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Cochon555 Whole-Pig Competition Comes to Town; Nashville Wine Auction’s Pairings Returns

And more food and beverage festivities to add to your calendar

A shot from Cochon555 in New York City

DOWNTOWN – On Sunday, February 26, the Cochon555 whole pig culinary competition rolls into Nashville for the first time in its nine year run. Union Station Hotel will play host for the event featuring five local chefs preparing five whole heritage-breed pigs to win the title of “Prince of Porc.” The competing chefs include Jason Zygmont (The Treehouse), Joey Ray (Carter’s), Kaelin Ulrich Trilling (Bajo Sexto Taco Lounge), Nathan Duensing (Marsh House) and Tony Galzin (Nicky’s Coal Fired). Tickets include tastings of the chef’s preparations as well as other snacks and drinks, and range from $125 to $400. [EventWire]

DOWNTOWN – The Nashville Wine Auction’s three-day food and wine Pairings event returns February 23 through 25, kicking off with several private vintner dinners taking place throughout Nashville. The festivities continue at City Winery with a wine and food tasting and silent auction taking place on Friday, and a multi-course dinner and live auction on Saturday. Local chefs Tony Galzin (Nicky’s Coal Fired), Matt Farley (Fin & Pearl) and Garrett Pittler (City Winery) along with Chicago guest chefs Charles Welch (Honey’s Chicago), Greg Biggers (Cafe des Architectes) and Erick Willams (mk The Restaurant) will team up to create Saturday’s six course dinner. Tickets can be purchased on the event website. [EventWire]

GERMANTOWNRolf & Daughters and chef Philip Krajeck will host chefs from across the country including Nick Curtola (Four Hoursemen, Brooklyn), Ryan Smith (Staplehouse, Atlanta), and Anna and David Posey (Elske, Chicago) for its Bill of Fare Dinner inspired by Mark Twain’s European travel guide, “A Tramp Abroad.” Two seatings are available on Tuesday, March 14 at 6 and 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person and are inclusive of food, beverage, tax and gratuity. [EventWire]

WEDGEWOOD-HOUSTONBastion will host Jayce McConnell, head bartender at popular Charleston brew pub Edmund’s Oast, for a one-night pop-up event this Sunday, Feb. 19. McConnell will create cocktails to compliment a special a la carte menu prepared by chef Josh Habiger. Reservations are recommended. [EventWire]