Cochon555 Trots into Los Angeles @ The Viceroy - Santa Monica

LOS ANGELES (March 10th, 2016) — If you love a good cause and want to attend one of the tastiest culinary events in the country, then clear your weekend calendar when Cochon555 returns to Los Angeles on March 13th when five chefs compete with five heritage breed pigs in a friendly competition for a cause. The food is hyper-local and eating for a cause has never tasted so good. The weekend begins with back to back charity dinners followed by the head-to-toe, nationally celebrated Cochon555 at the Viceroy Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon. Guests buying an all-inclusive Cochon555 ticket sample forty of the best bites prepared by top chefs paired with artisan wines selected by celebrated winemakers and sommeliers alongside an endless culinary cocktail program from notable barkeeps. The events benefit Piggy Bank, a genetic sanctuary that will provide free heritage breed pigs and business plans to emerging family farms. Guests are united with the who’s who of the good food movement helping to raise monies to support the first open-source platform for family farming. For an in-depth look at the Cochon555 movement, a series of stunning videos or to purchase tickets to these must-do culinary experiences, please visit

The Cochon555 Culinary Cocktail programming starts during VIP hour with Cochon555’s Punch Kings featuring Breckenridge Bourbon, a regional competition featuring five notable barkeeps including Nick Meyer of Rose Cafe and Restaurant, Mike Lay of Broken Spanish, Nathan Oliver of Now Boarding, Jake Larowe of Playa Provisions and Una Green of Belcampo Meat Co. all hoping to win passage for a chance at the national title. During registration, everyone enjoys “The Welcome Punch” reception featuring Buffalo Trace, DRY Sparkling and The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley who will be offering a chance to win two round-trip tickets to Heritage Fire in Napa. Wine is back in a big way in 2016 with the ““Five Winemakers” including sought-after wines from Paul Draper (Ridge Wines), Rajat Parr (Sandhi Wines), Abe Schoener (Scholium Project), Jeff Pisoni (Pisoni Vineyards), Pax Mahle (Pax Wine Cellars) and special guest Matt Courtney of Arista Vineyards, a spotlight Sommelier Smackdown, Wines from Rioja, Wines of Germany, Michael Mondavi Family Estate, Alysian Wines, Tenuta Sassoregale and Azzurro Wine Company. The “World of Wines” table will have the crowds watching and sampling as five of the city's top sommeliers tell us what they think pairs best with heritage breed pork and the best wine across-the-board will be selected the winner of the event. Tequila enthusiasts will love “The Perfect Margarita Experience” and the opportunity to discover hand-crafted luxury tequilas including Don Julio Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, 70th Anniversary and Don Julio 19042 The one of a kind experience will take place at The Viceroy Santa Monica. Dont miss the chance to buy tickets to this fairy tale heritage pork event as tickets are expected to sell outto this all inclusive stand up reception.