Punch Kings, Pigs n’ Tiki
Punch Kings, Pigs n’ Tiki presented by COCHON 555 and Chicago Gourmet

Punch Kings, Pigs n’ Tiki
presented by COCHON 555 and Chicago Gourmet

Tiki culture is sweeping the nation, and Chicago is no exception. Embracing this festive trend, Chicago Gourmet has teamed up with the masterminds behind COCHON 555 U.S. Tour and Punch Kings to present the best of both notable events. Introducing the first Chicago City-wide edition of Punch Kings, Pigs n' Tiki. Held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 at the Harris Theater Rooftop in Millennium Park, guests will see twelve of Chicago’s most respected barkeeps in action and taste their creations as they go head-to-head competing for the best Tiki inspired punch bowl. Wait, it gets better. In the most mouth-watering food pairing imaginable, ten heritage pig farmers will line the rooftop’s perimeter, each partnering with a notable chef to present a unique spin on the traditional pig roast.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF), which works to build the future Illinois hospitality workforce through scholarships, career exploration and workforce development programs for high school students. 


Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time: 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Place: Harris Theater Rooftop: 205 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Price: $75.00

Ticket includes heritage pig roast tastings, punch bowl samples from Punch King contenders, as well as premium spirits tastings and beer. Stay tuned for the lineup of participating mixologists, farmers and more!


All Ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required at check-in.


2015 winner:


Lee Zaremba
Billy Sunday

 Puka's Empire




Lee Zaremba
Billy Sunday

Diane Corcoran
Three Dots and a Dash

Jacyara de Oliveira
Sportsman's Club

Will Duncan
Punch House
Harrison Ginsberg
The Dawson

Benjamin Schiller
The Sixth

Rachael Thompson
The Violet Hour
Peter Vestinos
The Betty
Brandon Phillips
The Duck Inn



Alex Renshaw


Shailee Weber 







2015 judges:

Heather Craig

Cochon555 Creative Director

Steve Dolinsky

Bobby "G" Gleason
Three Dots and a Dash



Brady Lowe

Cochon 555 The Founder

Paul McGee

Lost Lake and Land and Sea Dept. Beverage Director

Dane Neal

Flavor HD



Elad Zvi

Bar Lab








2015 partners:



2015 charity:






Millennium Park   |   Sept 26 - 30