Want to know how to have the ultimate foodie, culinary, dining, and eating experience in Nashville. Check out our preview of next week’s Cochon555 Nashville, as we gear up for an epic day of world class pork, wine, and cocktails.
Our friends at Cochon555 are kicking off an epic weekend full of creative food, artisanal wines and spirits, and heritage breed pork. If you love a good cause and want to attend one of the the country’s most talked about culinary events, then clear your weekend calendar when Cochon555 debuts in Nashville on February 26 at the Union Station Hotel! The event features five of Nashville’s best chefs cooking five whole, heritage breed pigs in a friendly competition for a cause.
This year’s buzzworthy chefs are: Tony Galzin of Nicky’s Coal Fired; Jason Zygmont of The Treehouse; Joey Ray of Carter’s; Kaelin Ulrich Trilling of Bajo Sexto Taco Lounge; and Nathan Duensing of Marsh House. Two notable butchers round out a stellar lineup. In addition, there are two satellite competitions, the Somm Smackdown (wine/pig matching) and Punch Kings (barkeeps facing off in whole-bottle cocktail tilt). We are going to be there and you should too. General Admission tickets are only $125 for this all-inclusive feast, VIP is $200 and gets you an entire extra hour of noshing. Grab tickets now for Cochon555 Nashville here.
Those looking to make a weekend of it don’t need to wait until Sunday, as there is an opportunity to attend an exclusive charity dinner experience the night before the big event. On Saturday, there is a Chef’s Course dinner called BESPOKE: An Evening of Culinary Modernity with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit Piggy Bank, a Missouri farm-in-the-making that will gift free heritage breed pig genetics to family farms in need. For an in-depth look at the Cochon555 movement, a series of stunning videos and tickets to these must-do culinary experiences, please visit www.Cochon555.com.
About the Cochon555 US Tour
The Cochon555 US Tour executes a yearly host of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs through an innovative nose-to-tail pig cooking competition. This epic pork feast visits 20 major cities in North America annually and stages over 60 events. The tour is comprised of an array of live expressions including Heritage Fire (live-fire); Heritage BBQ (global grilling cultures); and Grand Cochon (national whole-hog championship). Cochon555 cultivates a long-term impact for heritage species, raised by family farms in top culinary markets in North America. Both educational and inspirational messages are circulated among 16,000 guests; 2,200+ chefs; 150+ family farms; and 16 culinary schools. Since 2009, 50,000+ consumers have experienced heritage pork for the first time, more than $500,000 has been donated to charities, and over $750,000 has been paid directly to our farmers. For more details and videos of events, visit www.cochon555.com or follow @cochon555 on Twitter and Instagram.
About Union Station Hotel Nashville
Located in a ca. 1900 building, the Union Station Hotel Nashville, an Autograph Collection hotel, was reimagined in 2016 following an extensive renovation. Located in the heart of Music City, just steps from the city’s Honky Tonks, Music Row and other famous attractions, Union Station Hotel Nashville offers 125 guest rooms, 11,000 square feet of meeting and event space and distinctive southern hospitality and spirit. To learn more about Union Station Hotel Nashville, please visit http://www.unionstationhotelnashville.com/.
About Piggy Bank
Launched in 2015 by Cochon555 founder Brady Lowe, Piggy Bank is a pig farming sanctuary. Harboring a Noah’s Ark-worthy selection of heritage breeds, it provides free genetics and access to shared business plans to emerging family farms. Piggy Bank aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and benefit from the sharing of genetics, livestock, and the very information needed to thrive as small businesses. The Piggy Bank farm, to be located in Missouri, raises heritage breed pigs to be gifted to communities, while building a model of agricultural transparency. Piggy Bank is a nonprofit corporation with federal tax exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3). Follow the Piggy Bank conversation on Twitter @PiggyBankOrg. For more information, watch the video http://j.mp/PIGGY_BANK or visit www.piggy-bank.org.