Let the games begin! Cochon 555, one serious traveling competition bringing chefs and winemakers together to raise awareness of the goodness of heritage pork, made the even smarter decision to bring the U.S. tour in its fourth year (finally!) to South Florida. And with bacon as our witness, WE ARE READY!
Our Genuine Dream Team representing will be chef/owner Michael Schwartz and @MGFD_MIA chef de cuisine Bradley Herron. As Michael shared when we shot our TV pilot in fall 2010, inspired by working with Jim Wood’s Palmetto Creek Farm Hereford hogs, “I don’t know where this The Other White Meat moniker came from, but it’s not working for me.” We hope we get a chance to work with his locally-raised and slaughtered product for this event.
As reported by Eater yesterday, “The ten city nose-to-tail event kicks off on January 22nd in New York City, with the winner of each city going on to compete for the title of King (or Queen) of Porc at the Grand Cochon at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen on June 17, 2012.” See chef Bradley’s reaction when he heard the news, below, and stay tuned for ticket sales to go live for the April 1, 2012 match-up, on the Cochon 555 website.