Fairmont Olympic Hotel Downtown
Sun April 22, 4–7:30 pm
Recommended by Julianne Bell
Billing itself as "the most talked-about culinary tour in the country," Cochon555 is a swine-centric competition built around creating awareness of heritage breed pigs and supporting family farmers. A week before the event, five local chefs will be paired up with their very own heritage-breed hogs, each of which is sustainably sourced from family farms and weigh in at more than 200 pounds, to create six or fewer dishes to be judged. This year’s contenders include Mitch Mayers of Lark, Andrew Whiteside of the Georgian, Jeremy Arnold of Hitchcock, Bobby Moore of Barking Frog, and Derek Simcik of Scout PNW. The winner will be christened the reigning “Prince or Princess of Pork” and advance to the Grand Cochon competition in Chicago. Meanwhile, five barkeeps will participate in a battle royale of their own as they vie to craft the best punch bowl.
411 University, Seattle, WA 98101