Cochon 555, the nationally touring celebration of all things pig, returns to Austin this weekend. The event at the Four Seasons (98 San Jacinto Blvd.) pits about a half-dozen local against each other, as they turn whole heritage hogs into culinary delights. The competition group features host chef James Flowers of Trio at the Four Seasons, Clinton Kendall of East Side King, Evan Leroy of Leroy & Lewis, Sarah McIntosh of Epicerie, and Nick Yanes of Juniper.
In addition to the competition chefs, there will be other chefs serving tastings, as well a half dozen winemakers, craft breweries and craft cocktails. General admission tickets for the two-and-half hour event cost $125, with VIP ticket holders ($200) getting early entry and complimentary cocktails, beer and wine. Purchase tickets online.
In addition to the competition, there is also a food summit called Bespoke, that explores the theme of food and movement. Read more about it on Relish Austin.