Cochon 555 Pig Event - Perceptor's Report
This was my 1st Cochon 555 experience and I had an amazing time eating awesome pork dishes and sampling alot of wines.... if you love anything pork then you MUST check this event out!!!
alittle background about this event from their website:
"Cochon 555 is a one-of-a-kind traveling culinary competition and tasting event–five chefs, five pigs, five wine makers–to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. Each stop along the ten-city tour offers hard-working local farmers the opportunity to connect with like-minded agriculturalists, renowned chefs and the pork-loving public. Our goal is to help family farms sustain and expand their businesses and to encourage breed diversity. Cochon 555 is the only heritage breed pig culinary competition in the country."
The Los Angeles participants:
Octavio Becerra – Palate Food & Wine
Chad Colby – Mozza (winner of the night)
Tim Goodell – Public Kitchen & Bar
Ben Ford – Ford’s Filling Station
Joshua Whigham – The Bazaar
Berkshire – ReRide Ranch
Hampshire – Hopkins Hog Farm via Tender Belly
Spotted Poland – Hopkins Hog Farm via Tender Belly
Hereford – Hopkins Hog Farm via Tender Belly
Red Wattle – Walnut Keep Farm & Vineyard
Here is my photo coverage:
The photo gallery with Jonathan Gold's report on LA Weekly's website shows that pig in a smoker oven. I very much enjoyed seeing both those photos and Perceptor's, since Fishbein's pix were from an insider's viewpoint and Perceptor's were those of an attendee (and a damned lucky one, he said enviously).