Arriving in Miami on Sunday, April 21, 4 p.m. (VIP); 5 p.m. (general admission) at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Cochon 555, a traveling culinary competition and tasting tour created to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs, gathers together five chefs, five pigs and five wineries at each event.

The competing chefs are Aaron Brooks (Four Season Hotel Miami); Timon Balloo (Sugarcane); Jeffrey McInnis (Yardbird); David Thomas (The Bazaar) and Cesar Zapata (The Federal).  Guests will be treated to an epic pork feast alongside wines from five small family-owned wineries including Elk Cove Vineyards, Bethel Heights, Hamacher, Montinore, and Alloro plus special tastings from Vibrant Rioja, Anchor Brewing, Eminent Domaine, Crispin Ciders, and Illegal Mezcal. Twenty judges and 400 guests help decide the winning chef, who is crowned the Prince of Pork and will compete against other regional winners at the finale Grand Cochon event at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen on Sunday, June 16.

VIP guests receive early access to the event and special offerings including a special tasting with three competing chefs, access to "Punch Kings" - a new cocktail competition featuring Breckenridge Bourbon and six local bartenders, a VIP-only gift bag, the all-new Tartare Bar, Rappahannock River Oysters, and reserve wines and spirits.  Four Seasons Hotel Miami - Official Host of Cochon 555, 1435 Brickell Ave  Miami, FL 33131 Tickets:    $125 (general admission) and $200 (VIP); to purchase tickets, visit www.cochon555.com

 

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