Pig Roast Catering L.A. area
I am trying to surprise my better half with a 40th b-day bbq.
I know up North you can find services that come to your house; provide and roast a whole pig for you.
Is there any kind of a vendor that offers the same services here in the L.A. area or is willing to travel to L.A. ??
Any info would be highly appreciated. Thank You!
This Guy did a roast pig and other food for my Husband's 40th last year. He is not super expensive and did a good job. They chicken and other sides were also good.
OUT BACK CATERING
14731 Keswick St.
Van Nuys CA 91405 818-909-4949 FAX 909-7648
They also sent servers and a big BBQ on witch they finished the pig cooking and cooked the chicken . See Photo Attached
I had a similar whim last month and was really pleased with the experience. But I hesitate to provide advice if you think the Sam Woo and Chinatown environs are too expensive. Short of delving into the deepest recesses of the SGV I don't think there are any places that are going to do a better price - particularly not an Osteria in Brentwood.
And do you want whole roast hog or suckling pig? A good size suckling will feed 20-25 with leftovers. A whole hog can be suitable for around 75-100. Anyway, after doing a sample of all the roast swine in Chinatown I decided to pay a tiny bit more than places like CBS (the cheapest I recall) and got a pig from Lien Hoa (I think Cambodian Chinese but not at all sure) on Broadway. Beautifully dressed and easy to carve, crispy skin, tasty tasty - the price tag was $165. However, they told me I would get a 17-20 lbs. piggy and the one they gave me seemed much more like 25lbs.
Only drawback was that I asked for a 6:45pm pickup and it had clearly been out of the oven for an hour or two. But held it's warmth and juiciness regardless - it's a big critter. Also, I just opened all the car windows and threw it in the back with newspaper under it. But maybe a delivery could be arranged.
Very curious to hear how this turns out for you. Good luck!
Wow-thanks for the tip, when I say the Chinatown vendors are pricey I mean I was getting quotes for like a 12lb for $185.
I did call Outback Catering in Van Nuys and I got a quote for a 30lb plus delivery and prep for $175.. much better deal and since Purple Teeth left a positive review I might consider it. I really wanted someone to come and finish the grilling in our yard but that adds another $400, which is ridiculous.
When I called Osteria in Brentwood - all I got was attitude and a quesstimate for $200 for a 12lb... not so much.
I need a smaller pig for like 20 people max so sounds like the suckling pig would suffice.
I might check out Lien Hoa as you suggested.
BBQ Unlimited both in the valley and in Los Angeles on Melrose and they sell varioous sizes. I also believe there is a place in Los Angeles called Eva's Le Chon or Lechon that also sells all the sides to go with the pig.