Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Sunday, April 18th, 5:00 p.m.
VIP Reception 3:30 p.m 
Five top Southern Chefs will each prepare a 140 pound heritage breed pig from head to toe in this friendly competition for a cause. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on presentation, utilization and overall best flavor. The winner will be crowned the "Prince of Porc". In addition, five selected winemakers will showcase their wines. COCHON 555 is a tribute to heritage breeds, chefs and winemakers.
Each whole pig can be pre-cooked, braised, grilled, pressed, pickled, rubbed, smoked, seared, sauced, spiced, injected, marinated, cured in any way, or otherwise prepared. Guests of the event will experience the chef creations during the stand-up reception. Chef stations will alternate with winemaker tables. Guests should not arrive late for this event.

KEVIN RATHBUN - Rathbun's Restaurant, Atlanta
SEAN BROCK - McCrady's Restaurant, Charleston
MIKE LATA - Fig Restaurant, Charleston
KELLY ENGLISH - Restaurant Iris, Memphis
TODD MUSSMAN - Muss & Turner's, Atlanta
Special Guests:
NICK MELVIN - Parish, Atlanta
Resident Butcher: RYAN FARR - 4505 Meats, San Francisco
VIP Butcher: Craig Deihl - Cypress, Charleston
The Five Wines:
Gamble Family Vineyards, Hirsch Vineyards, Buty Winery, Anne Amie Vineyards, Domaine Serene
VIP Wines
Domaine Serene, Gamble Family Vineyards

VIP Experience: Start early with an oyster station prepared by BLT Steak at W Atlanta Downtown, a tasting of reserve wines from Domaine Serene and Gamble Family Vineyards, an artisan cheese reception presented by Taste Network, savory cocktails from DRINKSHOP's Eric Simpkins, Butcher Demo by Craig Deihl, local craft brews and best of all, a "meat & greet" with the chefs, winemakers and judges of COCHON555. (This portion is $175)
Main Floor: Guests will witness a whole pig butcher demonstration by Ryan Farr, sample chef creations, sip boutique wines and brews all before we announce a winner. There will be an after party at DRINKSHOP for all the guests of the event. This is a full day of great chefs, swine, wine and we look forward to sharing it with you. (This portion is $125)

Where: 55 Allen Plaza Atlanta, GA 30308



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