Sunday, June 14, 2009

A quick Cochon 555 shout out.

I'm looking forward to attending the Chochon 555 event at the Fairmont tonight (with Foodbuzz's generous support). It should be an exciting evening, including a demonstration breakdown of a whole pig by Taylor Boetticher of Fatted Calf Charcuterie. Ravi Kapur of Boulevard, Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats, Nate Appleman of A16/ SPQR, Staffan Terje of Perbacco and Peter McNee of Poggio Trattoria will compete to cook poor Wilbur and be crowned Prince of Porc. Krupp Brothers, Hirsch Vineyards, Elk Cove Winery, Arcadian Winery, K Vintners/ Charles Smith's Wines will be competing to match the chef's creations. The whole thing aims to promote heritage bred (that is, fat and happy) pigs, something I've been curious about for a while. Look for a post all about it very soon!