COCHON 555 San Francisco – Fairmont Hotel

Cochon555 Ryan Farr

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.


COCHON555 Founder Brady Lowe

Cochon555 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.


Namu SF

Cochon555 flour and water thomas mcnaughton

Flour + Water

Cochon555 Daniel Hyatt Alembic


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.



Chef Dennis Lee of Namu


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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  1. 16/06/2010 / 10:58 am

    so.. no fight broke out ala Portland? And when are they gonna bring this down to LA? C’mon FF, make it happen for us!

  2. J. Berry
    26/06/2010 / 9:58 pm

    I was at Grand Cochon last weekend in Aspen and it was a festive and exciting time. I’m thinking it would be fun to hit the whole circuit next year.

  3. marc stanton
    05/07/2010 / 1:58 pm

    I really want to go to this next year. Heard it’s a porkalooza!!!

  4. 17/02/2011 / 9:24 pm

    I see everything is pretty much delicious. I wish I could hopefully visit the place soon. I really would like to try such good food.

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