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Crispy Pork Shoulder Confit - Wood Tavern

The Dive Aug 31, 2010 02:30 PM

Had a new dish (at least for us) at Wood Tavern last night -- the Crispy Pork Shoulder Confit over Creamy Parmesan Polenta. All I can say is wow. Wow. This is not for those timid of fat, flavor, or, well, fat, but it was the standout of the night (on a menu of winners) and my new favorite dish at Wood Tavern. Fork-tender, with a crisp outer crust, the pork was melt-in-your-mouth and melded perfectly with the creamy polenta. Topped with a handful of favas and carrots and a bit of pork jus, it was just perfect. Go get it now.

Wood Tavern
6317 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

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    ML8000 RE: The Dive Aug 31, 2010 03:32 PM

    Was it like pulled pork or carnitas or completely different? Confit sorta gives it an illusion of something grander. It does sound good however...but anything with pig fat usually does.

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      achefsbest RE: ML8000 Aug 31, 2010 06:18 PM

      I've had their pork belly. Delicious! This sounds like a winner too. Mmmm...pork...

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