Monday, May 3, 2010

Cochon555 Washington DC 2010


Cochon flyer
Originally uploaded by EatingVideo
In retrospect, I'm not sure where I heard of Cochon555 first. But I knew I wanted to be involved, contribute and try the many wines and dishes to be prepared in part to preserve heritage breeds of pork.

why?

I signed up for the VIP version with access to the vip lounge for 2 hrs prior

Cochon VIP reception

It was not uncomfortably crowded with a very varied group of people, some clearly restaurant people, vendors, but also some people with cameras and some with dates.

In the VIP area we had a great selection of wine and appetizers. Steak Tartare

steak tartare

oysters from the choptank oyster house

oysters

Awesome cheeses from the Cowgirl creamery

Cheese

and what I thought was the best spread by Richmond's own Belmont Butchery. They had great pate and terrines, which by far where the best to this point, and would have competed for sure with the final meal.

Belmont Butchery spread

Butcher at Belmont

I did not get pictures of all the dishes but here goes some of presentation and finished dishes

service

assorted dish

lots of food

towards the end of dinner they had a butcher demonstaration with a red wattel pig

Lots of pig

the entire beast was butchered and raffled, unfortunately I didn't win any.

ribs and chops

stuffed head, notice the wattle

stuffed head

I was hoping for some of this monster chop

wicked chops

the night ended with bacon again provided by the belmont butchery

bacon

and then a whole roasted hog

roasted hog

I had a great time, tasted some great dishes and wines. The list is below

Chefs
Joe Palma
Westend Bistro

Daniel Singhofen
Eola

Nicholas Stefanelli
Bibiana

David Varley
Bourbon Steak

RJ Cooper
Vidalia

The Butcher demonstration
Ryan Farr
4504 Meats

Wines
Conn Valley Vineyards

Donkey and Goat Winery (my favorite)

Twomey Cellars

Chehalem Winery

Domaine Drouhin Oregon

Beer
Heavy Seas Beer (also my favorite)

Again a very fun night and filling night. Check it out in the future!

5 comments:

The Local Plate said...

Oh wow! Great pictures. And we're glad to hear you enjoyed the Belmont Butchery offerings!

BaconGrease said...

The Belmont Butchery table was great, I've bought meat and rabbits there, but had not purchased any of the prepared products before.

la brujita de jengibre said...

Hola.
Es 1° vez que llego de visita a tu blog.
un abrazo desde chile
edith
La brujita

Sazón Boricua said...

que rico se ve todo!! me encantan los enbutidos y con un tinto, Hmm!

BaconGrease said...

Gracias por la visita brujita! Voy a comprar mas de esos embutidos quizas hoy mismos es que estaban buenisimos (y mejor con el vino)