To Do: Cochon 555

What: This pork-tastic event, with stops in multiple cities, comes to DC this weekend. Five DC chefs will each prepare an entire heritage breed hog, provided by Bev Eggleston from EcoFriendly Foods. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on creative, classic preparation and overall best flavor. The winner will be crowned the “Prince of Porc.” In addition, five family-owned wineries will showcase their wines. Cochon 555 promotes heritage pigs and breed diversity.

Who: Competing chefs are Brian McBride of Blue Duck Tavern, RJ Cooper of Vidalia, Nicholas Stefanelli of Mio, Jamie Leeds of Commonwealth and Hank's Oyster Bar, and John Manolatos of Cashion's Eat Place, plus VIP chef Vaughn Skaggs of Market Salamander. Featured wineries are Miner Family Vineyards, Patz & Hall, Arcadian Winery, Pax Winery and Bonny Doon Vineyards.

When: Sunday, May 31, 5 p.m.

Where: Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW

Cost: $125 per person. For tickets or more info visit
amusecochon.com. Advance ticket purchase required (industry discount available).


monkeyrotica said...

Swinetastic! I'd attend if I wasn't broke. I may console myself with some of Jamie's excellent headcheese. I home someone takes a crack at making schweinehaxen. No German restaurants around DC/MD/VA seem to make it at all, and there's much to be said for a nice braised pork shank.

Amanda said...

You may be able to get a little discount here ($80).