Washington DC Cochon 555

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
RSVP Required
Included Items: 
general admission (VIP $175 includes early entry). Food and beverage tastings.

“A friendly competition for a cause”

Jamie Leeds – Commonwealth
Bryan Voltaggio – VOLT
Adam Sobel – Bourbon Steak DC
Tarver King – Ashby Inn + Restaurant
Scott Drewno – The Source


Alysian Winery
Copain Wines
Red Car Wine
Adelsheim Vineyard
Sokol Blosser

VIP: 3:30 pm
GENERAL: 5:00 pm

A group of chefs will each prepare a 150-175 pound heritage breed hog from head to toe for this friendly competition. Guests and local judges will determine a winner based on presentation, utilization and overall best flavor. In addition, five selected winemakers will showcase their wines. COCHON 555 is a tribute to heritage and heirloom breeds, chefs and winemakers.

VIP: Included in VIP is a very unique engagement with West Sonoma Coast Vintners (Peay, Freestone, Freeman). Start the celebration early during the VIP experience with artisan cheese and sustainable oyster station. Reserve wines, brews and spirits and great company run this segment of the day. Each VIP ticket comes with early entry to beat the rush on the main floor.

MAIN FLOOR: Each event provides pig-loving epicureans with a sampling of pork dishes paired with wines from five different small wineries, as well as the opportunity to help select the “Prince or Princess of Porc.” and whom will be going to the nationals. The winning dishes are chosen by the audience and a panel of 20 expert judges in each city. The action keeps going when two butchers face off in a showcase of skills and speed. Additionally, guests will be treated to whole pig breakdown demonstrations, followed by a whole roasted heritage breed pig and dessert. This event was created to celebrate heritage pigs and to promote breed diversity in local and national communities.

Buy Tickets : General $125; VIP $175