NIBBLES

Cochon555 returns to Boston with a new event

BOSTON – Cochon555, a celebration of heritage breed pigs, returns to Boston April 7-9 with events not to be missed! The newest will be BESPOKE, “A Cold-Brewed Exploration of Taste and Thought,” with all proceeds going to charity. It’s a daytime symposium April 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with keynote speeches by leading thinkers, a panel on issues of power, labor, diversity and class in the restaurant industry and “talking circles” with the day’s guest speakers. BESPOKE is a partnership between Cochon555 and American Friends of the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery. On Sunday, Cochon555’s Heritage Fire takes place with five chefs competing. Each chef is given a 180 to 200-pound heritage breed pig and must create six dishes for a crowd of pork-loving enthusiasts. Chefs then present a “Judge’s Plate” scored on utilization; global influences; cooking techniques; and overall flavor. The winning team will be crowned the “BBQ King or Queen” of Boston. In addition to sampling 1,500 pounds of competitor’s dishes, all tickets includes “BBQ Traditions” – the fringe festival of flavor – where notable chefs prepare one dish from their favorite grilling culture in the spirit of collective feasting. There’s also curated spirits a ramen noodle pop-up, a luxury butter bar, and much more. Tickets & more info: http://bit.ly/BOS-BBQ. Go to www.cochon555.com.

ESquared Hospitality cuts ties with By Chloe

NEW YORK – Esquared Hospitality, owners of the BLT concepts and others, will reportedly continue expansion of the small fast casual By Chloe with its vegan-friendly approach. The company recently won approval to cut ties with By Chloe founder and co-owner, Chloe Coscarelli, according to published reports.

Honeygrow salad/stir fry concept plans Hub outlet

BOSTON – Honeygrow, a salad/stir fry concept based in Philadelphia, is said to be eyeing a summer opening here in the Fenway, according to Boston Business Journal. The unit, in the Viridian apartment complex near Fenway Park, will be the 18th site for the chain, which allegedly plans more in Brooklyn, New York and Philadelphia.

 

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