Denver is one of only ten stops on the third annual US tour of Cochon 555. The event is a friendly competition featuring five heritage bred pigs, five wine makers and, of course, five local chefs. The mission of Cocohon 555 is to raise awareness of family farms and to encourage breed diversity. It is the only heritage breed pig culinary competition in the country. This year’s chosen Colorado chefs include Alex Seidel of Fruition, Kelly Liken of Kelly Liken Restaurant, Frank Bonnano of Bones and Mizuna, Lachlan Mackinnon of Frasca, and Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja and Eulclid Hall. The chefs will be judged by a local panel of twenty. The winner will be crowned “Prince or Princess of Porc” and will win a trip to the Food & Wood Festival in Aspen to participate in the Grand Cochon event. The founder of Cochon 555, Brady Lowe, has a contagious passion for supporting sustainable food systems and is hoping the rest of the country will catch heritage hog hay-fever. The event is open to the public, $125 per ticket, and will include wine, a tasting of each chefs creation, as well as other unconventional hog fare.
Ritz-Carlton Denver, April 3rd
VIP – 3:30pm