Friday, May 22, 2009

This Little Piggy was Crowned “Prince of Porc” on Sunday

Cochon 555 brings a group of top Washington D.C. area chefs each preparing a heritage breed hog from head to toe for this competition. Cochon 555 is the only national chef competition promoting heritage pigs and breed diversity. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on creative, classic preparation and overall best flavor. The winner will be crowned the “Prince of Porc”. In addition, five family-owned wineries will showcase their wines.

Taste Network presents DC’s competing chefs

  • Nicholas Stefanelli, Mio
  • RJ Cooper, Vidalia
  • Brian McBride, Blue Duck Tavern
  • Jamie Leeds, Commonwealth Gastropub
  • John Manolatos, Cashion's Eat Place
  • Miner Family Vineyards, Patz & Hall and more.

Sunday, May 31st, 5:00 p.m.
Chef & Judges VIP Reception 3:30 p.m.
photo opportunity/rsvp required
Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. - 1330 Maryland Ave SW

The event promotes heritage pigs and breed diversity in local and national communities. Also, to raise awareness for ICompassion (, an organization that works to reduce the number of individuals who die from kidney disease each year through providing support with a national live donor registry.

The cost is $125 per person and is open to the public. For tickets or more info visit

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