Festa Mangalitsa at Il Gatto serves the pig, from snout to tail
|Loved for its lard|
But where did they find the delicious creature that will be at the center of this celebration--and is there really poetry written in honor of the Mangalitsa that will grace Il Gatto's table?
|Courtesy of Parasole|
|Chefs McKee and Christiansen will bring on the pork.|
We've heard that the chefs have actually visited with their precious Mangalitsa. We believe it, as the Il Gatto folks have even gone as far as creating a poem for their pig. Parts 1 & 2 are on the resto's Facebook page so far...
The Pig that Stephen Raised (Part 1 of 7)
This is the farm that belongs to Stephen
This is his pasture fenced and even
And when summer days stretch longer and hotter,
There's mud and shade and pools of water
Word is that the 50 seats at Festa Mangalitsa are already sold out at $112.50 per person plus tax and gratuity, but there is a waiting list for eager optimists. It's BYOB, or guests can order from Il Gatto's wine list, and the service will be family-style.
Il Gatto's Festa Mangalitsa
Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m.