Cochon555 Tour Comes to Banff
I have been invited to Cochon555 Tour Comes to Banff. It is the first one to come to Canada actually, as it visits 15 cities around the world. What is it you ask? It is 5 pigs, 5 chefs and 5 winemakers in competition to see which dish wins out. Piggy Bank and Banff Food Bank are to benefit from this extraordinary culinary event! The lineup of chefs is an impressive one with local chefs vying to win this friendly competition-for-a-cause!
Along with telling you a bit about the event I also have a giveaway for two free tickets to join in on the fun. The event is now officially sold out! The event runs 5-7:30 pm on Saturday April 28, 2018 at the Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta Canada. If you are able to attend go for the giveaway! You will love this!!
How the event unfolds is that the chefs receive a 200 lb. heritage breed pig to prep and cook one week prior to the event. Hundreds of guests and an esteemed panel of judges will determine the winner. Along with the food, guests will enjoy pairings from boutique distillers, artisan winemakers and brewers.
Running in tandem there is a spirit competition featuring five top barkeeps in a hand-crafted punch challenge and a face-off of five top sommeliers pairing the best wine with heritage pig.
Cochon555 Founder Brady Lowe announces the Banff event’s competing chefs
Host Chef JW Foster of The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and its Vermillion Room Brasserie & Bar
Chef Shelley Robinson of Banff Hospitality Collective
Co-Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson of CHARCUT and charbar
Chef Randy Luft of the Rimrock Resort Hotel
Chef Matthias Fong of River Cafe
And the farmers are:
Malorie Aubé of Country Accent Heritage Breeds
Allan and Joanne Vanden of Broek of Broek Pork Acres
Danny and Shannon Ruzicka of Nature’s Green Acres
Mark Lahoda and Antonio Matriz of Alberta Pork Company/Sunhaven Farms
Jessica and Chris Fasoli of Bear and the Flower Farm
The winning “Prince or Princess of Pork” from the Banff competition advances to the North American finale entitled the Grand Cochon. This head-to-tail, winner-takes-all showdown for the crown is hosted in Chicago on September 30 and sees eleven chefs compete.
I would also like to thank Banff & Lake Louise Tourism (BLLT) for the lovely accommodations at the Moose Hotel and Suites. Who is also part of the competition offering hotel packages along with Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa and the Fairmont Banff Springs.
And now for you I have two general admission tickets to Cochon555 in Banff, AB, valued at $129 each, how exciting!! This is a quick giveaway so enter today. A winner will be chosen on April 24 by a random draw! Canadian residents only! Good luck everyone!
Comments & Reviews
There cannot be anything better than dishes made with the flavour of quality pork ,paired with unique wines and fresh produce. This tasting would be a bucket list addition.
Brenda Kight says
This sound like an awesome event! Too bad I live so far away, I would love to go.!
I am all about tasting and learning about new foods! This is going to be a blast! Good luck to all!
Jeni Hawkins says
I have never heard of this event, but count me in! Nothing like being around delicious foods and learning!
This sounds like a lot of fun. This is the first time I have heard of this. I love trying out new foods, so this would be something for me for sure.
Cyn Gagen says
I wish I lived close enough to attend. This looks amazing! Nothing better than some great food created by great chefs.
This looks like it will be a wonderful event. And what a fabulous location. I would love to sample their creations.
laurie beth says
OMG! I wish I could enter into this or go to this!!! I leave that day to go back to LA. We only live 1 hour from Banff and hello… I LOVE food! I’d even break my diet for it 🙂 How fabulous!
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This is such a really fun event! It’s great to see top amazing chefs together!
Allison Cooper says
What a fun experience for all the foodies! So many great chefs! Wish that I lived closer.
Reesa Lewandowski says
What an awesome event! I wish it were coming to the NYC area!
Tara Noland says
It has been to NYC already, look for it next year! http://cochon555.com/#
I think this one dish I called PB & J, it was pork belly with peanut sauce and a berry compote topped with apples. Yes, I thinks that’s my fav pork dish.