10th day of Christmas: 10 pork dishes at 10 YEG restaurants
Do you have the pork munchies, but just don’t feel like cooking? Check out this list (alphabetical) of some Edmonton restaurants I enjoy that are serving up some fabulous pork dishes.
- 100 Bar and Kitchen – Charcuterie plate
Chef Andrew Cowan has some serious passion for pork. The charcuterie board he serves up features a selection of in-house cured such as pork lomo (dry cured pork loin), pork terrine, andouille sausage, chorizo, capicollo, salami, and pork rillette using Irving Farm Fresh Berkshire pork. Top it off with brushed focaccia and house made preserves – this plate will give you some serious meat sweats.
- Cafe Amore – Maple Sausage Crostini
I stick to the gluten free pasta dinners when I dine at Café Amore, but my roommate Marc says the homemade maple sausage crostini at Café Amore is killer.
- The Common – Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps
I was a huge fan of Chef Jesse Morrison-Gauthier’s sticky ribs with kale from his summer menu, and while I am sad it is no longer listed on the menu, he can satisfy your pork cravings with a serving of pork belly lettuce wraps.
- Culina Millcreek – Pork ‘Con Leche’
I love when pork is so tender you don’t need a knife at dinner. ChefSteven Furgiuele has created a melt in your mouth pork dish cooked low and slow in milk & spices that is sure to warm your belly during December.
- The Next Act Pub – The Pulled Pork Sandwich
I went to the Next Act Pub with my friend Brian a few weeks back and he hammered through the pulled pork sandwich to rave reviews (while this gluten free girl hammered through the pulled pork poutine).
- XIX – Nineteen – Irving Farm Kakuni
I love when I can walk from home to a restaurant, but Chef Andrew Fung certainly gives me a reason to drive to the south to visit Nineteen. I love his Irving Farms sake soy glazed pork belly served with a 63 degree egg, daikon, pickle beet and ponzu butter sauce appetizer.
- RGE RD – Nature’s Green Acres Pig Roast
Chef Blair Lebsack serves up a locally sourced dish packed with pork featuring a pork loin, pork belly, pork confit amuse-bouche and bacon & squash cassoulet.
- Tres Carnales Taqueria – Chorizo Quesadillas
Craving Mexican? Tres Carnales has a menu with delicious things like carnitas – Alberta pork shoulder fried in its own fat! Hard to choose between tacos, quesadillas and the torta, but my roommate Marc says his go-to-dish is the chorizo quesadillas.
- Smokehouse BBQ – Smokehouse Bacon Bomb
Bringing a bit of the south to the north with pork that is slow smoked over Okanagan wood for over 12 hours. It is hard to come here and not have pulled pork, but their signature Smokehouse Bacon Bomb is a house specialty for a reason (again this is roommate approved). A loaf of Italian spiced sausage meat wrapped in bacon then smoked with happiness.
- Zinc Restaurant – Frenched 10 oz loin chop
In the Art Gallery of Alberta’s restaurant (and what I think is one of the most beautiful rooms to eat at in Edmonton) Chef David Omar is serving up satisfying loin chop with smoked apple, crimini mushroom bread pudding, cabbage slaw, and molasses jus.