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The TABLE Pig Roast


Posted on August 30, 2016 in News

This past weekend Chef Jered served the third TABLE event with C3 High Street. We had about 40 guests gather at the Dovercourt Community Hall (what a great hall – and we spend a lot of time in community halls). Chef Jered and Chef Dale spent the afternoon outside roasting a local hog (from the Warburg Hutterite Colony just outside of Edmonton) in our “La Caja China” ie. pig box.

Anastasia Giancola from C3 High Street created a beautiful cozy atmosphere with her decor:

Everyone arrived to enjoy a Mojito before dinner began.

To start Chef Jered had Empanadas – a phyllo pastry filled with beef and spices.

Next up was a Cuban style Croquette with smoked country ham, potatoes and cheese breaded and fried. Served with a curry aioli.

The Salad course was one of our client favorites – Halloumi and Watermelon with cucumbers, mint and a balsamic glaze. Halloumi is a Cypriot / Mediterranean cheese that can be grilled or pan fried and keep it’s delicious spongy texture.

Leading up to the main Chef Jered served his take on a Cuban Rice & Beans dish – Simmered Kidney Beans with Chorizo over wild rice.

Next up was a simple fresh local corn on the cob with butter, paprika, salt, pepper and lime.

Not pictured was also a side of Chef Jered’s Skinny Fries – with lemon, rosemary and oregano.

Finally the main course arrived of Chef Jered’s take on a Cuban Pork Sandwich. With fresh rolls from a local bakery, a tangy red cabbage coleslaw, bright yellow traditional mustard, swiss cheese and crunchy pickles! I was shocked to see people taking 3 or 4 servings of this sandwich after such a filling meal. I may have even seen a few people wrap these up and tuck them away in their purses for later. I won’t name any names of course. 😉

Of course a night like this wouldn’t be complete with a head shot of the guest of honor:

Local Hog

To finish the evening – not pictured – were some freshly fried tortillas with cinnamon and sugar, and some vanilla bean ice cream.

It was a great night – beautiful ambience, delicious food, fresh and tasty mojitos – and friendly guests with great appetites! Stay tuned for the next TABLE event.
Cheers,

LNG & Chef Jered