This April, I’ll be heading to DC to partake of some of the most delicious pork, wine, bourbon and cocktails in the country at Cochon 555. If you’ve never heard of this celebration of all things pig, don’t worry – there’s plenty of time to buy your tickets and find out what you’ve been missing!
Cochon 555 is a national tour promoting heritage breed pigs by inviting five chefs and five winemakers in each stop on the tour to cook one of five pigs in whichever ways they choose, and to pair the dishes with the best wines. Besides the most interesting and innovative nose-to-tail bites of pork, each event features tastes of other foods, sips of bourbon and brews and popup cocktail bars featuring themed drinks.
Cochon 555 events take place from coast to coast, and additional events have been added in recent years, such as Asian Speakeasy and Heritage BBQ events.
Washington, DC’s Cochon 555 event will be held on Sunday, April 17, with an Asian Speakeasy the preceding Friday evening and a Chef’s Course dinner series that Saturday. I hope to see you there! If not, be sure to follow all the excitement on my Instagram account.