Cochon 555 is a multi-city culinary tour to “further the conversation of heritage pigs on dinner tables across the nation” and whose goal is to “support family farmers and to educate influencers ultimately making them a better, more knowledgeable teacher”.
The 14 city tour kicked off in New York City on January 21 with a “friendly competition for a cause” featuring 5 chefs, 5 pigs and 5 winemakers.
The event was held at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi at 851 6th Avenue in Manhattan and showcased pork centric dishes from local restaurants (and the outlier steak tartare bar) and competitions that involved bartenders, sommeliers and butchers.
Of course to wash all that down were punches, Manhattans from the Manhattan Project and international wines some of which included:
2016 Mariotti Campi Rosato
2015 Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc
2015 Ronco dei Tassi Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Antica Chardonnay
2013 Antica Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Chateau Carbonnieux Rouge
2005 Marquis de Riscal Rioja Gran Reserva