America’s beloved, live-fire, open-air culinary experience comes to Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina on August 12, 2018 with an all-star cast of chefs who specialize in whole animal and sustainable fish cookery. The list of heritage and heirloom foods includes dry-aged beef, whole pigs, lamb, oysters, duck, an array of sustainable fish, chicken, artisan cheeses, and heirloom vegetables. With a greater goal of promoting honest food prepared by artisans, celebrating family farming, and shining a gastronomic spotlight on the hard-working people who are raising heritage breed animals, the all-inclusive wood-fired feast will feature more than 30 prominent chefs, farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers and barkeeps all working in concert to create luxurious moments that educate the palate. For an in-depth look at who’s cooking and pouring at Heritage Fire 

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Heritage Fire by Cochon555 will showcase over 20 notable chefs and butchers, each grilling heritage-breed animals en plein air against the stunning backdrop of Newport Harbour, and inspired by global food cultures and sustainable fisheries. A preview of participating chefs include Joshua Smith of Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions (MA), Brendan Joy of Steel & Rye (MA), Brian Young of Cultivar (MA), Dave Vargas and William Myska of Ore Nells BBQ (ME), Tatiana Rosana of Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel (MA), Dan Amighi of Cafe du Pays (MA), Jameson Poll of Our Fathers Delicatessen (MA), Joshua Lewin of Juliet (MA), Alex Sáenz of Bisq (MA), Brian Mercury of Oak + Rowan (MA), and David Robinson of Formaggio Kitchen South End (MA) to name a few.

The event’s ultimate aim is to provide education to consumers and create an experience that guests can sink their teeth into: honest food from real farmers. Every event is a fundraiser for Cochon555’s sister charity, Piggy Bank — a start-up farm in Missouri that serves as a kickstarter for new family farms and a safety net for those in the wake of a disaster (flood, fire and disease).

Official Host: Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – Newport, RI
When: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time: 3 p.m. for VIP entry $200, 4 p.m. for General Admission at $150
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VIP Access $200
Start celebrating early and treat yourself to the VIP experience with an extra hour of extravagance to get up close with the chefs, winemakers and farmers who make it all happen. Chefs will serve one special dish to entice your palate while professional bartenders and sommeliers bring their best game forward with specialty cocktails and reserve wines.

General Admission $150
A unique signature three-hour culinary experience of delight and wonderment. Feast on heritage breed animals cooked over live fires, a perfect setting of ethically sourced food, and a variety of beverages from local craft breweries, distilleries and wineries – all created by some of the nation’s most forward-thinking food and drink leaders.

Beyond the 100+ chef created dishes, the food is paired with free-flowing wines from over 30 boutique producers, craft beers and artisan ciders. The Welcome Lounge ushers guests into our Signature Starter Bar and Cheese Experience spotlighting Les Trois Petits Cochons, Yellow Door Creamery, Cello, Savile Row, Formaggio Kitchen South End and Cypress Grove. Sip sparklers from Topo Chico, El Tesoro’s Perfect Margarita, mocktails from Stirrings, inventive cocktails from Galliano, gin cocktails from Bombay Sapphire, a smoked old fashioned from Courvoisier and the Manhattan Project featuring premium bourbons from Eagle Rare, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, Buffalo Trace, Town Branch Rye and Breckenridge PX Cask Finish topped with Luxardo cherries. Enjoy the Heritage Rum Cart featuring Don Q Rums, learn about pairings at the TarTare Bar aligned to the wines of Antica Napa Valley and taste through the stunning portfolios of Sassoregale, Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters, Kosta Browne and Wines from Rioja. An array of wines grouped under the “5 Winemakers” banner will feature Silver Oak; Pax Wine Cellars; Twomey Cellars; Sandhi and Kosta Browne. Cochon555 will debut a new experience called Trompo “Hora de Familia” in celebration of its first Global Cochon555 event in Mexico City later this year as well as Royal Oak’s Natural Charcoal “Dirty Steak” Tomahawk Bar.

Guests wanting a sweet bite will enjoy Swine and Sweets, an innovative spin on dessert spotlighting
notable pastry chefs working with Perfect Puree of Napa Valley. “The tour is about uplifting small, family farmers through epic culinary moments,” said founder Brady Lowe. “We create and restore connections between the farmer and chef who want to raise, source and serve food raised with purpose and passion. Together, through eating, we become stewards of the good food movement, motivate change and influence our food system from pasture to plate.”

LOCALS DEAL – $75 with a local ID.

About the Cochon555 US Tour
The Cochon555 US Tour executes a yearly host of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs through an innovative nose-to-tail pig cooking competition. This epic pork feast visits 15 major cities in North America annually. The tour is comprised of an array of live expressions and cultivates a long-term impact for heritage species. Both educational and inspirational messages are circulated among 16,000 guests; 2,200+ chefs; 150+ family farms; and culinary schools each year. Since 2009, 108,000+ consumers have experienced heritage pork for the first time, more than $1,100,000 has been donated to charities, and over $1,200,000 has been paid directly to their farmers. For more information, visit or follow @cochon555 on Instagram.