On Sunday, June 22, the last day of the sold-out FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, Grand Cochon gives pork aficionados a chance to indulge in pig-centric dishes from ten of the countries most talented chefs. Grand Cochon, is the finale of the fifth national tour of Cochon 555, a traveling culinary competition created to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs and responsible agriculture.
The event features more than 30 dishes from around the country, a butcher demonstration, the Perfect Manhattan" Bourbon Bar, the new Mezcal Tasting, a lavish cheese bar, countless reserve wines, craft brews, and more.
The ten participating chefs have all won their regional competitions in this year's tour. They are: Seamus Mullen of Tertulia (NY), Jose Mendin of Pubbelly (Miami), Ray Garcia of Fig Restaurant (L.A.), Dustin Valette of Dry Creek Kitchen (Napa), Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja (Denver), Erik Bruner-Yang of Maketto (D.C.), Mary Dumont of Harvest (Boston), Tim Graham of Travelle (Chicago), Richie Nakano of Hapa Ramen (San Fran) and Douglas Rodriguez of STARR Restaurants (Philadelphia).
These chefs compete for the title of King or Queen of Porc, an honor bestowed upon them by an audience of 500 pork-loving epicureans and 20 celebrated judges. How will the judges approach tasting 30 porky dishes? Maybe you can help.
For the chance to win TWO VIP Tickets (a $400 value), Eater asks that you share your advice and tips for the judges on our Facebook page. LIKE the Eater Denver Facebook page and leave your comment on this photo. A winner will be selected on Tuesday, June 17 at 11 a.m.
Tickets are still available ($150 general admission, $200 VIP) and can be purchased online on the Grand Cochon website.
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