The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Swine, wine and dine 2012 - Cochon 555

Pork lovers rejoice!  Cochon 555 is back for its fourth year and guests will be treated to an pork feast of epic proportions.  There will be five heritage pigs prepared by five star chefs from Washington DC in a nose to tail competition.  Last year’s winner, Chef Scott Drewno of The Source by Wolfgamg Puck is back to keep his title of Prince of Porc. His competition is Graffiato’s and Top Chef’s competitor Mike Isabella, Wes Morton of Art and Soul, Nicholas Stefanelli of Bibiana and Ed Witt of 701 Restaurant.
One of Chef Brian Voltaggio's plates for the judges - Cochon 555 2011

As a judge of this event the past two years I can tell you the creations using of all the parts of a whole pig by these chefs will blow you away.  And, by the way, it is for a good cause…helping maintain heritage pigs and not letting the breeds die out.

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