Pork Perfected: Miami Hosts Cochon 555

If you’re anything like me, you’re a sucker for pork. More accurately, crispy, crackling pig skin. I’m also a very big fan of locally sourced meals. Helping farmers and the restaurants that partner with them is a passion of mine that not only satisfies the stomach, but also the soul. Now you can support a great cause and sample food from some of the best chefs in the industry.

This Sunday, five of Miami’s best culinary masters will test their skills to prove who’s got pork perfected. Cochon 555 is part cooking showdown and part pork feast. All to celebrate the sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. The festivities also include wine tastings from five family wineries: Elk Cove Vineyards, Scholium Project, Sokol Blosser, Chehalem Wines, and K Vintners.  At the end of the night, guests and judges vote to crown the Prince or Princess of Porc.

Here’s a rundown of the chefs participating…

Michelle Bernstein of Michy’s, Aaron Brooks of EDGE Steak & Bar at Four Seasons Miami, James Petrakis of the Ravenous Pig, Michael Schwartz and Bradley Herron of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, and James Strine of Cafe Boulud Palm Beach.

Tickets start are $125 or $200 for VIP. VIP includes an extra hour of tasty goods – including artisan cheeses from one of my favorite places – Murray’s Cheese. (Truffle tremor, please.) Plus, you’ll be hanging out at the gorgeous Four Seasons all day.

I’ll be there on April 1st with a few other members of the Collective Plate crew. As usual, follow along as we twEAT by using the #CPL8 hash tag. (If you’re there on Sunday – tweet us so we can say hi!)

– Dee

[Image credit: http://www.cochon555.com]


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One part foodie, one part geek, two parts slave to fashion & beauty. I love Japanese and Indian food as much as I love Chanel and Star Wars. I like things spicy, but not too hot. ;)


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