Pig Island, a giant celebration of local pork and craft beer, takes place on Governor's Island on October 2. A slew of chefs from restaurants including Double Crown, Porchetta, Butter, Nuela and more will each prepare a whole hog for the crowds.
The full menu is below, and tickets ($75 - 85) can be bought here. 20 chefs, 84 pigs, two Bluegrass bands, and lots and lots of beer.
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Double Crown's Chris Rendell: Bak Kut Teh
Butter's Michael Jenkins: "Eat a Pig Sandwich"
Ducks' Will Horowitz: Charred Pork Sausage with Pickled Chili Crab Slaw
Green Table's Brent Sims: Whole Hog Brunswick Stew
Waterfront Ale House's Sam Barbieri: Hickory Smoked Pulled Pig with Carolina BBQ sauce, Slider Rolls, and Slaw
John Taylor and Rub: North Carolina style BBQ with Moravian Slaw
Palo Santo: Pork Tacos
Print's Heather Carlucci: Maple Bacon Sticky Buns
Grill a Chef's Joshua Stokes: Root Beer Glazed Pig with Crushed Kabocha and Sage Cracklin's
Food Experiments: Mixed Grill
Up in St Barts' Matt Weingarten: Whole Hog Sausages with Harvest Pickles
Great Performances: Pickled Peach Relish, Coco Bread, and Jerk Pork Rillette
I Trulli's Patti Jackson: Cotechino and Testa with Beans
Porchetta's Sara Jenkins: Porchetta
Delicatessen's Michael Ferraro: Whole Pig Puebla Mole Tostados, Pickled Stone Fruit and Shallots
Mama O's Kheedim Oh: Braised Pork with Kimchee
Nuela: Pig Terrine with Prune Plums and Fennel
Cody Utzman of Papacitos and Brooklyn Standard: Cobra Kai Tacos; A Korean-Mexican Taco Variety with Kimchi, Sesame Oil, Avocados, Cilantro, and Tortillas
Jimmy's No. 43: Flying Pig Farm Sausage with Red Jacket Orchard Plums
Joe Doe: Slow Cooked Pork on a Homemade Lard Biscuit
Alex Garcia: Whole Roasted Pig with Viguron (Yucca Salad with Cracklins)
The Piggery: Pate
· Pig Island [Official Site]