Monday, May 3, 2010
Cochon555 Washington DC 2010
I signed up for the VIP version with access to the vip lounge for 2 hrs prior
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
oysters from the choptank oyster house
Awesome cheeses from the Cowgirl creamery
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.
I did not get pictures of all the dishes but here goes some of presentation and finished dishes
towards the end of dinner they had a butcher demonstaration with a red wattel pig
the entire beast was butchered and raffled, unfortunately I didn't win any.
stuffed head, notice the wattle
I was hoping for some of this monster chop
the night ended with bacon again provided by the belmont butchery
and then a whole roasted hog
I had a great time, tasted some great dishes and wines. The list is below
The Butcher demonstration
Conn Valley Vineyards
Donkey and Goat Winery (my favorite)
Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Heavy Seas Beer (also my favorite)
Again a very fun night and filling night. Check it out in the future!