EPIC CULINARY COMPETITION COMING TO THE BILTMORE
FIVE CHEFS, FIVE PIGS, FIVE WINEMAKERS, FIVE SOMMS, FIVE BARKEEPS…FOR ONE CHARITY
Cochon555, the nation’s acclaimed culinary, wine and spirit event in celebration of local family farming and whole pig cookery, is celebrating ten years during its 2019 nationwide tour. The tour returns to Miami on Sunday, May 19th featuring five local chefs battling it out to be named Miami’s “Prince/Princess of Pork” and represent Miami at the grand finale, Grand Cochon, in Chicago on September 15, 2019.
The five chefs will have one week to prepare a 200-pound heritage breed pig and create a masterful menu to present to guests and notable judges during the event. They will be judged and win votes from the audience based on utilization, technique, and overall flavor.
Running in tandem with the culinary competition is a pair of beverage competitions. Punch Kings presented by El Tesoro Tequila is a whole bottle spirit competition featuring the city’s top barkeeps in a hand-crafted punch challenge and Somm Smackdown is a face-off of the nation’s top sommeliers pairing the best wine with heritage pig dishes.
Every event is a fundraiser for Cochon555’s sister charity, Piggy Bank; a start-up farm in Missouri that serves as a Kickstarter for new family farms and a safety net for those in the wake of a disaster (flood, fire, and disease).
For an in-depth look at the distinguished events of the Cochon555 movement, online videos, tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit www.cochon555.com.
Where: The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Avenue in Coral Gables
When: May 19th, 2019
Time: 4PM for VIP entry, 5PM – 7:30PM for General Admission
Tickets: General Admission $130; VIP $200 (includes early admission and exclusive access to cocktail competition)