Cochon 555 Tour arrives in Houston with ultimate food experience highlighting heritage breed pig

Big day in Htown with annual Cochon 555, a U.S. food tour with a focus on the extraordinary heritage breed pig, coming to Hughes Manor on Sunday, May 21st.

Five chefs, five pigs and five winemakers are ready to create the Houston foodie ultimate experience.

Restaurant chefs, Luis Rogers from BCN Taste & Tradition, Felix Florez at Ritual, Bobby Matos from State of Grace, Manabu Horiuchi at Kata Robata and Monica Pope, formerly of Sparrow Cookshop, are slated to compete head to head with six distinctive bites created from a 200 pound heritage breed pig for a panel of judges.

Winemakers Nico Cueva (Kosta Browne), Pax Mahle (Pax Wine Cellars), Abe Schoener (Scholium Project), Jeff Weinstock (Cake & Bacon), and Nate Weis (Silver Oak) are also scheduled to attend Cochon 555.

Cochon 555, a nose to tail competition, was created in 2008 in response to lack of education around heritage breed pigs. The event is also dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating chefs and diners about the agricultural importance of utilizing Old World livestock.  The 2017 culinary tour began in New York City and will wrap up with the finale, Grand Cochon.

Hughes Manor is located on 2811 Washington Avenue. Cochon 555 begins at with 4 p.m. VIP entry, 5 p.m. General Admission. Tickets for General Admission are $125 and VIP tickets are $200.

BESPOKE ticket admission, priced at $400 and limited to 12 people, is 3:15 p.m. and includes a multi-course charity dinner prepared by three celebrity chefs on Saturday night, exclusive private wine tasting, early admission, Q&A and a tour by Cochon555 director on Sunday. Also includes a donation to Piggy Bank charity.

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