PHILADELPHIA, PA — COCHON555, the popular annual heritage breed pork culinary tour which visits cities across the country, will be heading to Philadelphia this May as CARRYOUT WITH COCHON.


 The Cochon555 U.S. Tour

virtual and interactive feast will feature unique talents and bring the essence of the event directly into participants’ homes. For one night only, award-winning Chef Jose Garces of Distrito will lead a one-of-a-kind virtual dinner via Zoom, offering participants the opportunity to partake in a unique dining experience that can be enjoyed safely from home. This series was created to continue the Cochon555 tradition of supporting heritage breed pig and local farming and the chefs dedicated to highlighting these ingredients in their restaurants.

As such, custom, multi-course meals will be prepared by Chef Garces with all of the ingredients sourced from local farms paired with wine, spirits, and LaCroix sparkling water. During a 45-minute live Zoom, Chef will demonstrate how to make the featured dishes while the guests cook along from home. The remaining words will be fully pre-prepared, ready to heat and serve. Participants can choose to pick up their meal and beverage kit at Distrito on the day of the event.

“As the pandemic continues to disrupt the restaurant and farming industries that are integral to our communities, we knew sitting out this year wasn’t an option,” said Brett Friedman, Partner & CEO of Agency 21, which owns and operates Cochon555. “We’re committed to carrying on the traditions of Cochon555 for our chefs, farmers, and fan base and will be donating a majority of ticket proceeds back to our participating restaurants and staff who have been affected by COVID-19.

People are eager to connect, so we hope anyone hesitant to dine out can now safely join us to enjoy a meal prepared by one of Philadelphia’s top culinary minds and engage in an evening of fun for our local food and beverage community.” 40 people cap. Guests can purchase tickets ($95 for one; $175 for two), which include a multi-course meal prepared by Chef Jose Garces, beverages, and will highlight local Pennsylvania farms on Wednesday, May 12.

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