AN EPIC HERITAGE PORC EVENT RITZ-CARLTON DENVER
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HIGH-FIVE THE 2014 TOUR CONTINUES TO FURTHER THE CONVERSATION OF HERITAGE PIGS ON DINNER TABLES ACROSS THE NATION. THE GOAL IS TO EDUCATE INFLUENCERS, ULTIMATELY MAKING THEM A BETTER, MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE TEACHER. Created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs. The event series started from a thread of conversations where family farmers struggled to educate chefs, restaurants looked to source exceptional ingredients, and consumers sought out responsibly raised proteins. They all converged into one idea: the ultimate quest of flavor. Going on six years, the tour serves 10,000 guests annually and harvests over 500+ million media impressions for “heritage breed pigs”. The tour works with over 1500 pioneers all supporting a better food system and each year, we kick-off the tour in New York City with great partners promoting the message of honest food. The tour has become a progressive marketing spotlight for luxury brands and responsible lifestyles through a mixture of indoor and outdoor events at distinguished venues. As a result, consumers, trade, media and sponsors now “KNOW THE DEAL” on heritage pigs and our coverage in the media reaches thousands of conversations in local agriculture each day – more than any other culinary tour in the country. Today, the pig signal represents a symbol of hope for a better food system and each year Cochon broadcasts the message through a massive national community.
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COCHON555 DENVER - 2014
OUR SPONSORS 1 MISSION the ultimate quest for content and flavor
4 MORE EVENTS IN 2014 events you really shouldn’t miss
MEET THE CHEFS
PAUL C. REILLY 7 BILL GREENWOOD 8 JUSTIN BRUNSON 9 JENNIFER JASINSKI 10 STEVE REDZIKOWSKI 6
11 THE POP-UP BUTCHER SHOP ALL PROCEED TO BENEFIT THE CULINARY SCHOOL
12-13 WINERIES 14 PUNCH KINGS
with Breckenridge Bourbon
15 BOURBON BAR featuring the Perfect Manhattan
16 CHUPITO BAR the not-to-be missed mezcal tasting
17 LATE NITE ASIAN SPEAKEASY BRIAN BUSKER + TORU WATANABE Matsuhisa Vail
18 TARTARE BAR featuring Creekstone Farms
19 CHEF’S COURSE
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20-21 HERITAGE BREED PIG GUIDE
A FEW TIMES TO NOTE. 4:00 PUNCH KINGS 4:45 THE GOOSE NEST 5:30 VOTING OPENS 5:30 BUTCHER DEMO 6:30 VOTING CLOSES 6:45 ASIAN SPEAKEASY 7:00 SWINE & SWEETS 7:30 AWARDS
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NATIONAL EVENT SERIES June 22nd
Immediately following the ten regional COCHON555 events, the winners compete at the national finale and the winner of the Grand Cochon is announced “King or Queen of Porc”.
An annual event of wood-fired cooking celebrates responsibly raised heritage breed animals (beef, lamb, goat, rabbit, birds) and the people growing them with purpose and passion. FIRE is the perfect equation of traditional, whole animal cooking techniques combined with our natural desire to eat honest food over live fires.
August 25th - September 8th
HERITAGE BBQ MEMPHIS, CHICAGO, LOUISVILLE, ST. LOUIS, TEXAS
How do we put ‘the local’ back in BBQ restaurants? End the tour with a 5-event series called Heritage BBQ that takes place during National Bourbon Month. The event is a stand-up tasting where 5 celebrated chefs are challenged to utilize one whole heritage breed pig.
ALL-STAR COCHON Star-studded, flavor-packed, pork-filled, this noncompetition tasting event features an amazing group cooking late night style favorites in Las Vegas. The chefs and butchers are the royal court, they are the kings, the queens, the champions of the tour.
EPIC COCHON Founded in 2012, EPIC is a unique expression of Cochon. The event is a 100% custom, non-competition tasting event never to be replicated. The first EPIC was held at the James Beard House in New York for the launch of Chefs Course, our National Awards Program. If you want EPIC, look no further.
VOTE FOR THE BEST BITE OF THE DAY & THE NEXT PRINCE OR PRINCESS OF PORC
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PAUL C. REILLY Beast & Bottle
@BEASTCHEFPCR Reilly began his career in Telluride and has worked in kitchens in New York and Denver. After graduating from the French Culinary Institute, Reilly became Executive Chef + Owner of Encore on Colfax in 2007. Reilly has received accolades including the prestigious JeanLouis Palladin Professional Work/Study Grant. In 2013, Paul and his sister Aileen opened Denver’s beast + bottle.
CHESTER WHITE from Zimmerman Pork
The Chester White originated in Chester County, Pennsylvania in the early 1800’s when strains of large, white pigs common to the Northeast United States were bred with a white boar imported from Bedfordshire, England. Today, the Chester White consistently shows superior meat and eating quality.
