COCHON 555 RETURNS TO LA
MARCH 11 AT THE VICEROY HOTEL, SANTA MONICA
LOS ANGELES (February 13, 2018) —
If you love a good cause and want to attend one of the country’s most talked about culinary events, then clear your weekend calendar when Cochon555 returns to Los Angeles on March 11, 2018 at the incredible Viceroy Santa Monica. Imagine an elaborate 30-course, stand-up, super sustainable dinner featuring amazing beverages where you get to help pick the best bite from some of the best local chefs.
This year’s all-star cast of chefs – who specialize in whole animal cooking and are paired with farmers responsibly raising delicious heritage breed pigs – include Sammy Monsour of Preux & Proper, Brian Redzikowski of Kettner Exchange, Thomas Bille of Otium, Lord Maynard Llera of Mason and Hugo Bolanos of Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air. Butcher Michael Puglisi of Electric City Butcher rounds out a stellar lineup.
We at Winfield Farm are delighted to partner this year with Executive Chef Hugo Bolanos (@hugoalejandrobolanos) of Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air. On March 1 we will deliver a 200-pound heritage Mangalitsa from which Chef Hugo will make 6 magical dishes.
To win the friendly competition for a cause, a chef’s menu must woo twenty celebrity judges with their “Judge’s Plate” scored on utilization; technique; and overall flavor and be voted “best bite of the day” by guests. The winning “Prince or Princess of Pork” in Los Angeles will advance to the national finale, Grand Cochon, a head-to-tail, winner-takes-all showdown for the crown in Chicago on September 30th.
The ultimate aim of Cochon555 is to provide education to chefs and consumers and create experiences that guests can sink their teeth into: honest food from real farmers. The goal is to raise the bar on building a sustainable and profitable relationship for brands and chefs participating in culinary festivals. For an in-depth look at the distinguished providers behind the Cochon555 movement, to view a video, and to purchase tickets, please visit http://cochon555.com/us-tour/2018-la/
Tickets for general admission start at $130; VIP tickets (early admission + exclusive access to cocktail competition and allocated wines and spirits) are $200.
Where: Viceroy Santa Monica – 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: Sunday, March 11
Time: 4 p.m. for VIP entry, 5 p.m. for General Admission