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Cochon 555 Minneapolis: The Hangover Report

The national touring competition made its first stop in Minneapolis. See the pigs, the chefs, the bourbon and the winner.

Cochon555 pulled into the Lowes Hotel in downtown Minneapolis with 5 heritage breed pigs, 5 chefs to prepare them (snout to tail, nothing went to waste) and plenty of bourbon and wine. The competing chefs included Thomas Boemer of Corner Table, Steven Brown of Tilia, Michael DeCamp representing La Belle Vie, Jim Christiansen of Heyday, and Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable. The winning pig had been known as Violet by her family before being brought to Corner Table to be be prepared every which way but loose.

---Photos by Zoë François

Cosmos Restaurant

601 North 1st Avenue, , MN 55403 (612) 677-1100 Visit Website

La Belle Vie

510 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-874-6440 Visit Website

Corner Table

4257 Nicollet Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55409 (612) 823-0011


2700 Lyndale Avenue South, , MN 55408 (612) 200-9369 Visit Website

Spoon and Stable

211 North 1st Street, , MN 55401 (612) 224-9850 Visit Website


2726 West 43rd Street, , MN 55410 (612) 354-2806 Visit Website