COCHON 555: 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers (DC - national tour)

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May 2, 2010 (Sun)
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.
1150 22nd Street, N.W.
Washington DC, DC 20037

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Cost: GENERAL $125 - VIP $175

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COCHON 555 �Five Chefs, Five Pigs, Five Winemakers�

WHAT: A group of chefs will each prepare a 125 pound heritage breed hog from head to toe for this friendly competition. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on presentation, utilization and overall best flavor. The winner will be crowned the �Prince / Princess of Porc�. In addition, five selected winemakers will showcase their wines. COCHON 555 is a tribute to heritage and heirloom breeds, chefs and winemakers.

Each 125 lb pig can be pre-cooked, braised, grilled, pressed, pickled, rubbed, smoked, seared, sauced, spiced, injected, marinated, cured in any way, or otherwise prepared. Guest of the event will experience the chef creations during a 2.5 hour stand-up reception. Chef stations will alternate with winemaker tables. Guests should not arrive late for this event.

R.J. COOPER � Vidalia Restaurant
DAVID VARLEY - Bourbon Steak
JOE PALMA - Westend Bistro
Butcher: RYAN FARR - 4505 Meats

Anderson's Conn Valley
Chehalem Wines
Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Donkey and Goat Winery
Twomey Cellars

VIP WINES: (reserve tasting)
Donkey and Goat Winery
Silver Oak Cellars

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VIP EXPERIENCE: Starts early with a reserve wine tasting, artisan cheese reception, local mixologists will be passing artisan libations, tasty brews and best of all, guests can meat and greet with the chefs, winemakers and judges of COCHON555. (This portion is $175).

MAIN FLOOR: Guests will witness a whole pig butcher demonstration while consuming over 750lbs of swine, great wines, brews and pig perfect desserts. There will be an after party at a location to be determined. This is a full day of new and old relationships, great chefs, swine, wine and we look forward to sharing it with you.

WHY: To promote heritage pigs and breed diversity in local and national communities.

Taste Network is a Georgia-based company delivering experiential services to the artisan wine and cheese industries. 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. Right now, we love the pig!!! We suggest you request more heritage pig from the menu to the meat counter. Support heritage species.

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Carolina Uribe

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