Posted by Sam Bloch on May 23rd, 2013
If you didn’t put the Cochon 555 event on Sunday, July 28 into your calendar after our first post about it in January, it is time to add it now. The event is called EPIC by Cochon, and boy is it going to be epic. Over 1200 pounds of heritage pork will be served by some of Philly’s most talented chefs alongside some of the best chefs in the country. In all, over 25 chefs will prepare six heritage breed pigs. In addition to the local chefs, Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead (Providence, Chef Jamie Bissonnette of Toro (NYC & Boston), and 2013 Food & Wine Best New Chef/2012 Grand Cochon Winner Jason Vincent of Nightwood (Chicago) will be preparing dishes for the barbecue. There will also be bars stocked with bourbon, mezcal, artisan cheeses, sausage, wines, local beers, oysters, and even a few SnoCone machines. This tasting event is really a once in a lifetime experience.
Unlike other Chocon 555 events, EPIC is not a competition, rather it is a celebration of chefs, farmers, and pork enthusiasts. Tickets to the event are on sale and a tad on the pricey side at $135+, but according to the Cochon event description, “your ticket guarantees you one thing, pork bliss.” Pork bliss is something worth paying up for.
EPIC Cochon [Official Site]