Festivals/Events (Food & Spirits)


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One of the most talked about culinary events comes to New York for a weekend of awesomeness! Cochon 555!

The weekend begins on Friday, January 22nd, with the Late Night Asian Speakeasy Dinner hosted by Chef Danny Mena of Hecho en Dumbo. The all-star lineup of chefs includes “2012 Prince of Porc” Brad Farmerie of Public, “2015 Prince of Porc” Francis Derby of The Cannibal, Anthony Sasso of Casa Mono, Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn and Ivan Orkin of Ivan Ramen with the support of Sun Noodle. The family-style feast will be paired with the stunning Wines of Germany following a reception of hand-crafted Punches with Breckenridge Distillery and The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley alongside a special tasting of Martínez Lacuesta reserve vermouths. The dinner will be limited to 40 seats and are available online for purchase at $125 per person and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Piggy Bank. Watch the dinner sneak preview video here: http://j.mp/Cochon555-Speakeasy.

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Sunday, January 24th, the main event, Cochon 555 will be held at Weylin B. Seymour’s in Brooklyn. This year’s competing chefs include Justin Smillie of Upland, Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn, Hillary Sterling of Vic’s, Danny Mena of Hecho en Dumbo and Mike Poiarkoff of Vinegar Hill. The five chefs will prepare a maximum of six dishes from one whole hog and their utilization will help them win votes from a crowd of hungry gourmands and celebrated judges. This year’s judges include Jacob Dickson of Dickson’s Farmstand, Thomas Schneller of The Culinary Institute of America, Anthony Sasso of Casa Mono, Ryan Hardy of Charlie Bird, Cesare Casella, Cristiano Creminelli of Creminelli Fine Meats, Christian Pappanicholas of The Cannibal, Frank Langello of Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca, Brad Farmerie of Public, Butcher’s Erika Nakamura & Jocelyn Guest of The Breslin, Missy Corey of Virtue Cider and five sommeliers including Mollie Battenhouse of VOS Selections, Missy Neill of Lure Fishbar, Carrie Lyn Strong of Aureole, Jared Fischer of Peninsula Hotel, Adam Petronzio of Oceana and. The winner of the regional event will be announced as the “Princess or Prince of Porc” and go on to compete for the national title of “King or Queen of Porc” at Grand Cochon, the tour finale, held at the Viceroy in Snowmass/Aspen on June 18th. Get a preview of the event by watching the flavor-stacked video here: http://j.mp/Cochon555-Trailer.

To find out more about the upcoming events and to purchase your tickets you can visit there website.  www.cochon55.com

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