A traveling pig cookoff lands in New York
666: the Mark of the Beast.
555: the mark of the … feast?
Yes, exactly. Introducing Cochon 555, an immense food fete named for its delectable offerings — five pigs, five chefs, five wineries — taking hungry all-comers now.
Held at Chelsea Piers, 555 features a murderer’s row of NY chefs — The Darby, Back Forty West, Pig and Khao, more — serving “snout to tail” menus of a whole heritage-breed pig.
The garnish: you get to decide the winner.
Together, judges and regular Joes will declare the champ in a walk-around tasting format where you’ll cast your vote via wooden nickel to decide whether, say, scrapple-stuffed potato skins trump foie gras-poached pork loin.
Also on hand: freshly shucked oysters, ice-cold Anchor brews, butchery demos, a Mezcal bar, and mixologists from top NYC booze dens going head-to-head in a cocktail contest entitled “Punch Kings.”
Which may leave its own kind of mark.