Who will compete for the title of Prince or Princess of Porc in 2015?

The five competing chefs in this one-of-a-kind culinary competition featuring over 36 dishes prepared from locally-raised whole heritage breed pigs are:  Lindsay Autry of Fin & Feather, Xavier Torres of Drunken Dragon, Todd Erickson of Haven South Beach, Jason Pringle of db Bistro Moderne and Richard Hales of Blackbrick.

Each will prepare a maximum of six dishes with hopes to win votes from a crowd of hungry gourmands and celebrated judges led by last year’s Prince of Porc, Jose Mendin, and including Aaron Brooks of Edge Steakhouse, Daniel Serfer of Mignonette, Bradley Herron of Michael’s Genuine and Norman Van Aken of Norman’s .

The winner, Miami’s “Prince or Princess of Porc,” will go on to compete for the title of "King or Queen of Porc” at the tour finale, Grand Cochon at Snowmass/Aspen in June. The grand champion will be rewarded with a 4-day wine experience in Rioja, Spain’s most prominent wine region.

On Friday, April 17, the weekend takeover commences with two epic nights of dinners hosted by last year’s winner of Cochon 555 Miami, Jose MendinThe Chefs Five-Course dinner is prepared by five guest chefs : Aaron Brooks, Cesar Zapata, Danny Smiles and Timon Balloo with each course paired with the Wines of Germany at Pubbelly.

On Saturday, the festivities continue with Jose Mendin and Big Beef versus Heritage Pork in a “Large Format Feast” Dinner at Pubbelly paired with St. Francis Winery, Hirsch, Reserve, Old Potrero 18th Century and Creekstone Farms.

Sunday, Apr. 19,  VIP 4PM, General 5 PM.  Heritage Pork event includes more than 36 chef-prepared dishes in an all-inclusive stand up reception with notable tastings from Wines of Germany and St. Francis Winery..  Loews Miami Beach Hotel,1601 Collins Ave.,  Miami Beach, FL 33139. VIP Admission $200;General Admission $125 Purchase tickets at www.cochon555.com

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