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grand cochon in vail on sunday june 20th at hotel jerome

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Glenwood Springs, CO

#1 Jun 17, 2010

GRAND COCHON (10 Chefs, 10 Pigs, 1 Crown) on Sunday, June 20th at Hotel Jerome. It is a national event that promotes heritage pigs, local farms, great chefs, craft brews and boutique wineries. Tickets are available and can be purchased by calling 877-900-WINE or buying tickets online at

THIS WEEK: Twitter followers get pig 30 different ways on the journey to Grand Cochon

Details are listed on FaceBook. Invite your friends.

Information below: Please pass to friends. If you have a blog, website, FaceBook, twitter or calendar please post. By doing so, you are building a platform for those farmers passionate raising healthy, heritage pork.~ Thank you in advance, Brady

FB hint: Forward the event listing on FaceBook. Click on the link -> under the event image please click -> Invite your friends -> highlight your friends by clicking on their picture or select them by groups and hit send.


Grand Cochon at the Classic: 10 Chefs, 10 Pigs, 1 Crown
Presented by Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
Sunday, June 20, 3:30 p.m.
VIP at 2:30 p.m.

Cochon 555 (5 Chefs, 5 Pig, 5 Winemakers) searched the national chef community in 2010, hoping to find one chef to celebrate as the “King / Queen of Porc”. In ten markets, 50 celebrated chefs known for whole pig utilization competed for a local title and the chance to participate at Grand Cochon during the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.

Grand Cochon will be hosted by Gail Simmons of Top Chef and Brady Lowe of the Taste Network. Chefs will each prepare dishes from a whole heritage-breed pig in this “head to toe” competition. The winner will be determined by guests and a panel of esteemed judges. The event is open all food enthusiasts wishing to purchase a ticket.

THE TEN CHEFS hosted by Gail Simmons
Devin Knell / French Laundry - Napa
Corwin Kave / Fatty Crab - New York
Matt Jennings / Farmstead Inc.- Providence
Scott Romano / Charlie Palmer at the Joule - Dallas
Sean Brock / McCrady’s Restaurant - Charleston
Matt Steigerwald / Lincoln Cafe - Mt. Vernon, Iowa
David Varley / Bourbon Steak - Washington D.C.
Jason Barwikowski / Olympic Provisions - Portland
John Sundstrom / Lark - Seattle
Staffan Terje / Perbacco – San Francisco

Don’t miss this chance to help us nominate the 2010 “King of Porc” and support local farms raising heritage breed pigs. The winner takes home The Grillworks' 42” Asador.

VIP Reception includes reserve wines and artisan cheese and will feature Food & Wine Winemaker of the Year, Charles Smith along with snacks from the American Lamb Board.

-taste winning dishes from chefs around the country
-sip fine wines from top producers from around the world
-enjoy a beer tasting from Stella Artois
-watch a butcher demonstration with Ryan Farr and heritage pig farmer Mark Newman
-eat grilled lamb and a pork perfect dessert right before the award ceremony

Food & Wine “2009 Winemaker of the Year" Charles Smith of K Vintners
Buty Winery
Miner Family Vineyards
Gamble Family Vineyards
Steltzner Vineyards
Ladera Vineyards
Robert Sinskey Vineyards
Sokol Blosser Winery
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Firesteed Wines
Prince Edward County Wines from Canada
New Zealand Wines

Grand Cochon would not be possible without the help of our sponsors including: Food + Wine Magazine, Stella Artois, Charles Smith of K Vintners, Prince Edward County, New Zealand Wines, The Grillworks Inc., The American Lamb Board and Newman Farm Berkshire.

WHERE: Hotel Jerome Aspen, 330 East Main Street, Aspen, CO 81611
WHY: To promote heritage pigs and breed diversity in local and national communities.
BUY: Tickets are $125 GA /$175 VIP

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