Words: Sumona Roy Images: HUMsandy
One of North America’s top global BBQ experiences, Cochon555 brought it’s tour to the Heritage BBQ for the Toronto FOOD & WINE Show at Evergreen Brickworks. Hosted by organizer Brady Lowe and TV personality Pay Chen, Cochon555 executes a variety of unique, local food events that are focused on raising enthusiasm for supporting family farms with the world’s first environmentally conscious nose-to-tail pig competition.
Toronto FOOD & WINE Show Heritage BBQ featured more than 40 chef-prepared dishes in an “pop-up” culinary environment including artisan cheeses, sustainable seafood, premium wines and liqueurs.
With a boisterous crowd, the event (and setting) was a perfect example of a great cause, food movement and educational forum. The participants and attendees were engaged, the addition of vendors that were opposite of the ‘theme’ of the evening was a welcome addition (Antler’s Restaurant’s “salmon cooked over charcoal”) that complimented the ‘theme’ rather then disrupt.
Participants included: Matt Basile, Fidel Gastro’s, Toronto, Mitchell Bates, Momofuku Shoto, Toronto, Toronto, Nick Liu, DaiLo, Toronto, Matty Matheson, Parts & Labour, Toronto, Albert Ponzo, Le Select Bistro, Toronto, Rocco Agostino, Pizzeria Libretto, Toronto, Pay Chen, The Pay Chen Show, Toronto, Connie DeSousa & John Jackson, Charcut & Charbar, Tyler Florence, Celebrity Chef, California, Vittorio Colaciti, The Good Son, Toronto, Ben Denham, Electric Mud BBQ, Toronto, Aidan Galligan, Uncle Smoke BBQ, Toronto, Anthony Giglio, Wine Expert, New York, Matthew Jennings, Townsman, Boston, Josh Josephson, Brad Long, Cafe Belong, Toronto, Roger Mooking, Celebrity Chef, Toronto, Antonio Park, Park Restaurant, Montreal, Peter Sanagan, Sanagan’s Meat Locker, Scott Vivian, Beast, Toronto, John Horne, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, Toronto, Jesse Vallins, The Saint Tavern, Toronto, Laura Werlin, The New American Cheese, San Francisco, Hidde Zomer, Carbon Bar, Toronto.