World-Class Cuilnary Event Comes to Nashville!
At the heart of all Cochon555 events lies a culinary competition to promote family farming. Five chefs are each given one whole, heritage breed pig and one week to prepare the entire 200 pound animal. The winner is decided between a People’s Vote and 24 Celebrity Judges, who then crown the winner, Nashville’s “Prince of Pork.” The winning chef advances to the year-end finale competition called Grand Cochon, to be held this year on October 1st in Chicago. Running in tandem to the culinary competition is the Somm Smackdown (rare and amazing wines paired with all dishes) and Punch Kings featuring five of the cities top barkeeps battling in whole-bottle competition. Included in your all-inclusive ticket is a special additon of sponsored bites and delights, here’s a small sample below:
+ Five Chefs Cook 1500lbs of Heritage Pig to Support Local Family Farms
+ Enjoy our Pop-Up Ramen Bar with Racy German Wines
+ Nosh at the Pop-Up Bakery w. Farmstead Cheeses & Truffle Butters
+ Tartare Bar, Organic Pate and a Creminelli Salami Snack Bar
+ End on a Sweet Note with a Perfect Puree Dessert Station
+ Enjoy Luxury Wines from Around the World with our Somm Smackdown
+ Notable Barkeeps go Whole Bottle in the Punch Kings Competition
+ Explore the Manhattan Project, Angostura Swizzle Bar & Heritage Rum Cart
+ Smoked Old Fashioned Bar, DRY Sparkling, Courvoisier & Caramels, and more…
What is Cochon555?
One of the nation’s most cutting-edge culinary festivals, Cochon555 is a theater for innovative food and drink experiences. At any given event, over one hundred chef, sommelier, barkeep, and winemaker talents can be found working together for the greater goal of supporting family farms and heritage breed pig cookery. Learn more, visit us www.cochon555.com
Treat Yourself to VIP!
+ Next-level Cochon555 w. 60-Minutes Early Access
+ Imagine an extended tasting menu at your favorite restaurant!
+ Five Barkeeps will Spin your Head with Stunning Punches
+ Sample Limited, Reserve Wines and more…
Age Requirement: Be sure to bring a valid ID for entry as no one under 21 is permitted including infants and small children in child carriers.
About the Cochon555 US Tour
The Cochon555 US Tour executes a yearly host of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs through an innovative nose-to-tail pig cooking competition. This epic pork feast visits 20 major cities in North America annually and stages over 60 events. The tour is comprised of an array of live expressions including Heritage Fire (live-fire); Heritage BBQ (global grilling cultures); and Grand Cochon (national whole-hog championship). Cochon555 cultivates a long-term impact for heritage species, raised by family farms in top culinary markets in North America. Both educational and inspirational messages are circulated among 16,000 guests; 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. For more details and videos of events, visit www.cochon555.com or follow @cochon555 on Twitter and Instagram.
About Union Station Hotel Nashville
Located in a ca. 1900 building, the Union Station Hotel Nashville, an Autograph Collection hotel, was reimagined in 2016 following an extensive renovation. Located in the heart of Music City, just steps from the city’s Honky Tonks, Music Row and other famous attractions, Union Station Hotel Nashville offers 125 guest rooms, 11,000 square feet of meeting and event space and distinctive southern hospitality and spirit. To learn more about Union Station Hotel Nashville, please visit http://www.unionstationhotelnashville.com/.
About Piggy Bank
Launched in 2015 by Cochon555 founder Brady Lowe, Piggy Bank is a pig farming sanctuary. Harboring a Noah’s Ark-worthy selection of heritage breeds, it provides free genetics and access to shared business plans to emerging family farms. Piggy Bank aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and benefit from the sharing of genetics, livestock, and the very information needed to thrive as small businesses. The Piggy Bank farm, to be located in Missouri, raises heritage breed pigs to be gifted to communities, while building a model of agricultural transparency. Piggy Bank is a nonprofit corporation with federal tax exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3). Follow the Piggy Bank conversation on Twitter @PiggyBankOrg. For more information, watch the video http://j.mp/PIGGY_BANK or visit www.piggy-bank.org.