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Third Annual Cochon 555 Comes to Boston

Monday, January 10, 2011

Cochon 555 -  a national culinary competition promoting heritage breed pigs - is coming to Boston January 30th, 2011.

I learned of the event from Red Car Wine's Facebook page.  Red Car makes the incredible Heaven & Earth La Boheme Pinot Noir I raved about recently and landed at #4 on my Top 25 of 2010 list.  They'll be pouring at the event along with some other highly regarded Pinot Noir producers.

From the press release:

THIRD ANNUAL COCHON 555 COMES TO BOSTON

Culinary Competition and Tasting Event Celebrates Heritage Breed Pigs
January 30, 2011 at 5 pm

WHAT:  Cochon 555: 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers, is a national culinary competition promoting heritage breed pigs and breed diversity. The Boston event challenges five local chefs to prepare a menu created from heritage breed pigs, nose to tail, for an audience of pork-loving epicureans and local judges.

Guests will be able to sample pork dishes paired with wines from five different small wineries, including Domaine Serene, Elk Cove Vineyards,
Peay Vineyards, Red Car, Sokol Blosser, as well as sparkling wine from Massachusetts’ own Westport Rivers. In addition, attendees will vote for the “Prince or Princess of Porc.” The winning chefs will compete against other regional winners at the finale Grand Cochon at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 19, 2011.

WHO:  2011 Boston competing chefs include Mary Dumont of Harvest, Will Gilson of Garden at the Cellar, Matt Jennings of Farmstead, Barry Maiden of Hungry Mother, and Lydia Shire of Locke-Ober and Scampo.

WHEN:
  Sunday, January 30, 2011
3:30 pm VIP opening; 5 pm general admission

WHERE:
  Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St. James Avenue, Boston

TICKETS:
    General admission tickets start at $125 per person and are available at www.cochon555.com. VIP tickets for $175 include a private tasting of West Sonoma Coast Vintners (Failla, Peay, Red Car, Freestone, Evening Lands’ and Freeman). Plus start the celebration early with artisan cheeses from Formaggio Kitchen and a sustainable oyster station from Island Creek Oysters. 

Visit the Cochon 555 website for more information - including stops in other cities

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