Join Jack, this year's spotlight butcher, as he demos whole animal utilization and zero waste at Cochon555's Houston culinary experience.
Enjoy som selected wines during the Butcher Shop Demo Presentation then raise your paddle as these market cuts get auctioned off to benefit Piggy Bank, a non-profit foundation devoted to raising heritage breed pigs and gifting those animals to small family farms in need.
Cachon555 is a one-of-a-kind culinary tour featuring five chefs cooking five heritage breed pigs in a friendly competition for a cause. Five chefs are each given one whole, heritage breed pig and one week to prepare the entire animal (of 200 pounds). Each chef must present a “Judge’s Plate” of 6 dishes scored on utilization, cooking techniques, and overall flavor. The winner will then be crowned Houston’s “Prince or Princess of Pork.” Running in tandem with the chef's event are the Somm Smackdown (the best pig/wine match) and Punch Kings featuring Breckenridge Distillery (barkeeps battling in whole-bottle competition). The winners compete in the year-end finale, Grand Cochon, to be held this year on October 1.