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Travelle Kitchen + Bar to Host Cochon555 Chef Collab Dinner

Travelle Kitchen + Bar to Host Cochon555 Chef Collab Dinner


Travelle Kitchen + Bar presents dinner with special guests on Tuesday, Sept. 26

WHAT: In celebration of Grand Cochon – happening on October 1 in Chicago – Cochon555 Chicago 2017 Winner and Travelle Kitchen + Bar Chef Ricardo Jarquin hosts a one-night-only, ticketed collaboration dining experience with past Cochon555 winners including Tim Graham (Twain), Andres Padilla (Topolobampo), Nicole Pederson (Found), Nathan Sears (TheWit Hotel Chicago), and more. Happening for the first time ever in Chicago, Jarquin represents the city in the Grand Cochon, with hopes of being crowned this year’s “King of Porc.” Wine and cocktail pairings will accompany the meal with passed appetizers from each chef. Proceeds from the event benefit Piggy Bank, an organization dedicated to educating farmers and chefs about heritage pigs and breeding.

Chef Ricardo will serve a family-style dinner at Travelle Kitchen + Bar, a casually elegant restaurant, lounge, and bar located inside The Langham, Chicago hotel. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour meet-and-greet, giving diners the opportunity to mingle with the chefs and Cochon555 Founder Brady Lowe. The pork-centric meal commences at 7 p.m., showcasing dishes incorporating pork from Meadowbrook Farm in Benton Harbor, Michigan: the same farm Chef Ricardo worked with to win the Chicago Cochon555 competition. The meal concludes with dessert from Travelle Kitchen + Bar Pastry Chef Scott Green.

In addition to the “Chef Collab” event, Travelle Kitchen + Bar will be open to the public for nightly dinner service. The dinner event kicks-off Grand Cochon, the epic finale to the 14-city touring culinary competition, will crown its “King or Queen of Porc” at Morgan Manufacturing on Sunday evening, October 1st.  Fourteen chefs cook 14 pigs in a winner-takes-all showdown, with the winner crowned the “Queen or King of Porc.” Cochon555 is committed to showcasing heritage breed pigs to new audiences. More information can be found online at http://grandcochon.com.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Travelle Kitchen and Bar at The Langham, Chicago
330 N. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
PRICE: $125 per person, excluding tax and gratuity
HOW: To make a reservation, please call 312.923.7703 or email Lindsay Srednicki at lindsay.srednicki@langhamhotels.com


Travelle Kitchen + Bar Situated on the second floor of the luxurious Langham hotel in an iconic skyscraper designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe that once housed IBM regional headquarters, Travelle Kitchen + Bar is located along the Chicago River in the heart of downtown Chicago. A play on the word travel, Travelle is a casually elegant restaurant, lounge, and bar featuring Chef Ricardo Jarquin’s seasonal American cuisine. Dishes feature fresh ingredients, utilizing Chef Jarquin’s connection with some of the finest farms, ranches and orchards in the nation. Alongside a carefully curated wine list, Travelle boasts a beverage program that highlights skillfully-crafted classic cocktails. Influenced by the romance of the digital age, architect/designer David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group creates a modern environment that conveys history, sophistication and nostalgia into the 124-seat restaurant and 81-seat bar and lounge that overlook the Chicago skyline and river. Located at 330 North Wabash, Travelle is open seven days a week for breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner. For reservations or more information, please visit www.travellechicago.com or call 312-923-7705.

About The Langham, Chicago The newest North American addition to Langham Hospitality Group’s luxury portfolio, The Langham, Chicago resides within the landmark, 52-story riverfront AMA Plaza (formerly IBM building) that is designed by the renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Offering 316 guest rooms and suites, this is the company’s first purpose-built hotel in the United States and the fourth property in the U.S. The Langham, Chicago features a 22,000 square feet Health Club housing Langham’s signature Chuan Spa; two restaurants, Travelle Kitchen + Bar, the Pavilion Lounge for afternoon tea; Langham Club with butler service, light meals and business facilities and 15,000 square feet of meeting space including the elegant Devonshire Ballroom. The hotel features a fine art collection with more than 150 pieces of distinctive artworks. Reservations for Langham hotels can be made online at www.langhamhotels.com. For further information about The Langham, Chicago, visit www.langhamhotels.com/chicago or dial 312-923-9988.

About Piggy Bank Launched in 2015 by Cochon555 founder Brady Lowe, Piggy Bank is a pig farming sanctuary. Harboring a Noah’s Ark-worthy selection of heritage breeds, it provides free genetics and access to shared business plans to emerging family farms. Piggy Bank aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and benefit from the sharing of genetics, livestock, and the very information needed to thrive as small businesses. The Piggy Bank farm, to be located in Missouri, raises heritage breed pigs to be gifted to communities, while building a model of agricultural transparency. Piggy Bank is a nonprofit corporation with federal tax exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3). Follow the Piggy Bank conversation on Twitter @PiggyBankOrg. For more information, watch the video http://j.mp/PIGGY_BANK or visit www.piggy-bank.org.



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