Cochon 555, the pork-tastic party that features five local chefs preparing five heritage breed pigs, is heading back to DC May 2, and Metrocurean is pleased to offer two VIP tickets to one lucky winner. Comment on this post by Thursday, April 22 at 10 a.m., and I'll choose one winner at random. Check back Thursday afternoon to see if you've won.
Here's the essentials on the piggy event (where I'll be a judge!), presented by Taste Network:
Cochon 555 will take place Sunday, May 2 at 5 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton (1150 22nd St. NW). Five chefs — R.J. Cooper of Vidalia, Joe Palma of Westend Bistro, Daniel Singhofen of Eola, Nicholas Stefanelli of Bibiana, and David Varley of Bourbon Steak — will each prepare a heritage breed pig from head to toe. Five family-owned wineries will showcase their wines.
Guests will sample the chefs' creations and, along with the judges, determine a winner. The event promotes heritage pigs and breed diversity in local and national communities.
Tickets are $125 per person ($175 for VIP). For tickets and info visit www.cochon555.com.