Pig Out at This Weekend’s Heritage Fire by Cochon555
The whole hog party involves more than eighteen notable chefs serving their favorite riffs on pork, bacon and more.
Visitors to Newport will be saying “Bacon, bacon, bacon…I smell bacon,” all day on Saturday. Heritage Fire by Cochon555 is returning to Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina on Saturday, August 24 at 4 p.m. for a whole hog party with more than eighteen notable chefs serving their favorite riffs on pork, bacon and more.
The chefs will each grill heritage-breed animals against the stunning waterfront backdrop of Newport Harbor. Participating chefs include: Jason Bernier, Melanie Dulude and Melqui Corleto of Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina (Newport), Cody Sperry of Hoodoo Brown BBQ (Ridgefield, CT), Andy Teixeira and Colleen Mulry of Newport Vineyards (Middletown), Mark Bryson of Binge BBQ (Newport), Jonathon Kirk of the Fat Pig PVD (Providence), Brian Miller of Fat Hen Broadway East (Boston, MA), Amanda Lowry of the Butcher Shop (Boston, MA), Daniel Gurshea of Ledger (Salem, MA), Judd and Kate Foster of South of Heaven BBQ (Carrollton, GA), William Myska of Ore Nells BBQ (Kittery, ME), Edward Bolus of Mill’s Tavern (Providence) and Mariana Gonzalez-Trasvina of Bar ‘Cino (Newport).
Dan Hall of Perro Salado (Newport) will also host the specialty elote corn station and Nate Singer of Carter Country Meats (Boulder, CO) will serve up a specialty burger bar topped with raclette cheese from David Robinson of Formaggio Kitchen South End (Boston, MA). New local beer highlights include Whalers Brewing Company and Ragged Island Brewing Co.
Heritage Fire events helps foster the relationship between local farming and emerging chef and restaurant communities, which grapple with paying premium prices in order to serve their guests flavorful food that is also raised locally, responsibly and safely. The event also benefits Piggy Bank, a farm devoted to providing free heritage-breed pigs to small farms in exchange for transparent business plans that are posted online. Tickets are $150 each for general admission and $200 each for VIP (extra hour to get to know the chefs, who will serve one special dish while professional bartenders serve specialty cocktails).
There’s also a beverage competition happening at the event to balance all the pigging out with punch. Punch Kings, presented by El Tesoro Tequila, is a whole bottle, large-format spirit competition featuring five top barkeeps, including Zach Pierce of Perro Salado, Michael Ford of 22 Bowen’s, Melissa Meier of Bar ‘Cino, Brenna Leveille of Newport Vineyards and Matt Simmons of Mill’s Tavern.
Drink up, pig out and then go take a nap (trust us, you’re going to need one).