Four Seasons Hotel Austin presents Cochon555
Cochon555, a premium food, wine and spirit celebration and live event series, returns to Austin. More than 100 prominent chefs, farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers and barkeeps will be working in concert to create luxurious moments at this stand-up, all-inclusive bacchanal celebration of tasty heritage breed pork.
Cochon555 is a culinary competition to promote local family farming and whole pig cookery through the eyes of five notable chefs. Tasked with the goal to win votes from celebrity judges and participants, chefs have one week to prepare a 200 pound pig and present a “Judge’s Plate” scored on utilization, technique, and overall flavor.
The winner of the local competition is announced the Prince or Princess of Pork and advances to the national finale at Grand Cochon, which spotlights the 'Best 3 Bites' from all Cochon555 regional events in a head-to-tail, winner-takes-all showdown for the crown. One chef from Austin will be crowned for their whole pig cookery skills in addition to winning an amazing 4-day wine and gastronomy experience in Rioja, Spain's most prominent wine region.