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roasted pig for reception

truegoldilocks May 27, 2012 05:37 AM

Holding an outdoor reception July 14 and would like to serve slow-roasted or pulled pork for about 75 guests. Cost is an issue. Any ideas as to who caters this or, alternatively, where we can rent a roaster and purchase dressed pig?

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    Quince RE: truegoldilocks May 27, 2012 03:07 PM

    Aesop's Table in St Paul?

    1. LiaM RE: truegoldilocks May 27, 2012 03:38 PM

      I know I've seen the chef at the Modern do a whole roasted pig before. Don't know if he caters but it might be worth a call.

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        discus RE: LiaM May 28, 2012 08:20 AM

        You can do a whole roasted pig at House of Wu in Burnsville.

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        justalex RE: truegoldilocks May 28, 2012 09:59 AM

        Divine Swine out of Lakeville catered a work event for us years ago. As I recall, it was quite good.


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          mitch cumstein RE: justalex May 28, 2012 04:35 PM

          my issue with divine swine was that the pig was not scalded, so the skin was hairy...best part is fatty, crispy skin, no?

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            justalex RE: mitch cumstein May 28, 2012 04:45 PM

            As I said, this was years ago. I certainly don't remember hairy skin. That doesn't sound too tempting as I'm with you on the fatty, crispy skin. Perhaps the OP could request they scald the pig beforehand. Now I'm going to go scald my mind of roasted hairy pig skin. Erp!

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              keg RE: justalex May 28, 2012 07:49 PM

              Processors with scalding tanks are getting hard to find. One in Lake Pepin area is the only one I know of. A local farm that can get you a scalded hog is Hidden Stream. Google them if you're interested, but they have nothing to do with fully cooked beasts as far as I know. They may know of a caterer who does them however.

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