You probably know by now that Thomas Boemer and the Corner Table crew picked up the big gold pig at Grand Cochon, the big old important national pork competition that recently took place in Aspen. He went up against nine other top U.S. chefs in to prove his porky prowess and show that he knows his way around a heritage-breed hog better than anyone.
But do you know it? For the next month, taste what the judges tasted at Cochon 555, when Corner Table rolls out a five-course tasting menu made up of all the dishes that crowned Boemer as the Prince of Porc.
Amuse - whipped lard with strawberries and brioche
1st- Korean bone broth with foraged mushrooms and crispy ginger
2nd- Pate en croute with apricot and golden raisin mostarda
3rd- Crispy trotter and sweet shrimp with truffled eggs, celery, hot sauce
4th- Smoked pork jowl, white cheddar grits, pickled watermelon rind, North Carolina vinegar pepper
5th- crackerjacked pork rind, maple mascarpone mousse, tasso ham, puff pastry
$65 with an additional $30 for optional wine pairings