Cosmo Goss of The Publican Crowned Prince of Porc at Cochon 555

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Cosmo Goss (center) won Cochon 555 Chicago last night. Photo: Galdones Photography

In terms of fame to the food-fan public, Cosmo Goss comes in behind some of the other chefs on his team including Blackbird chef David Posey, Avec chef Erling Wu-Bower, and Big Star chef Justin Large. But as the architect of The Publican and Publican Quality Meats' extensive array of cured meats, Goss knows his way around a pig as well as anybody in town, and in the end his menu, which made six different dishes out of a Faith's Farm Hampshire Pig, made him the champ last night and could prove to be his breakout moment (as it was last year for Jason Vincent of Nightwood). His dishes included a pork pancake (with maple syrup), pork loin tonnato, nduja pudding, boudin noir, glazed pork belly, and churros & chocolate to end. Our man Huge Galdones will have a full photo-porko-graphic report tomorrow.