Presented by Cochon555 US Tour
Heritage Fire Newport showcased 2,000-plus pounds of fire-kissed meat roasted en plein air by 15-plus notable chefs, each of whom was inspired by global food cultures.
The list of heritage and heirloom foods includes dry-aged beef, whole pigs, lamb, and goats alongside responsibly-raised fish, duck, chicken and locally grown heirloom vegetables.
Participating chefs included Cody Sperry of Hoodoo Brown BBQ, Mark Bryson of Binge BBQ, Jason Bernier, Melanie Dulude & Melqui Corleto of Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, Andy Teixeira of Newport Vineyards, Edward Bolus of Mill's Tavern, Jonathon Kirk of The Fat Pig PVD, Mariana Gonzalez-Trasvina of Bar 'Cino, Brian Miller of Fat Hen Broadway East, Daniel J Gursha of Ledger, Judd & Kate Foster of South of Heaven BBQ, Nate Singer of Carter Country Meats, David Robinson of Formaggio Kitchen South End, William Myska of Ore Nells BBQ, Amanda Lowry of The Butcher Shop, Dan Hall of Perro Salado, Colleen Mulry of Newport Vineyards and Edward Baptista of Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina.
Additionally, the event also featured five of the city's hottest barkeeps and Punch King's chosen spirit: El Tesoro™ Blanco Tequila was the spotlight ingredient steeped with tradition.
Matt Simmon’s punch “Fruity Fuego” combined El Tesoro™ Blanco Tequila infused with dehydrated Thai Chili Peppers, Suze Gentian Liqueur, The Perfect Purée Passion Fruit and Fresh Lime.
Cochon555 and their partners helped raise money for Piggy Bank, a charitable foundation and start-up farm in Missouri that serves as a kickstarter for emerging family farms, as well as a safety net for farms in the wake of a disaster (flood, fire and disease).
If you love must-do culinary experiences, endless wines and spirits, making charitable donations and noshing on 50-plus chef-crafted dishes, then don’t miss when this tour comes to your city.
Up next is the Grand Cochon finale on September 15. Buy tickets to the nation’s most talked about culinary event and follow @Cochon555 on Instagram to keep up with all of the excitement happening across the country.