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6th Annual Cochon 555 Tour: New York

January 26th, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park

COCHON US TOUR & GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. HUMBLY PRESENT COCHON555

Over 11 tons of heritage pork raised by family farms will be served across the country in a nose-to-tail touring culinary competition. In each city, five local chefs will each be given a 200 pound heritage breed pig to create six dishes for a crowd of pork-loving enthusiasts. A panel of 20 expert judges and guests of the event will vote for the city’s “Prince or Princess of Porc.” The winner from each city goes on to compete for top honors in the Grand Cochon at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen in June. The winner of the finale receives bragging rights as the “King or Queen of Porc” and a 4-day wine experience to Rioja, Spain’s most prominent wine region.

In addition to eating over 30 different dishes, devoted pork fans can stop by the Goose Nest, an area featuring the Vintage Ales of Goose Island Beer Co. paired with selections from Hudson Valley Foie Gras. Guests will sample amazing wines, meet with farmers and experience a live butchering demonstration. The event also features

[5] five local barkeeps in the “Punch Kings” Competition presented by Breckenridge Bourbon barkeeps sign-up here, oysters paired with wines, a cheese bar, Perfect Manhattan Experience, Mezcal Bar, Crispin Ciders, and a table featuring the wines of Rioja. All guests of the event are invited to visit the website and signup on the newsletter for a chance to win a VIP trip to Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival in New York City, a trip to Heritage BBQ in Louisville, or more than $3,000 in prizes from partners, including a Smart-Scoop Ice Cream Maker from Breville, a $1000 bottle of bourbon, Punch Kings judge seat and 2 VIP tickets to Cochon 555.

“I’m passionate about promoting food sources that support a more natural, sustainable food system,” explains Brady Lowe, founder of Cochon 555. “For the first time ever, I am very pleased to welcome Goose Island Beer Co. into the family of events as a presenting sponsor of the 2014 U.S. Tour. One event cannot change the system, but together we can celebrate the chefs and farmers who continue to tilt the scales back towards responsibly grown food.”

The COCHON 555 event is 100% inclusive and always on Sunday.

Tickets for Cochon 555 events are $125 (general admission) and $200 (VIP). GENERAL ADMISSION price includes over 30 dishes prepared from the entirety of heritage breed pigs from nose to tail, paired with premium wines, brews and spirits. Both ticket prices includes endless drink and tons of food. GA starts at 5pm. VIP starts at 4pm, and includes one-hour early access to all the food (special, limited dishes), a chance to hang with the celebrity chefs, judges and media. VIP also enjoys the Punch Kings Competition, first crack at Foie Gras, oysters, jars of bacon, and the occasional bottle of reserve wine. Everyone is invited to the After Party, always.

This epic porc event is over 1200 pounds of heritage pig packed with 100% flavor! Complete event details of the event will be available 30 days before each event. That’s when we typically release the chefs and farms involved with the event. Please keep in mind we sell about 60% of tickets before the complete event details are ever released, so if you like what you see, we suggest not waiting so buy a ticket. If you are interested in being a sponsor of Cochon, please contact us.

For more info on the tour in NYC and other cities, please visits:

http://cochon555.com/

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