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Click here to buy tickets Culinary Competition and Tasting Event Celebrates Heritage Breed Pigs March 11, 2012 at 5 pm at THE ORIGINAL
Cochon 555 - five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers - is a one-of-a-kind traveling culinary competition and tasting event to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. The Portland event challenges five local chefs to prepare a menu created from heritage breed pigs, nose-to-tail, for an audience of pork-loving epicureans.
2012 Portland competing chefs include Jason Barwikowski of Woodsman Tavern, Vitaly Paley of Paley's Place, Naomi Pomeroy of BEAST Restaurant, Adam Sappington of The Country Cat, and Rita Jia You of Lucky Strike.
Guests will be treated to a pork feast of five whole heritage pigs prepared by five chefs and wines from five family wineries, including Elk Cove Vineyards, Syncline Wines, Sokol Blosser, Scholium Project, and Domaine Serene. The evening will also include wines from SALDO, a butcher demonstration by Tracy Smaciarz of Heritage Meats, an interactive tasting contest with Cathy Whims of Nostrana and Le Creuset, Anchor Brew, tastings of Chinaco Tequila, and the Cochon 555 "Perfect Manhattan" bar with Daniel Hyatt of Alembic featuring five craft American spirits. EaT Oyster Bar will serve a Heritage BBQ whole hog family meal to round out the night. The feast will conclude with a 25th anniversary champagne toast to the James Beard Foundation, sponsored by Laurent-Perrier Champagne, now celebrating its 200th year, as well as chocolate and coffee pairing from Xocolatl de David and Safari Cup Coffee.
At the end of the night, attendees and local judges will select the Prince or Princess of Porc. The winning chef will go on to compete against other regional winners at the finale Grand Cochon event at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 17, 2012.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11th 4 pm VIP opening; 5 pm general admission
TICKETS $125 per person for general admission; $200 for VIP (including a welcome cocktail from The King's Ginger, HamaHama Oysters, tastings from Anne Amie, Buty, Big Table Farm, Chehalem, The Cheese Bar, Double Mountain Brewery, The Meadow and Domaine Serene paired with Iberico De Bellota by Fermin). Buy tickets now!