SUNDAY FUNDAY: Last night, hundreds of guests converged upon the Battery Park Ritz Carlton for a the New York edition of Cochon 555, an annual touring event focused on bringing heritage pig to the masses. And despite the cold, the masses came out en force to gorge themselves on pig and vine.
It was a veritable porcine feeding frenzy, albeit a delicious one, and on the menu were pigs aplenty (several breeds of hog, including Mulefoot, Old Spot, Large Black, and Red Wattle were represented), but there were also duck products from Hudson Valley Fois Gras and cheeses from Beecher’s.
On the boozy side, Goose Island, Breckenridge Distillery, Four Roses Bourbon and many, many others, kept the sauce coming.
Take a gander at this visual feast, which recaps the highlights of the event.
The allure is probably a freedom that was afforded kids and adolescents that I don’t think is afforded them now. If you imagine this story in the current day, Alana would be running down the street with a phone shoved in her back pocket.