(Pics) #Cochon555 Tour Stops by Atlanta! 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers

Food glorious food!!  #Cochon555 took Atlanta by storm with 5 chefs, 5 pigs, and 5 AMAZING winemakers at the Ritz Carlton-Buckhead.  This nose-to-tail culinary “competition” tour is dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating chefs and diners about the agricultural importance of utilizing Old World livestock.

 

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Cochon555 ATL /Photo by RobinLori

 

Take a look at the IDEA behind Cochon555:

Cochon555 champions honest food from real farmers with the goal of a sustainable and profitable relationship for all. Placing the spotlight on heritage breed pigs and those who raise and cook them, each event features a Pop-Up Butcher Demo and Auction. Together with gifts from Williams-Sonoma and John Boos & Co., they will raise money to benefit Piggy Bank, a farm-in-the-making devoted to providing free heritage breed pigs to small farms in exchange for transparent business plans that are posted online in the name of “open-source agriculture.”

 

Congrats to Chef Drew Van Leuvan of  Seven Lamps Atlanta who took home the “Prince of Porc” crown! He will represent ATL in Chicago at the Grand Cochon finals.

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ALSO sending a huge congrats to ALL the amazing chefs…

Stephen Toevs, Trade Root at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead

Stephen Toevs

 

Robert Phalen, One Eared Stag

Robert Phalen

 

Michael Perez, Donetto

Michael Perez

 

Andre Gomez, Porch Light Latin Kitchen

Andre Gomez

Andre Gomez

 

AND the 5 farmers….

Suzy Wright of Mountain Valley Farm
Gra’ Moore of Carolina Heritage Farms
Tommy Searcy of Gum Creek Farms
Charlotte Swancy of Riverview Farms
Will Harris & Jenni Harris, John Pederson, John Benoit, Aaron Lopez of White Oak Pastures

 

I love love love photographing food!  It was a such pleasure working with the team AND being able to relax & enjoy the tastings.  I’ve never seen pork look so pretty… 🙂 #LifeOfAPhotographer

Take a look at some of the beautiful presentations: