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COCHON 555 Des Moines: Friend & Family
Des Moines, IA
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COCHON 555 Des Moines: Friend & Family

COCHON 555 - Des Moines, IA
5 Pigs, 5 Chefs, 5 Winemakers
April 19th, 2009

WHAT: A group of Iowa chefs will each prepare a heritage breed hog from head to toe for this competition. Cochon 555 is the only national chef competition promoting heritage pigs and breed diversity. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on creative, classic preparation and overall best flavor. The winner will be crowned theĀ‚ Prince of Porc. In addition, five family-owned wineries will showcase their wines. The event is presented by Diversified Financial Group, Inc.

WHO: Taste Network presents
Andrew Meek, Sage <http://www.sagetherestaurant.com/>
Matt Steigerwald, Lincoln Caf <http://www.foodisimportant.com/>
Jamie Monaghan, The Des Moines Embassy Club <http://www.embassyclub.com/>
Tag Grandgeorge, Le Jardin <http://events.desmoinesregister.com/details_venue.php?eventID=109980&venueID=17106>
Bill Overdyke, Centro <http://www.centrodesmoines.com/>

Wineries: Elk Cove, Patz & Hall, Lioco, Four Vines and Jasper Winery.

Bernie Lowe & Associates will present a special VIP Lounge at 3:30pm. The VIP experience starts with the reserve wines of Elk Cove and artisan cheese reception by Gateway Market with special guest Herb Eckhouse of La Querica. Enjoy artisan cured meats from La Quercia, passed hors d'oeuvres from Caf De Scala, great Oregon wines and micro-brews from Fat Tire while mingling with the chefs, winemakers and judges of COCHON555 (this portion was $175, now $125). Then at 5pm, the main event begins with each chef serving their best pig dishes with amazing wines. COCHON 555 is a stand-up reception that includes copious amounts of swine, boutique wines, local salads, a pig butcher demo, great micro brews from Fat Tire, a pig perfect dessert by Taste Network and after party. This is a full day of new and old relationships and we look forward to sharing it with you.

WHEN: Sunday, April 19th, 5:00 p.m.
Chef & Judges Reception 3:30 p.m. photo opportunity

WHERE: STICKS 3631 SW 61st Street, Des Moines.

WHY: To benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Iowa Chapter in honor of Will Krueger.

HOW: For friends of Buy Fresh Buy Local - IOWA , the cost is $80 per person. Discount Code: buylocal

This is an exclusive price to those who raise awareness among Iowans of our local treasures: farmers markets, family farms and orchards, local meat lockers, restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses that serve or sell locally grown farm products;


3631 SW 61st Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States



Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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