A pasture-raised Old Spot hog will be the guest of honor Monday night at a dinner celebrating its tastiness in myriad ways. Raised at T-Meadow Farm in Lockport - suppliers of heritage pork to Manhattan's finest restaurants - the Old Spots are renowned for their rich flavor.
Held at Bistro Europa, 484 Delaware Ave., the dinner will combine the work of host Chef Steve Gedra of Bistro Europa with assists from Chef Bruce Wieszala of The Stillwater and Carmelo Raimondi, chef/owner of Carmelo's in Lewiston.
The dinner is expected to include:
- Pork rinds and other appetizers
- Housemade Coppa di Testa with homemade beer mustard and mostarda
- "Grand Slam," a dish comprised of braised belly, hash, homemade biscuit, sausage gravy
- Pizzetta of apple, lardo, fontina
- Smoked shoulder with vinegar, mustard, and sweet BBQ sauce, served with Navajo fry bread, braised collards with smoked hock and ham salt
- Roasted herb-crusted loin with prunes, apricots, pistachios, natural jus
- Pork Milanese with collapsed tomatoes, Auricchio provolone, and arugula
Courses will be accompanied by red and white wine selections, plus New York's own PorkSlap Pale Ale.
Places at the table are $150 per person, including tax and tip. Event starts at 6 p.m., dinner served at 7. The dinner benefits the Field & Fork Network, most notably responsible for the annual Farmer-Chef Conference.