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BILL GREENWOOD Beano’s Cabin
@BEANOSCABIN Bill Grew up in Atlanta, GA, cooking in his fathers restaurant, Greenwood’s on Green Street, where he found his love for pig. Bill has traveled the country working with notable chef’s and butcher’s. He joined Beano’s Cabin in January of 2012.
LARGE BLACK from Rocky Bottom Ranch Originating from Chinese breeds brought to England, the Large Black is a critically rare breed known for its taste, pasture foraging skills and overall hardiness. Large Blacks have short black hair, wide shoulders and a long body. When harvested, even at 200 pounds, the micro-marbling, short muscle fibers and excellent bellies produce exceptional bacon and moist meat with old world flavor.
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JUSTIN BRUNSON Old Major
Born and raised in an Iowan farming family, Justin’s childhood was spent gardening, hunting and fishing. He focuses on heritageraised meats, sustainable seafood and ingredients sourced from local farms. Justin is sponsored by the National Pork Board and represented them at Aspen Food & Wine in 2013. Justin has received numerous culinary accolades including 5280 magazine’s Best New Restaurants and recpient of the “Exceptional Newcomer” Signature Dish Award from the Colorado Restaurant Association in 2013.
DUROC from Llano Seco Rancho Originated from the blending of two strains of hogs from New Jersey and New York in 1830. This breed has long been known for its ability to grow faster on less feed. Duroc is high in marbling (small flecks of fat within the muscle) making its spareribs and shoulder roasts sweet & juicy.
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JENNIFER JASINSKI Rioja
@CHEFJENJASINSKI Jennifer Jasinski, Executive Chef and Owner Rioja, Bistro Vendôme, Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, Stoic and Genuine Fish (opening summer 2014) A James Beard Foundation award winner for Best Chef Southwest in 2013, Jasinski operates Rioja, Bistro Vendôme, and Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen in Denver. A Wolfgang Puck alum, “Chef Jen” was a finalist on 2013 Top Chef Masters. She was named Western Regional Chef of the Year by the ACF.
DUROC from Cone Ranch Originated from the blending of two strains of hogs from New Jersey and New York in 1830. This breed has long been known for its ability to grow faster on less feed. Duroc is high in marbling (small flecks of fat within the muscle) making its spareribs and shoulder roasts sweet & juicy.
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STEVE REDZIKOWSKI OAK at Fourteenth
@OAKATFOURTEENTH Originally from New York, Chef Steven Redzikowski brings over fifteen years of experience to the Colorado dining scene, having worked with such acclaimed chefs as Jean Georges Vongerichten and Douglas Keane. He is the Chef/Owner of both OAK at fourteenth in Boulder and his newest restaurant Acorn which opened in fall 2013 within Denver’s new epicurean marketplace, the Source.
BERKSHIRE from Cone Ranch Originating from Britain, Berkshire is the most popular of the heritage breeds. Known as “Kurobuta” in Japan, this pig is black with white legs, and has become a favorite with chefs because of its intramuscular marbling. The breed yields a brighter pork than most, and features a thick, delicious fat cap. The meat is sweet and creamy with hints of nuttiness, which is typical of the finishing process in several areas.
McDONALD FAMILY FARM BOSTON SHOULDER NECK
BACK FAT TENDERLOIN
LOIN SPARE RIBS
Jason Nauert THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE OF MEAT
TAKE HOME HERITAGE PORC 100% of the proceeds go to the culinary students of Johnson and Wales
KEEP IT SIMPLE, AND DON’T OVERCOOK | ROASTING BY WEIGHT 375oF - 35min/1lb
Blade Chops braise/ grill/ pan fry
Spare Ribs roast/pot roast
Leg Steaks grill/ braise
Loin Steak grill/ braise
Spare Rib Chop grill
Rolled Belly roast
Loin Joints roast
Rolled Shoulder roast
Loin Rack Joint roast/ braise/ pot roast Tender Loin roast/ braise/ pan fry
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The winner of today’s event will go on to compete at Grand Cochon at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, June 22nd for bragging rights as the “King or Queen of Porc” and a four-day wine experience to Rioja, Spain’s most prominent wine region. @RiojaWine
THE 2013 WINNING PUNCH KINGS COCKTAIL AIRPORT RD. PUNCH BY JOSH GOLDMAN OF SOIGNÉ GROUP, LOS ANGELES
SHOWCASING 50 AMAZING BARKEEPS AROUND THE COUNTRY ISN’T EASY, BUT IT SURE IS FUN, AND EXTRA TASTY WORKING WITH BRECKENRIDGE DISTILLERY. The theme is large format, and the participating bartenders are given 30 minutes to prepare 1 punch bowl featuring 1 bottle of Breckenridge Bourbon along with their special ingredients. Presented to notable judges, the winner receives a trophy and a $1000 bottle of bourbon, plus a chance to compete at the finals in Denver later this year. “After hosting 100 events around the country in just five years, we wanted to create a competition within the fabric of COCHON555 to celebrate the Bar Keeps that keep inspiring the diners with damn fine drinks. All of which complements the philosophy and flavor of heritage porc,” says Cochon 555 Founder Brady Lowe. “and, who better to bring the Punch Kings Bartender Competition to life than Bryan Nolt and his team at Breckenridge Distillery.
