Summer may unofficially be over but that doesn’t mean that island time is over. In fact, technically we have until late September and our team is prepared to take full advantage of that. The best part of our island push is that we do not have to leave New York. Oh and we can have all the pork we want.
If you’ve been following along, then you know about our experience on the island last year. If you haven’t been up to date on our coverage, allow us to open to your appetite (and we hope you love pork).
The event is called Pig Island and has been going on for 7 years and for good reason. For starters, it takes place at an epic venue that cannot be replicated anywhere. The meat fest is held on Brooklyn’s Red Hook Waterfront (next to IKEA) on Saturday, September 10th
Unlike many New York experiences, one of the neatest elements of this event is the transportation. Coming by ferry really gives it an island feel. As you wander around the premises, you’ll enjoy a stellar line-up of new and returning chefs, Mezcal and Whiskey, craft beer, wine and cider, live entertainment and meat!
Pig Island features more than 20 of the region’s best (and award-winning) chefs, creating the freshest dishes, including the following (currently scheduled to attend and subject to change):
Roxanne Spruance of Kingsley
Delaney BBQ (Daniel Delaney and crew)
Patricia Clark Catering/All Five Senses
The Piggery – From Ithaca/Finger Lakes bringing their handcrafted charcuterie
Cookshop/Hundred Acres in tandem with Dogpatch Farm from Maine serving Pork Adana Kebabs with tzatziki, pickled vegetables & fresh herbs along with an array of different relishes and condiments
Fletcher’s Brooklyn BBQ – Matt Fisher and Bill Fletcher
Route 66 Smokehouse – Bill Kooper
Danny Mena of Hecho en Dumbo
Ovelia Psistaria Bar – Peter Giannakas
Hudson & Charles – Jay Fox with featured butchering demo
Insa with The Good Fork
Michael Jenkins of Butter returns for the seventh consecutive year
Returning Chef Humberto Guallpa
Jacques Gautier – Palo Santo
Ends Meat – John Ratcliffe
Jimmy’s No. 43 with Chef David Navarro
Ralph Perrazzo – BBD’s (Long Island)
Charcuterie Master Rodrigo Duarte
Chef Jesse Jones
Jon Bratton of NYC Hot Sauce Co. – Bringing back his fire-roasted Colorado Pueblo Peppers
Don’t delay and book your tickets now! Here is your link.