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gabsko Jan 18, 2012 03:41 AM

I am trying to plan a birthday party for 25 peope. The guest of honor has requested a whole roasted pig be served. What restaurant will be able to accommodate us?

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    deepfry7 Jan 18, 2012 11:39 AM

    Maybe Back Forty? Click on "Private Parties".

    http://www.backfortynyc.com/

    Suckling Pig Feast is $600 for up to 12 people for 4 courses. But you may be able to book the private room for up to 28 people and order two of those, perhaps.

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    Back Forty
    190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

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      RCC Jan 18, 2012 12:23 PM

      La Fonda del Sol can accomodate, albeit you may need 2 of their very good whole suckling pig.

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      La Fonda del Sol
      200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10020

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        rmbeatty Jan 18, 2012 01:52 PM

        DBGB does pig roast for ~$450 This includes sides and ddessert. For an additoinal charge they do unlimited beer.

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        DBGB
        299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

        1. visciole Jan 18, 2012 02:30 PM

          Giano on East 7th Street has a "porchetta" night once a month or something like that. I've never been, but maybe since they're used to making it they could do it for your party.

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          Giano
          126 E 7th Street, New York, NY 10009

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            Sugar Jan 18, 2012 06:23 PM

            I did the Big Pig Gig at Daisy May BBQ a few years back. I assume they still do it. Great time, very casual. They bring the entire roasted pig out to the table and you pick the meat right off the carcass.

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            Daisy May's BBQ
            623 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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              edge617 Jan 18, 2012 06:28 PM

              Ditch Plains does a whole pig roast that is very reasonable. The events staff is pretty competent and accommodating. There are 2 locations too if 1 is booked, the other may be available.

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              Ditch Plains
              29 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

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                foodwhisperer Jan 18, 2012 08:53 PM

                Cafe Sita, in East Village, does a whole roasted pig, if you order it in advance. It is not on the menu, you have to ask. Several Filipino restaurants to that also.I am not talking about suckling pig, i am talking about a bigger pig.

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                Cafecito
                185 Ave C, New York, NY 10009

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                  RCC Jan 19, 2012 06:23 AM

                  Which Filipino restaurant in Manhattan would do whole roast pig for 25 people?

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                    foodwhisperer Jan 19, 2012 10:25 PM

                    Im not sure which Filipino restaurant would do whole pig in Manhattan, but I would ask at Grill 21, and Sa aming a nayon. or Maharlika ( the chef there is Dominican and knows how to cook a whole pig), in queens, Manny's, or Tito Rad

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                    Grill 21
                    346 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010

                    Maharlika
                    111 First Ave, New York, NY 10003

                    Sa Aming Nayon
                    201 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

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                      1uc7 Jan 20, 2012 09:55 AM

                      I had a party for 12 of us at Resto and they did a whole roast pig in a caja china which was very delicious, though I never had it prepped that way before so i don't know if it was close to Filipino style or not. Don't know if 25 would be too many for them or not, they didn't have a private room but pushed a row of tables together in the back of the restaurant.

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                      Resto
                      111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016

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                        foodwhisperer Jan 20, 2012 08:52 PM

                        Filipino style is similar to cooking in caja china, but not as high tech. In Phillipnes they do the pig on a spit turning over the coals that are in a big metal "pan". Very simple, for many hours. I had a whole cow done that way in the Phillipines. Not sure how they do it here. I've had smaller pigs , i.e. 22lbs cooked for me , hung in a pizza oven

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                  foodwhisperer Jan 20, 2012 08:47 PM

                  Try Nuela, They do pig there, They are South American, they do nice ceviches, its a nice place. They do a whole pig for 10 or more people, That might be the perfect spot for you

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                  Nuela
                  43 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

                  1. loratliff Jan 22, 2012 02:34 PM

                    The Breslin is my pick for whole pigs. $75/per person, including salad, sides and dessert. They typically only accomodate parties of 8-12, but perhaps you could do two pigs?

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                    The Breslin
                    20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

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                      foodwhisperer Jan 23, 2012 05:46 PM

                      Just as a frame of reference, Manny's Filipino Bakery/Restaurant in queens does a 25-30lb pig for $230

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                        loratliff Jan 23, 2012 05:55 PM

                        What does that have to do with the Breslin?

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                          foodwhisperer Jan 24, 2012 09:26 PM

                          It has to do with price comparison for a pig

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