COCHON 555 to Launch Inaugural Memphis BBQ Bash

BBQ hounds listen up - we hear that the creators of COCHON 555, in conjunction with The Peabody Memphis Hotel, Duncan Williams, the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Memphis Commission are set to debut the inaugural COCHON Heritage BBQ event this Labor Day in Memphis, Tennessee.

The dish: The festival will run from Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2 featuring acclaimed chefs from across the country. Among participants will be renowned chefs, distillers, winemakers, restaurateurs and 1,000 hungry diners.

VIPs ought to purchase a Weekend Pass for $500, which grants access to all the weekend's festivities.

Kick off the holiday weekend with a toast to the event at The Peabody Memphis. For $50 guests are invited to this al fresco evening. We hear craft American spirits will be available, along with select wines and beers. Those with VIP Weekend Passes are invited to attend the "Distiller's Reception & Dinner Series," (a must, we say).

Nurse your hangover on Saturday with a Bloody Mary & Benton's Bacon Tailgate party.

On Sunday check out the "Heritage BBQ Competition," which kicks off at the Columns at Commerce Square. From 1 to 5 p.m., 24 teams of five chefs each will face off in a BBQ competition, serving over 4,000 pounds of tasty BBQ to 1,000 guests.

For more information visit www.cochon555.com.

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