THE FIVE CHEFS: 2012 San Francisco competing chefs include Nico Borzee of Bouche, Traci Des Jardins of Jardiniere, Jason Fox of Commonwealth, Anthony Strong of Locanda, and Thomas McNaughton of Salumeria and flour + water.
THE FIVE FARMS: Guests will be treated to an epic pork feast of five whole heritage pigs prepared by five chefs and wines from five family wineries, including Arnot‐Roberts, Elk Cove, K Vintners, Matthiasson and Scholium Project. The evening will also include wines from event sponsors SALDO, Sokol Blosser, Cornerstone Cellars and Simi, a butcher demonstration from David the Butcher of Marina Meats, an interactive tasting contest with 2011 Grand Cochon Winners , John Stewart and Le Creuset. Sample great beers from Anchor Brewing, tastings of Chinaco Tequila, indulge in the "Perfect Manhattan" Cochon 555 Bar with Daniel Hyatt of Alembic featuring five craft American spirits including Templeton Rye, Hirsch, Angel's Envy, Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace, Hudson Whiskey's Baby Bourbon and Luxardo. In preview of Cochonís new Labor Day event, Ronnie New of Magnolia Brewery will serve up a Heritage BBQ whole hog family meal. The feast will conclude with a 25th anniversary champagne toast to the James Beard Foundation, sponsored by Laurent‐Perrier Champagne, now celebrating its 200th year. In addition, we will offer an exclusive chocolate experience from Xocolatl de David and cold‐brew from Safari Cup Coffee.