You’ve heard of the piggies gone to market and of those that lost their homes to the Big Bad Wolf. While Babe strayed from the knife, Roald Dahl’s “The Pig” fully acknowledged what his life’s purpose was:
They want my bacon slice by slice
To sell at a tremendous price!
They want my tender juicy chops
To put in all the butcher’s shops!
They want my pork to make a roast
And that’s the part’ll cost the most!
They want my sausages in strings!
They even want my chitterlings!
The butcher’s shop! The carving knife!
That is the reason for my life!
Thankfully, the tale ends happily in two phenomenal ways–Dahl’s pig gets the farmer before he himself gets gotten and, more locally, D.C.’s newest EatWell DC restaurant lifted some inspiration to craft its artisan pork-centric menu.
With respect for the whole animal and a resolve to serve only the freshest produce from EatWell’s own natural farm, The Pig is carving its way into the D.C. scene this Wednesday night. And while the restaurant’s namesake drew its vision from literal poetry, the menu derives its inspiration from Chef Garret Fleming’s travels to Italy; a scenery and culinary heritage equally poetic in their own right.
Guests can enjoy challenging dishes like the Porchetta–roasted pork belly stuffed with brains, hazelnuts, greens and hog gravy–as well as comfort food like the Carolina Smoked BBQ with pulled pork and mac & cheese. For those feeling especially adventurous, there’s always the Sundae Bloody Sundae, handmade ice cream of dark chocolate and pig’s blood.
Expect handcrafted small plates and cocktails, eco-friendly wines and American craft beers on tap. The new eatery is also one of the few D.C. spots to offer tap wines from kegs, showcasing the perfect pairing for every plate. Obviously, we’ll be seeing you there…