Sunday, September 8, 2013

Pig Island 2013

The summer wind came blowing in and with a blink of an eye the summer wind blew right out, But not without one last day of indulgence in hog heaven, also  known as Pig island.  Twenty five chefs from all five boroughs serve up 80 locally sourced pigs which are paired along with locally crafted Sixpoint beer, cider from Hudson valley and wine from the finger lakes region of new york.

Pig Island is usually held on governors island but this year the host and founder of the event Jimmy Carbone decided to bring hog heaven to the Red Hook water front to boost the morale of the area after it was destroyed by hurricane Sandy in 2012. Also proceeds of the event will go towards add value farm, a small community farm that was destroyed from hurricane Sandy. Here's a quick recap of what went down during Pig Island.

Michael Jenkins, Butter - Oink McMuffin

Joe Dobias, JoeDoe – Gringo Burrito

Bill Fletcher and Matt Fisher, Fletcher’s Brooklyn BBQ – Ginger & Soy Pork with Chick Pea Salad

Bill Kooper, Route 66 Smokehouse - Smoked Porchetta Sandwich

Peter Kaminsky, Author of Bacon Nation - Pork sliders w bacon jam


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