Cochon555 Presents Epic Culinary Event Series in Snowmass/Aspen
The fire-kissed cult-favorite festival Heritage Fire by Cochon555 returns to Snowmass Village, Colorado this summer alongside Grand Cochon. Heritage Fire, the country’s premier live-fire event, includes whole animals roasted over open fires prepared by top chefs paired with premium wines, beers and spirits. The flagship event of the weekend, Grand Cochon, features ten chefs competing for the crown with thirty best bites from regional events across the country. Viceroy Snowmass is the official hotel for the weekend and will once again be hosting this epic weekend alongside Related and Snowmass Tourism. The events benefit Piggy Bank, a farm devoted to providing free heritage breed pigs and business plans to emerging family farms. All-inclusive tickets to the events start at $125 (includes beverage pairings, tax and gratuity) and can be purchased online. For an in-depth look at the movement behind this must-do culinary weekend, visit www.cochon555.com.
Highlights of the Event
Heritage Fire: a live-fire outdoor food and wine event, takes place on the evening of June 16th at the Lawn in Base Village and will spotlight over 50 notable chefs, pairing their heritage and heirloom foods with amazing wines, craft beers, and spirits. Tickets are now available online at cochon555.com for $125.
Late Night Asian Speakeasy: an exclusive dinner event on June 17th hosted at the Ricard by Viceroy at 9pm featuring six celebrity DC chefs. The family-style feast will be limited to 100 seats at $125 per person available at cochon555.com. A portion of the proceeds benefits Piggy Bank, a “genetic sanctuary” devoted to providing the knowledge and heritage breed pigs to support responsible farming. Learn more about Piggy Bank by watching this video or visitingpiggy-bank.org.
Grand Cochon: The weekend will end with the finale of the ten-city tour, where the King or Queen of Porc will be crowned at Viceroy Snowmass on June 18th. The event brings together the winning chefs of their regional competitions. Tickets start at $150 at cochon555.com. Check out this video to learn more about Grand Cochon, a one of a kind culinary experience.
For convenience, complimentary shuttles will transport attendees between Aspen and Snowmass before peak event times.
About Cochon US Tour
The Cochon555 US Tour, executes a variety of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs with the world’s first nose-to-tail pig competition. Created in response to the lack of consumer education around heritage breed pigs, this epic pork feast visits 20 major cities in North America annually with over 60 events. The tour also features a multitude of live-event expressions including Heritage BBQ (global cultures), Heritage Fire (live-fire event), EPIC Cochon (hyper-premium), All-Star Cochon (fan favorites) and Cochon Island (agri-tourism). All Cochon555 events cultivate a long-term impact for heritage species raised by family farms, reaching the top culinary markets in North America while promoting our sponsors’ messages to 16,000 guests by drawing from the biggest names in the hospitality industry, including 2,200+ chefs, 150+ family farms and 16 culinary schools. Since 2009, 50,000+ consumers have experienced heritage pork for the first time, more than $500,000 has been donated to charities and over $750,000 has been paid directly to our farmers. Together with winemakers, brewers, distillers and craft food makers they create authentic culinary events celebrating champions in the good food movement. For more videos and details about all events in the Cochon555 family, visit www.cochon555.com or follow @cochon555 on Twitter and Instagram.
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