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Cochon 555: Jose Mendin Wins Big With A Lot of Pig (Photos)

Last night, Cochon 555 made its return to Miami at the Four Seasons and it was epic. Five chefs competed, showcasing five heritage breed pigs, The bourbon and beer flowed, a butchering pop-up emerged in the center and in total 1,200 pounds of pork were devoured.

The winner of the night was Pubbelly's own Jose Mendin, who put a lot of pork in our belly. Mendin prevailed with an Old Spot Pig from Cross My Heart Farms. The winning menu featured pig sushi nigiri; Neapolitan terrine, bacon and oyster; mofongo (with a crack-like chicharron powder); la tripleta with smoked ham; pork shoulder and head cheese on pan sobao, and bacon bottom cookies.

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Carina Ost