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Chef Troy Guard, whose restaurant empire includes TAG, Guard & Grace, and Los Chingones was crowned Prince of Porc at the eighth annual Denver Cochon 555 on Sunday. He competed against four of his peers - Nelson Perkins (Colt & Gray), Franco Ruiz of (Fruition), and Robert Andreozzi (Pizzeria Locale) - and each of them prepared a maximum of six dishes from one whole heritage hog.

On top of these 30 different dishes, the event also featured a lavish seafood table from Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen, a cheese and charcuterie board from Cured, a show-stopping butchery demo from Western Daughters, a rum cart, a pie pop-up from Sweet As Pie, a ramen interlude from Osaka Ramen, and more wine and cocktails than any guest could handle.

Chef Guard and his team will compete at Grand Cochon, an event that brings together all winners from 10 cities in Aspen on June 18th.


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