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Celebration of the pig at the Drapers Arms

2011 June 19
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The night's menu

I’m always a sucker for a food-based theme night, so of course I was quick to sign up when The Drapers Arms in north London put the word out there that they were going to host a night entitled ‘Pigfest – A Tribute to the Pig’.

The menu proved to serve a vista of the pig. Starting of with thinly-sliced jamon, which was perfect when combined with their sourdough bread.


quail scotch eggs

quail scotch eggs


I loved the quail scotch eggs that were the second course. They managed to keep the yolk runny, and the sausage meat coating was perfectly seasoned.


brawn, toast and pickles


The brawn served was quite meaty, which I prefer as I do not like it over-jellied or fatty head cheese.




slow roast 'old spot' belly


My favourite cut of the pig is the belly. The crackling was crisp, and being in a room full of foodies, no chance of seconds. The rhubarb chutney was a perfect accomponyment.

All was finished up with a pallette-cleansing apple sorbet, which one ate before thinking of taking a picture.

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  1. June 19, 2011

    Twas awfully good pig wasn’t it?

    • June 19, 2011

      Oh yes – unfortunately the iphone pics can never do it justice :)

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