Founded in 2007 by Bryan Nolt, Breckenridge Distillery is one of the best-known and fastest-growing craft spirits distilleries in the US. Under the technical oversight of Master Distiller and partner Jordan Via, they consistently achieve International gold medal status ranking among the best in the World. Breckenridge Bourbon keeps winning medals and is a testament to the vibrant culture of the craft spirit industry.
MEZCAL is a distilled spirit made from the maguey plant (a form of agave) native to Mexico. The word mezcal comes from Nahuatl mexcalli which means “oven-cooked agave”. The maguey grows in many parts of Mexico, though most mezcal is made in Oaxaca. There is a saying attributed to Oaxaca regarding the drink: “para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también” (“for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well”)
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MANGALITSA “WOOLY PIG”
Originating from Britain, Berkshire is the most popular of the heritage breeds. Known as “Kurobuta” in Japan, this pig is black with white legs, and has become a favorite with chefs because of its intramuscular marbling. The breed yields a brighter pork than most, and features a thick, delicious fat cap. The meat is sweet and creamy with hints of nuttiness, which is typical of the finishing
Originating from New Caledonia, a French Island in the South Pacic, the Red Wattle gets its name from its red color and the fleshy skin that hangs under its jowls. This extremely rare breed adapts to climates well and is an excellent forager. It is prized for its tender meat and splendid hams. Red Wattle pork is lean and juicy with a rich beef-like taste and texture.
Originating from Hungary in the early 1800’s, the Mangalitsa is a very rare breed, and is said to be the Wagyu of pork. The breed is characterized by its course, wooly coat and ability to withstand extreme conditions. Mangalitsa pork is known for its high-quality, lard-type fat, and its high percentage of marbling, which doubles that of average pork. The Mangalitsa yields juicy and flavorful meat.
process in several areas.
While it remains challenged, it is possible that the Tamworth originated from Ireland before being bred extensively in England. Smaller in comparison, the Tamworth has a reddish coat, muscular top, rounded back, upright ears and a long snout. Its disposition is very rugged, thrifty and active. Known for its ample belly “aka the best bacon hog”, the Tamworth displays a firm trim jowl and underline with muscular hams.
Originated from the blending of two strains of hogs from New Jersey and New York in 1830. This breed has long been known for its ability to grow faster on less feed. Duroc is high in marbling (small flecks of fat within the muscle) making its spareribs and shoulder roasts sweet & juicy.
Originating from Chinese breeds brought to England, the Large Black is a critically rare breed known for its taste, pasture foraging skills and overall hardiness. Large Blacks have short black hair, wide shoulders and a long body. When harvested, even at 200 pounds, the micro-marbling, short muscle fibers and excellent bellies produce exceptional bacon and moist meat with old world flavor.
The Yorkshire breed was developed in England in the county of York. The modern Yorkshire is white in color, with erect ears, and is the most recorded swine breed in the United States. It is very muscular pig, with with a large frame known for raising large litters in addition to being very sound and durable on pasture. The Yorkshire has a high proportion of lean meat and low backfat.
The English breed, Hampshire is known for its amazing carcass, hardy vigor and superior fat to meat ratio in the belly and loin. The trim, fine-coated Hampshire is black with a white saddle, which includes the forelegs. Recent selection has improved the breed’s growing ability, and its carcass is among the highest in quality and quantity of meat.
Originating from Spain, and of Iberian decent, this feral breed lives o the coast of Georgia on Ossabaw Island. ey are small range pigs, meaning they are isolated foragers. ey have a heavy coat and long snout. Extremely rare, this breed has a high percentage of healthy monounsaturated fat and makes great charcuterie. The quality of their fat and marbling has increased their popularity within the chef community.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE OLD SPOT
Originating from England, the Gloucestershire Old Spot is a critically rare breed. Nicknamed “orchard pig”, the Old Spot is white with black spots, has floppy ears and a medium-sized body. Known for its higher fat ratio, the breed remains remarkably hardy with flavorful meat, excellent for aging abilities and a gentle temperament, making it popular with farmers. The meat has a distinctive layer of back fat, which adds to the succulent flavor overall.
Originating from the U.S., the Mulefoot is a black hog named for its solid hoof, which resembles a mule. Critically rare, this breed recently won several blind taste tests against eight dierent heritage breeds. The Mulefoot’s disposition is docile, and weight gain is between 400-600 pounds before age two. Known for its premium hams, the superior tasting meat is red with freckled marbling.
Kunekune Pigs are the only breed of swine known to fatten on grass with so very little needed in the way of supplementation. Their wide head, dished face, and short, upturned snout speaks to their tendency to graze rather than root. They produce a quality, marbled meat as well as a good quantity of useable fat.