Sixth Annual COCHON 555 Comes to the RITZ-CARLTON

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Cochon US Tour and Goose Island Beer Co. present Cochon 555 New York City on Jan. 26. The super fun and pig-loving festival tour is going on its sixth year, and is the nation’s premier culinary tour touting the flavor and health benefits of eating heritage breed pigs. The kickoff event features an all-star lineup of five chefs, five pigs and five wineries to celebrate breed diversity and family farming.

This year’s competing chefs include Frank Langello of Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca, Michael Toscano of Perla, Seamus Mullen of Tertulia, Lauren Hirschberg of Craftbar, and David Standridge of Market Table. The five chefs, champions to the pig, will battle it out in a friendly competition by preparing a maximum of six dishes each created from one whole heritage breed pig to win votes from a crowd of hungry gourmands and celebrated judges.

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The winner will go on to compete in the Grand Cochon at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen in June for bragging rights as the “King or Queen of Porc” and a four-day wine experience to Rioja, Spain’s most prominent wine region.

Cochon will take place at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park (2 West St., New York, NY 10004) on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $125 general admission and $200 VIP (early admission and premium access to limited experiences, wines and spirits). To purchase visit