Cochon555 Returns to Crown Houston’s Prince or Princess of Porc! (Plus a VIP Giveaway)

It doesn’t get any better than Cochon555! For one night only, 5 chefs, 5 heritage breed pigs, 5 sommeliers, and 5 barkeeps will converge on Hughes Manor for what is destined to be one of Houston’s most memorable culinary festivals yet! This highly anticipated 14-city tour will make a pit stop in Houston.

Five of Houston’s best chefs (Chef Luis Roger of BCN Taste & Tradition, Chef Bobby Matos of State of Grace, Chef Felix Florez of Ritual, Chef Manabu ‘Hori’ Horiuchi of Kata Robata, and Chef Monica Pope of Sparrow Cookshop) will each be given one whole heritage breed pig to create a 6-course meal. Ultimately, one winner will be chosen and crowned Houston’s “Prince or Princess of Porc” and given a place at the national championship, Grand Cochon, to be held in October 2017.

Beyond the 30 chef-competitor dishes, guests will have the opportunity to sample beef tartare with the wines of Antica Napa Valley; farmhouse cheeses; a pop-up bread experience featuring La Brea Bakery; a Reserve Salami Snack Bar from Creminelli and Divina; a ramen noodle soup bar paired with the elegant wines of Twomey and Silver Oak Cellars; organic pâté offerings from Les Trois Petit Cochons; a Luxury Butter Bar featuring Sabatino truffle butter, foie gras, and more; and an innovative take on classic pastry presented by Perfect Puree of Napa Valley.

But it doesn’t stop there! There will also be a Somm Smackdown where 5 sommeliers will face off for the best pig and wine pairing and 5 barkeeps will battle it out in Punch Kings where they’ll each create their unique take on bourbon punch. This is one culinary experience that just keeps on giving!

This is right up our alley so you know the Urban Swank Girls are gonna have their face in the place! And because we know this is going to be one hell of a ride, we have partnered with Cochon555 to give away two (2) VIP passes (a $400 value) to one lucky winner! Your VIP access will include early admission plus exclusive sommelier and cocktail competition tastings.

You must follow Urban Swank on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter to be eligible for this giveaway. If you do not answer the required comment, your entry is void. One (1) winner will be selected randomly on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

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Cochon555 is a culinary competition for a cause in support of safe, honest foodways and family farms producing heritage breed pigs. Tickets for general admission start at $125, VIP tickets are $200, and BESPOKE tickets are $400 (includes a multi-course charity dinner prepared by 3 celebrity chefs on Saturday night; super early admission + exclusive private wine tasting, Q-and-A, and tour by a Cochon555 director on Sunday; and a donation to Piggy Bank charity. Only 12 of these very special tickets are available). To purchase tickets, visit


Photo courtesy Galdones Photography/COCHON 555

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    May 12, 2017

    The Somm Smackdown sounds amazing plus all of the delicious food!

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      Shanna "Urban Girl" Jones

      May 15, 2017

      Oh yes! The food is be ah-mazing I am sure of it!

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    Adrian I

    May 14, 2017

    The Punch Kings battle and Luxury Butter Bar sound amazing and extravagant!

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      Shanna "Urban Girl" Jones

      May 15, 2017

      I am excited about both of those as well! I love Bourbon Punch and anything with butter is a no-brainer! Good luck!

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    Bethany H

    May 17, 2017

    I am most excited for the SOMM SMACKDOWN. After watching Somm and Somm in a Bottle on Netflix, I find that world so fascinating!

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      Shanna "Urban Girl" Jones

      May 18, 2017

      It should definitely be a show! We just love these type of events.

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