We’ve always loved the pastries and other sweet treats at the Genuine Hospitality Group’s family of restaurants. So naturally when we heard that Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith was moving on from Miami, our stomachs were sad. But now with the news that Johnson & Wales alum Amy Kalinowski has taken over the Pastry Chef post at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, our stomachs are happy again.
On April 19, Cochon 555 is returning to South Florida at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The popular pork-centric culinary competition will pit local chefs against each other while guests reap the spoils of an endless feast featuring tasty bites, wines, brews and spirits.
The one-of-a-kind event is a celebration of family farms, heritage breed pigs and the “good-food” movement. Cochon 555 dates back to 2009, when Taste Network’s Brady Lowe created it to fight the lack of consumer education surrounding heritage breeds. Each year, the Cochon US Tour visits 20 different cities and hosts hyper-local events to raise awareness about these issues.