As promised, a few mouth-watering tidbits from Cochon 555, undoubtedly the porkiest culinary event in the country:
Cochon 555 is essentially a competition that features different chefs from the same city all cooking a different heritage breed of pig. Beyond that it’s a celebration for chefs and food fanatics across the nation to eat as much pork as possible in one afternoon.
This year’s PNW bout was held on St. Patrick’s Day at the beautiful Cedarbrook Lodge just outside of Seattle. Each chef put out several pork-filled courses to be first scored by a panel of judges and then enjoyed by the masses. The highest-scoring chef will go on to compete in Aspen for the title of “King or Queen of Porc.”
As a very lucky attendee, I suffered the hardship of walking around, gorging on pork in various forms, sweet and savory.
Here’s a few of my favorite swine-filled sweets:
More porky pics — from the savory spectrum — will follow soon!