Another year, another birthday dinner for one of my favorite carnivores: Brian. Tonight we feast! This menu was inspired by my share of a pasture-raised Berkshire pig from a small, artisanal purveyor in Aromas: Wayne’s Fine Swine.
After the party, either tonight or early next week, I'll add hyperlinks to the menu here. You'll just need to click on the title to go to the recipe post or the wine's tasting notes. Enjoy!
Chimichurri Pork Meatballs
Crisps, Crème Fraîche, & Caviar
Paired with Patrick Bottex Bugey Cerdon La Cueille
Vietnamese Pan-Seared Pork Chops
Ling Ngau Tong (Pork, Lotus Root, Peanut Soup)
Ochazuke (Rice with Green Tea)
Balsamic Green Beans with Bacon
Paired with 2014 Abbatucci Valle Di Nero Rose
Salted Juniper-Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta
Vanilla-Fennel Lard Caramels
Paired with 2015 Pheasant's Tears Saperavi Republic of Georgia