Cochon 555 Seattle
Pig parts from Cochon 555 Seattle in 2011.

Cocchon 555 skipped out on Seattle last year, but the people behind the porky showcase have relented. The cross-country culinary competition will return on March 17. Naturally the event is being billed as a "St. Patrick’s Day showdown," which sounds like a bit of an understatement.

This year six chefs will have at the heritage hogs. They include Jason Franey of Canlis; Lark's Johnathan Sundstrom; Joshua Henderson of Skillet; Revel and Joule duo Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi; and Shane Ryan of Matt's in the Market. Jason Barwikowski of Woodsman Tavern will trek up I-5 from Portland.

General admission is $125; VIP tickets will cost you $200. Cochon 555 Seattle takes place at Cedarbrook Lodge at 4pm.