“5 Pigs, 5 Chefs, 5 Winemakers”
May 2, 2010
WHAT: A group of top chefs from the Washington D.C. area will each prepare a heritage breed pig from head to toe for the 2nd annual event. Cochon 555 is the only national chef competition promoting heritage pigs and breed diversity. In addition, five family-owned wineries will showcase their wines. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on utilization, presentation and overall best flavor. The winner will have the opportunity to compete with other national winning chefs at Grand Cochon during the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, June 18-20.
WHO: Taste Network presents
R.J. Cooper, Vidalia Restaurant
Nicholas Stefanelli, Bibiana
David Varley, Bourbon Steak
Daniel Singhofen, Eola
Joe Palma, Westend Bistro
Whole pig breakdown demonstration by resident butcher, Ryan Farr, 4505 Meats
Wineries: Anderson’s Conn Valley, Chehalem Wines, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Donkey and Goat Winery, Twomey Cellars
VIP: Silver Oak Cellar, Donkey and Goat Winery, Cowgirl Creamery and more
WHEN: Saturday May 2nd, 5:00 p.m.
VIP Reception 3:30 p.m. photo opportunity/ rsvp required
WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. 1150 22nd Street, NW
WHY: To promote heritage pigs and breed diversity in local and national communities.
HOW: The cost is $125 per person and is open to the public. For tickets or more information visit www.cochon555.com. Advance ticket purchase required.
Cochon 555 is the only heritage breed pig and chef competition in the U.S. The touring event was created by Brady Lowe in response to the lack of consumer education around heritage breeds. Upcoming cities include New York, Washington D.C. and Seattle. Chefs and judges from each city are selected by Taste Network, Lowe’s company, to participate in the event. Taste Network is based in Atlanta and delivers experiential services to the boutique food industry nation-wide. The company’s mission is to provide cultured events and education focused around artisan wine, cheese and cuisine to its clients and the public at large. www.cochon555.com
About FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen: In its 28th year, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen is the epicurean magazine’s signature event, bringing together 50 of the world’s foremost authorities on wine and food at 80 cooking demonstrations and wine seminars. In addition, over 300 wines and luxury lifestyle brands gather together in the Grand Tasting Pavilion, the epicenter of the event, to pour over 50,000 bottles of wine and exhibit their newest products. FOOD & WINE is the modern, stylish, trend-spotting, talent-seeking epicurean magazine. Published by American Express Publishing Corporation, the leader in luxury lifestyle magazines, FOOD & WINE has a circulation of over 925,000. Details about the event and the company are available at foodandwine.com.