When:Thursday April 14, 2011
Where:Pork Inspiration Cafe
470 Park Avenue South
From Pork Be Inspired:
To celebrate the recent launch of the new Pork® Be inspired(SM) campaign, on April 14th, Top Chef All-Stars winner, Richard Blais, is joining America’s pork producers to open the one-day-only Pork Inspiration Cafe in New York City. In addition to inspiring home cooks in New York City and nationwide to embrace all the possibilities that pork offers, the opening of the cafe also kicks off a nationwide partnership with Feeding America® that will help provide over 125,000 servings of fresh pork to families in need.
Blais will be serving up inspired pork dishes free of charge at the Pork Inspiration Cafe. Blais’ inspired pork dishes will be served at the cafe, at the following times: 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. – no reservations required. An anticipated 600 to 700 consumers will be served over four meal services, with each service featuring a different pork cut and recipe from Chef Blais.
On the menu:
Ham and Herb Schnitzel with 6-Minute Egg
Start your morning right with a slice of cured ham, breaded and pan seared, served with a 6-minute egg, asparagus, sausage vinaigrette and a whipped maple sauce.
Pear-Brined Pork Chop
With a double hit of pear – from pear juice brine to an innovative pear puree – the all-star pork chop gets an easy and delicious twist.
Slow-Roasted Ginger Ale Pork Ribs
Slowly coated ribs are lacquered in a ginger ale barbeque sauce and topped with shredded celery root to create an unexpected new version of a BBQ classic.
Malta and Agave Braised Pork Shoulder
Add a little punch to your weekday dinner schedule with this slow-roasted pork shoulder served with parmesan grits and a ginger-scallion relish. No malta? Feel free to substitute it with any cola product.
Not your average spaghetti and meat sauce! Fresh sausage and braised pork shoulder Bolognese, served atop a bed of pappardelle noodles, takes the classic comfort food up a notch.
Bacon Ice Cream
Sweet and savory, this delicious concoction proves that bacon does go with anything!