COCHON 555 San Francisco – Fairmont Hotel

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Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats

COCHON555 wrapped up their 2010, 10 City U.S. tour with a fierce, but friendly pig fest in San Francisco at the legendary Fairmont Hotel. COCHON555 is a competition started by Brady Lowe which showcases 5 locally selected CHEFS, PIGS and WINEMAKERS. Along with a panel of judges, guests are allowed to vote for their favorites in a ballot box.

Cochon555 San Francisco 

Following the festive walk around tasting event and live pig-eat-pig cordial smackdown, each of the 10 COCHON555 cities crowns their coveted Prince or Princess of Porc.  From there, the finalists head to Aspen Food & Wine Classic for the Grand Poobah or rather Grand Cochon swine ceremony to compete for the Crown of the King or Queen of Porc.

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COCHON555 Founder Brady Lowe

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Perbacco

San Francisco's stealth competitors included Staffan Terje of Perbacco, Anthony Strong of Delfina Pizzerias, Dennis Lee of Namu, Thomas McNaughton of Flour + Water and Morgan Maki of Bi-Rite Market. The select San Francisco butcher, who had a captivated audience to himself was Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats who was non-stop busy with an entire swine breakdown demonstration. Special guest Dave the Butcher  & Avedano's Holly Park Market were also in the house. In the end Staffan Terje was selected the winner and honorary Prince of Porc, San Francisco.

The five high-quality pigs were a Berkshire / Duroc from Devil's Gulch Ranch, CA, Mangalitsa from Suisun Valley Farm, CA, Yorkshire from Gleason Ranch, CA, Gloucester Old Spot from Clark Summit Farm, and a Swabian Hall from Rustik Rooster Farm.

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Namu SF

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Flour + Water

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Mixologist Daniel Hyatt of Alembic

The five family-owned showcased wineries were Krupp Brothers, Elk Cove Vineyards, Wind Gap Wines, Chase Cellars, Pey-Marin Vineyards. Mixologist Daniel Hyatt of Alembic wowed the guests with his signature "swine and spirits" cocktails.

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Chef Dennis Lee of Namu

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Perbacco's Pig Infused Desserts

Check back for more COCHON555 video interviews and clips here on Food Fashionista in the coming weeks.

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