Cochon 555: Aaron Brooks to Bring A-Game Sunday

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All photos by Alex Rodriguez
Meet Lucky.
With just a few days left until Miami's best event of the year, Aaron Brooks is busily chucking away in a secret kitchen at Edge Steak & Bar -- carefully formulating his master plan to win this year's Cochon.

Michelle Bernstein was queen at 2012's pork-centric affair, but Brooks thought he'd brought it all.

A bittersweet loss has given him the umph and drive to go even bigger this year.

And he's doing it with a 300 pound 1 year-old that we've named "Lucky."

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Lucky is a heritage breed called a Large Black. Large Blacks have a darker, beefier meat than most other breeds. Brooks plans to use that to his advantage this year.

Weighing in at the size of a body builder, Lucky is large and in charge and ready for battle -- no, really. Brooks and sous chef Jose Gamez have already divided Lucky up into the necessary cuts for killer brines and expert roasting.

Note: They didn't really name the pig Lucky. We did. Brooks looked at us with an awful face when we suggested it, but we insisted.

Location Info


Four Seasons Hotel Miami

1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL

Category: General

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