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Jul 28, 2009 05:00 PM

Pig/Porchetta NYC

I am going to email each of these restos and ask if they are doing this any of the days I am there. Making me salivate.

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  1. Thx for the link....does look good. Just got back from Northern Italy, where I had braised pig's cheeks with culatello, and I want to make the same thing here. Link provides a little background on how to prepare.

    1. I haven't been but a good friend of mine said the porchetta ad Porchetta is insanely awesomely unctuous.

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      1. re: steakrules85

        Your friend must not be well versed, to put it kindly.

        1. re: dietndesire

          Why do you say that? Have you had bad experiences with Porchetta?

          1. re: steakrules85

            There's been quite a few reports of inconsistency. I've only eaten there once and thought it was really moist, flavorful and tender with really crisp skin. But I've read several people say that it's been really dry and gross.

            1. re: steakrules85

              It gets really awful reviews these days

              1. re: NellyNel

                Ah thats a real bummer. 12 more days Nel! Not like im counting or anything..haha

                1. re: steakrules85

                  LOL 11!

                  My mom recently moved to Florida - she said she wanted to try Porchetta before she left, but then she saw loads of bad reviews so she gave it a miss...I won't tell her about the good comments here!

                  I gotta stop looking at CH as soon as I get to work - 9:25 AM and I am dyin' for a pork sandwich!

        2. It looks amazing, and I would eat it with no problem BUTfor me- I could do without seeing the poor entire dead piggy :(

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          1. re: NellyNel

            I had the Porchetta sandwich last week and it was amazing. The pork was moist and delicious with just the right amount of fat. The sandwich was literally dripping with porky goodness. The cracklings were a fun surpise hidden throughout the sandwich. The potatoes with burnt ends were also awesome.

            1. re: The Grateful Palate

              I've been to Porchetta a few times & have absolutely no complaints with the place...


          2. Went last Friday after seeing all the good reviews.

            The bread was great and the meat was moist, and the flavors were subtle and delicate (that is to say devoid of all flavor and i wouldn't wish this 9 dollar sandwich on my worst enemy)

            1. I bought a hefty slice of porchetta from Buonitalia in Chelsea Market yesterday...takeout. Salty, meaty, herby, moist, more fat than typical U.S. Enough for 2 meals with self-control. They'll cut however thick a slice you want. Mine was $12.