Okay, first things first. What you see above and below is Fatted Calf’s Heritage Pork Shoulder Roast stuffed with Greens and Walnuts. Actually, there’s garlic and fresh ground pepper in there too. We had this last night for dinner and it was an unexpected delight. I know, I know, it’s Fatted Calf. I’ve been eating FC’s stuff for more than a few years and even today I’m receiving something I haven’t exactly had before. The pork roast itself was extra flavorful and the stuffing’s love had made its way in and around the roast. Of couse topping it with pancetta twizzles helped a bit too, eh. Here’s what it looked like before it went in to the oven.
Okay, so that’s the meat. Now it’s your turn to decide what to get for the holidays. I’ve been serving their salumi and pate for the last few years as appetizers and the huge grins and moans I hear from the living room are always welcome. Sure you can make your own, Derrick does. But I don’t have that kind of time and want to share something special with the friends and family that I love. Fatted Calf allows me to share the love without strapping my hillbilly ass to the kitchen for 3 days. You go and put a smile ont the world.
“The Fatted Calf will be at the Ferry Building Market on Tuesday, November 21 with a special holiday menu. We would appreciate all pre-orders by Friday, November 17. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to All!”
You all know what to do, now get with it. Please read on to their menu not written by me and place your order for Thanksgiving today.
Fatted Calf Thanksgiving Offerings
There is something impressive about that big bird. Maybe I’ve been indoctrinated with the bigger is better mentality but I do love the way it monopolizes my diminutive oven and exudes its roasty perfume as it cooks from dawn until dusk. There is an excitement when its hulking presence is finally removed from the oven and set to rest on the counter. It seems to say to all the bit players, the dressing and sweet potatoes, the pearl onions and roasted parsnips, the star has arrived and the show is about to begin. But once those slices of light and dark meat are piled high on a plate where onion cream has already run amuck with cranberry goop and my nod to tradition has been fulfilled, I can’t help thinking about what could have been.
Whether you are contemplating skipping the big bird this year or just looking for some consolation prizes to round out your meal, we are here to assist.
The Fatted Calf will be at the Ferry Building Market on Tuesday, November 21 with a special holiday menu. We would appreciate all pre-orders by Friday, November 17. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Duck Rillettes 7.50 each
Pate Maison 13.50/pound
Rabbit Pate 15.50/pound
Duck Pate with brandied currants 15.00/pound
Foie Gras en Terrine with Vin Santo
Saucisson Sec 16.00/pound
Salami Cotto 12.00/pound
The Main Dish
Quail Stuffed with Boudin Blanc & Chestnuts 8.50 ea
Heritage Pork Shoulder Roasts stuffed with Greens and Walnuts 10.50/lb
Heritage Pork Cherrywood Smoked Hams
Other Holiday Treats
Sage Pork Sausage for Stuffing 6.75/pound
Sweet Italian Sausage 7.50/pound
Boudin Blanc with chestnuts 8.50/pound
Petit Jambon (little smoked hams perfect for holiday brunch) 10.00/pound
Duck Confit 12.50/pound
Fegatelli 2.50 each
Petit Sec 2.50 each
Place your order for Thanksgiving here.