Monday, August 10, 2015

pigs take over!

So yesterday we went to a pig roast and champagne dinner at Duck Inn...

here is the blurb they sent out for the fund raising event-

Enjoy an elegant pig roast for a good cause this Sunday.The Duck Inn (2701 S. Eleanor St.) and Krug Champagne are hosting the Krug Rustic Elegance Pig Roast to benefit Growing Power, a local urban farm.  Known for their urban farms, Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust that works to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in various communities. Growing Power provides hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance to people, all with the mission of making communities more sustainable.

Diners will have a glass of Krug Grande Cuvee and a glass of Krug Brut Rose while dining on a menu of:

  • Heirloom tomato & barrel aged feta salad garden oregano & pickled onions 
  • Roasted eggplant & watermelon salad red curry vinaigrette | black sesame 
  • Tammsworth pure bred heritage suckling pig green garlic chimichurri | calabrian chili romesco Duckfat potato lyonnaisse salad bacon lardon | crumbled duck egg | frisee 
  • Epi baguettes & brioche rolls 

we started with - hors d'oeuvres of Foie Gras Mousse Blackberry Jam on Housemade English Muffins, Little Truffle Grill Cheese  while we attempted to wait out the rain... alas to no avail... but the food was fab anyway- even if we didn't get to eat it outside in the stunning backyard -

the watermelon and eggplant-

heirloom tomato salad-

salad lyonnaise- YUM YUM YUM (OK I liked it!)

the pig and his sauces-

the inside dining area has a duck (underwater view) swimming by and I don't think the guys noticed that their heads were right under the swimming feet- LOL

not on the menu ahead of time - we had a really nice bread pudding with fresh fruits- strawberries, blueberries and peaches!

the decor is mid-century (all the rage these days - especially with the hipsters)

and this guy was a happy pig... I found when looking on the Internet for this pig roast- he was promoting another --- must be the time of year for PIGS!!!!

so this week we are dining with Barb and John (our Florida neighbors who also spend summers in the Chicago area) and heading out to CBGB's summer place in Traverse City area- so there will - as always- be more to report back about....