FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016
Welcome Reception & Dinner: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Cochon555’s Epic Culinary Competition Tour & Experiential Food Experience Announces a Portion of Ticket Sales Will Support a Charity Dedicated to Creating the World’s First Open-Source Genetics Model for Family Farming
This year’s Heritage BBQ weekend – an event inspired by global grilling traditions – commences with Cochon555’s cult favorite pop-up dinner, Late Nite Asian Speakeasy. Local chefs Tu David Phu, Tim Luym, Jacob Kwan-Rosenbush and Shawn Naputi will be preparing a multi-course meal inspired by their favorite late-night Asian cuisines, as well as working together to pair each bold, spice-driven bite with cocktails and premium wines. The kitchen will also be giving the proceeds to Piggy Bank, a genetic-sanctuary-in-the-making providing free heritage breed pigs and business plans to emerging family farms. Cultured yet edgy, the night focuses equally on far-flung food cultures and local sourcing solutions.
Dinner will be followed by a master class featuring Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve paired with dessert. During the reception guests will be able to enjoy an aperitif of Martínez Lacuesta Vermouth and wine pairings from Silver Oak. Tickets to the dinners are available online at $85 per person and will benefit Piggy Bank, a farm-in-the-making benefitting heritage breed pig farmers and culinary schools. Dinner reservations can be made online at http://www.piggy-bank.org/dinners.
Guests will be guided through their meal by various chef/hosts – with a focus on local ingredients and responsible agriculture – and will have the chance to mingle with the founders and directors of the National Cochon555 Tour. A special thanks to our dinner hosts including Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve, Silver Oak, DRY Sparkling, Sun Noodle, Martínez Lacuesta, Williams-Sonoma, The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley, and Tu David Phu and his team of kitchen superheroes.
The dinner series is a national series featuring 50 of the nation’s emerging chefs. The participating chefs will showcase their skills in the kitchen as diners enjoy a course from each showcasing their distinct culinary approach for an unparalleled experience with a premium beverage pairing for each. Throughout the evening guests will be guided through the dinner with a chance to mingle and enjoy the night with the friends and family of Team Cochon.
For more details about Piggy Bank, please visit www.Piggy-Bank.org, or follow @piggybankorg on Twitter.