COCHON 555: For the Love of Pork, Wine, and Farmer’s Markets

pignalReady your palates (and wallets) Seattle; this Sunday our fair city will play host to COCHON 555, a national tour-de-force of pig loving culinary prowess.  As summarized by their ticket agent:

A group of top Seattle chefs will each prepare a 70lb heritage breed hog from head to toe for this friendly competition. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on creativity, classic preparation and overall best flavor. The winner will be crowned the “Prince of Porc”. In addition, five selected winemakers will showcase their wines.

The five Seattle chefs slated to compete are:

Local wineries featured/competing:

I’m not one to flagrantly throw around the term food orgy, but let’s be honest about what this really is.  Utilizing the full range of one of the most savory meats on the planet, intermingled with artisan wines, specialty beers, desserts, and caviar?  It almost makes it worth the $125 ticket price ($25 industry discount available).  However, upon learning that the bigger picture of this event is to help raise awareness for the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, the greater good of that ticket price is sounding much more manageable.  Tickets (only 250 available) can be purchased HERE, and are still available at publication of this post.

Even if you’re unable to attend, make sure to check back with Metblogs on Sunday evening for a full wrap-up and report from the bacon-line trenches.  On second thought, better make that Monday morning; no need for our fair readers to suffer through my pork coma-induced jibberish.


Sunday, March 8th, 5-8pm
Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Pier 66
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121

1 Comment so far

  1. stan on March 4th, 2009 @ 2:17 pm

    Your graphic is awesome with awesome-sauce.

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