Mark your calendars on the 6th of April for the Boston stop of Cochon 555, an annual nose-to-tail culinary competition. Now in its 6th year, five of Boston’s leading chefs will go head to head at Paradise Rock Club in the hopes of ultimately going on to compete against the winners from other cities at the Grand Cochon, claiming the rights to the title of King or Queen of Porc.
Guests will enjoy unique and interesting dishes made by each chef as they deftly turn their respective heritage breed of pig into an array of sumptuous dishes and tastings. With previous winners of the Boston chapter being Jaime Bissonnette and Michael Scelfo, this year’s list is looking just as tough:
As usual, this event comes full of other treats and surprises. Take, for instance, Michael Dulock of M.F. Dulock and his live butcher demonstration. Should you find yourself not yet at full porcine capacity, Andrew Li of Mei Mei will be providing an extra pig’s worth of late-night, Asian speakeasy-style snacks just before the dessert course and the award ceremony. A tartar bar by Barry Eldman of Five Corners Tavern as well as an artisan cheese bar provided by Formaggio kitchen will be available for you to cleanse your porc-laden palette.
Beverages will also be flowing in copious amounts – Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey, Crispin Cider and Four Roses Bourbon among other wines, beers and tequilas.
Monica Glass, rock star pastry chef from Clio will be on hand alongside Jenni’s Splendid ice creams with her usual beautiful treats, but with an unusual piggy twist.
With all of these things combined…where else could you possibly be on April 6th than at Paradise Rock Club on Commonwealth Avenue. The event begins at 4 o’clock and runs until 8 p.m. Regular tckets are priced at $125 and VIP are $200. (VIP tickets include early entry and premium access to limited experiences, wine and spirits.) Purchase tickets here.