What happens when nearly a ton of heritage breed hogs are divided up between more than two dozen of the country's hottest chefs? The best staff meal ever. What happens when nearly a ton of heritage breed hogs are divided up between more than two dozen of the country's hottest chefs and they have to share? Cochon Epic: A once-in-a-lifetime six-pig roast takeover of the Ritz-Carlton happening this Sunday, pairing unlimited other-white-meat eats from a slate of celebrity toques like Jose Garces, Kevin Sbraga, and that dude from Elawho's totally on the next season of Top Chef, with all-you-can-slurp bars dishing out everything from raw oysters to bourbon snow cones. And that's not all, folks.
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In addition to 20 Philly chefs from local favorites like 10 Arts, the Mildred, and Le Virtu, past Cochon 555 winners and Cochon Heritage BBQ Grand Champions will all be bringing their best game face as they compete for the best bite of the day.
They've all been tirelessly perfecting their porky morsels since receiving their pigs last week, from house-cured sausages to Pub & Kitchen-crafted scrapple.
Except maybe this guy.
And the dudes behind R2L. They're manning the wine-pairing Tar Tare bar for anyone who likes their bacon extra-extra-chewy.
Want to fill your glass with something stronger than vino? Gratis bars offer three kinds of bourbon, and an experimental tasting station's pouring Chupito/Mezcal. Di Bruno Bros cheese, meanwhile, is partnered with Anchor Brewing, and if you want a boozed-up snow cone...
... there's an app for that. Whiskey ices are machine-made to order via iPad. And you'll probably want to bring your iPhone to capture all the action. And to impress people with your well-designed Apple products.
Just don't ask for any retakes at the evening butchering demo, or this may be the last thing you ever Instagram.