Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cochon 555 Seattle Press Release

Brady Lowe, the organizer of Cochon 555, sent me this. It looks like you can get $25 off if you follow the instructions below.

“555 TWITTER 2VIP CONTEST” and win 2 VIP Tickets to Cochon555 Seattle (325 value)

How it works

Before Tuesday May 18th, anyone to twitter #cochon555 and invite FaceBook friends via will be entered to win. Those not winning will be given a $25 discount via twitter direct message.

Information below: Please pass to friends of swine, family and all things tasty. If you have a blog, website, FaceBook, twitter or calendar please post. By doing so, you are building a platform for those farmers passionate raising healthy, heritage breed pork. ~ Thank you in advance, Brady

Details are listed on FaceBook. Click on the link, under event image -> Invite your friends.

$10-20 OFF: goodfarmer

COCHON 555 SEATTLE (Five Chefs, Five Pigs, Five Winemakers)

A group of chefs will each prepare a 140 pound heritage breed hog from head to toe in this friendly competition for a cause. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on presentation, utilization and overall best flavor. The winner will be crowned the "Prince of Porc". In addition, five selected winemakers will showcase their wines. COCHON 555 is a tribute to heritage and heirloom breeds, chefs and winemakers.

Each 140 lb pig can be pre-cooked, braised, grilled, pressed, pickled, rubbed, smoked, seared, sauced, spiced, injected, marinated, cured in any way, or otherwise prepared. Guest of the event will experience the chef creations during a 2.5 hour stand-up reception. Chef stations will alternate with winemaker tables. Guests should not arrive late for this event.

CHESTER GERL, Matt’s in the Market
TAMARA MURPHY, Brasa Restaurant

McCrea Cellars
Long Shadows Wineries
Buty Winery
Fidelitas Wines
Elk Cove Vineyards

VIP WINES: (reserve tasting)
Long Shadows Wineries
Cordon Selections
Elk Cove Vineyards

Resident Butcher:
RYAN FARR - 4505 Meats San Francisco

Special Guest Chef:
Gabriel Claycamp – The Swinery

VIP EXPERIENCE: Start early with an oyster tasting and special selection of reserve wines. Enjoy artisan cheeses from DeLaurenti while sipping on savory cocktails by Daniel Hyatt of Alembic SF and craft brews from Pike Brewing Company. Guests can meat and greet with the chefs, winemakers and judges of COCHON 555.

MAIN FLOOR: Guests will witness a whole pig butcher demonstration by Ryan Farr while consuming over 750lbs of swine, great wines and brews. A whole roasted pig and swine infused desserts by Xocolatl de David will precede the award ceremony. The after party sponsored by the American Lamb Board will be held at Earth & Ocean and will feature a handful of surprises. This is a full day of new and old relationships, great chefs, swine, wine and we look forward to sharing it with you.

WHY: To promote heritage pigs and breed diversity in local and national communities.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance.

LOCATION: Bell Harbor International Conference Center. 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66 Seattle, WA 98121

WHEN: Sunday May 23rd, 5:00 p.m.
VIP Reception 3:30 p.m.

HOW: The cost is $125 per person and is open to the public. For tickets or more information visit Advance ticket purchase required. Stay the night! W Seattle is the Official Hotel Sponsor of COCHON555 and special room rates can be found on the website.

WANT TO WIN TICKETS? All contests are announced to our social media friends. Please visit the website and sign up to "Bacon Bits" the newsletter. We will provide event updates, ticket contests and special announcements. On FaceBook and Twitter, search under “COCHON555” and “Cochon on Tour”.


Cochon 555 is the only heritage breed pig and chef competition in the U.S. The touring event was created by Brady Lowe in response to the lack of consumer education around heritage breeds. Other cities include New York, Washington D.C. and Seattle. Chefs and judges from each city are selected by Taste Network, Lowe’s company, to participate in the event. Taste Network is based in Atlanta and delivers experiential services to the boutique food industry nation-wide. The company’s mission is to provide cultured events and education focused around artisan wine, cheese and cuisine to its clients and the public at large.

About FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen: In its 28th year, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen is the epicurean magazine’s signature event, bringing together 50 of the world’s foremost authorities on wine and food at 80 cooking demonstrations and wine seminars. In addition, over 300 wines and luxury lifestyle brands gather together in the Grand Tasting Pavilion, the epicenter of the event, to pour over 50,000 bottles of wine and exhibit their newest products. FOOD & WINE is the modern, stylish, trend-spotting, talent-seeking epicurean magazine. Published by American Express Publishing Corporation, the leader in luxury lifestyle magazines, FOOD & WINE has a circulation of over 925,000. Details about the event and the company are available at .

Media Contact:
Carolina Uribe

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