat has encountered the best of both worlds through his work as wine director for the Mina Group’s restaurants and as partner in RN74 (San Francisco and Seattle).

CHARDONNAY

Our “village wine” is a blend of vineyards from the southwestern part of Sta. Rita Hills including sections from Rita’s Crown, Bentrock, and Wenzlau. The 2015 bottling bespeaks its warm growing season with bright, eye-opening aromas of lemon pith, almond skin, crushed white rock, and oyster shells. From such a lifted nose, the palate is surprisingly unctuous. There is an alluring heft to the wine that carries with it flavors of meyer lemon custard and roasted pine nuts.

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.

PINOT NOIR

Steep hillsides and a variety of clones help add diversity to this vineyard whose aspects were carefully planted to encourage even sunlight exposure during the final stages of fruit ripening. The Sonoma Coast influence is key at Gap’s Crown – located in the Petaluma Gap where late season fog becomes trapped and takes a little longer to burn off. The fruit is allowed to hang a little longer creating more balanced and evolved flavors. On the Nose - stunning aromas of blueberry, blackberry, lavender and ripe strawberry and a full body mouthfeel with super fine tannins that are compressed and extremely long.

THE MOST TALKED ABOUT CULINARY TOUR IN THE COUNTRY

A must-do whole-animal, live-fire culinary experience. Heritage Fire is a decadent food and wine event featuring 3,500+ pounds of fire-kissed meat roasted en plein air by 50+ 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 and the eating of many delicious species of animals. A portion of all sales will benefit our sister charity Piggy Bank.

General Admission is our signature three-hour experience filled with culinary wonderment! Feast on culinary creations and enjoy endless rounds of beverages. Splurge on the VIP area and get an extra hour of extravagance. Get up close to the chefs and farmers who made it all happen, without waiting in line. Chefs will serve special premium dishes during VIP, and our guests will sip allocated wines and spirits that don’t last the entire event.

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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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