Five teams of Louisville chefs are set to compete against each other in preparing entire heritage-breed hogs at Cochon 555's Heritage BBQ event on Sept. 8 at 21c Museum Hotel. Tickets for the stand-up tasting event are $125 to $200 and available online at Cochon555's website.
The competing chefs teams will be led by Edward Lee and Kevin Ashworth of Milkwood, Coby Lee Ming of Harvest, Tyler Morris of Rye on Market, Annie Pettry of Decca and Levon Wallace of Proof on Main.
"Each chef crew must prepare one plate showcasing the whole hog in six distinct dishes comprised of four meats and two sides," according to the press release. "The meats are bone, muscle, pull, stew and sides are mayo and mustard based - which means that there will be no less than 30 heritage pork dishes to feast."
Established in 2008 by Brady Lowe, Cochon 555's goal is to "change the way chefs and consumers perceive and celebrate pork."
In addition to a whole lotta hog, beverages will be available from Crispin Cider, Anchor Brewing, Antica Formula, Breckenridge Bourbon, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Fernet Branca, Fidencio Mezcal, Four Roses, Illegal Mezcal, Mezcals de Leyenda, Pierde Almas.
[Photos: Edward Lee, courtesy Bravo/Top Chef; Kevin Ashworth, Whitney Harrod Morris; Coby Lee Ming, courtesy Harvest; Annie Pettry, courtesy Decca; Tyler Morris, courtesy Rye on Market; Levon Wallace, courtesy Proof on Main ]