DC Large Format Feast
VICTOR ALBISU OF DEL CAMPO AND COCHON 555 TO HOST “LARGE FORMAT FEAST” IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ON SATURDAY, MARCH 21
Cochon 555 is taking over WASHINGTON, D.C. with the help of notable chefs known for reinventing the traditional steakhouse experience by showcasing a defined large format protein culture that supports responsible farmers. Cochon 555, the country’s most hyper-local culinary competition, is proud to announce Private Dining Cochon “PDC,” a dinner series that celebrates source-driven chefs, prominent winemakers, and humanely certified proteins. The “Large Format Feast” campaign showcases 10 of the nation’s top chefs cooking a family-style dinner that spotlights the popularity of chefs shifting meat experiences into protein-paparazzi-moments with a center of floor carving meat feast. Culinary experiences like these blaze a path for heritage pork to be showcased on prominent steakhouse menus and ultimately provide a new horizons for emerging farmers while setting course for a safer food system.
On Saturday, March 21, chef/owner Victor Albisu and his team at Del Campo will host an epic “Big Beef vs Heritage Pig” themed dinner paired with reserve wines. Guests should plan to arrive at 7:00 p.m. for the impressive offering of Reserve Prosciutto di Parma followed by a three-course feast. The culinary experience is a seated dinner paired with wines featuring family-farm raised, antibiotic-free, Creekstone Duroc Pork side-by-side with Creekstone Farm Black Angus Beef. Following the wine pairings, guests will enjoy a discussion of spirits featuring Hirsch and Old Potrero 18th Century from Anchor Distilling. To close the evening, a gift of artisan cheese and short discussion with Brady Lowe.
“Del Campo is changing the way diners look at responsible meat dining experiences. It’s an honor to be hosting a special dinner that can shift our steakhouse culture from boring back to inspirational,” says Brady Lowe, founder of Cochon 555. “I can’t wait to see how Victor Albisu shapes this dinner, it’s an awesome experience to see chefs work with large cuts of meat, especially when we are talking about great wines paired with beef and heritage pork.”
Following the steakhouse dinner on Saturday, guests are welcome to attend Cochon 555 on Sunday at Union Market, where five top chefs are challenged to create a winning menu from a locally raised heritage breed pig. The PDC “Large Format Feast” Series is a national dinner event series who are reinventing the steakhouse culture. A special thanks to the dinner hosts, including the culinary team of Del Campo, Creekstone Farms, Anchor Distilling, and The Cochon US Tour. Dinners like these support whole animal culture, which helps lessen the burden on small family farms.