Cochon 555 brings heritage pork to Miami Feb 9


Cochon 555 makes its sixth visit to Miami Feb 9.


Valerie Nahmad Schimel

Cochon 555 makes its sixth visit to Miami Feb 9. Billed as the "nation's premier culinary tour touting the flavor and benefits of eating heritage breed pigs," Cochon 555 is a traveling exhibit featuring five chefs, give pigs and five wineries. This year's chefs include Jose Mendin (Pubbelly Group), Conor Hanlon (The Dutch), Bradler Herron (Michael's Genuine Food & Drink), Aaron Brooks (Edge) and Dena Marino (MC Kitchen).

The five chefs will each make up to six dishes each and compete to the the judge & crowd favorite. This year, in celebration of the tour's 6th anniversary, chef Rick Mace (Cafe Boulud) will prepare a fifth late-night pig in an Asian speakeasy style.

Other event highlights include The Goose Nest, an area pairing Goose Island Beer with Hudson Valley foie gras; live butchering demos, a "Punch Kings" cocktail competition; welcome cocktails a tartare bar and desserts. $125 per person general admission, $200 VIP (includes easily admission and premium access to select experiences & items). Feb 9 from 4-8pm at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami; book tickets at

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