Porchetta [por'ketta] is a savoury, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition. The body of the pig is deboned and arranged carefully with all fat and skin still on. The meat is then roasted, tradtionally over wood fire, for over 8 hours. Porchetta is usually heavily salted in addition to being stuffed with garlic, pepper, rosemary, sage, or other wild herbs.
Porchetta originated in central Italy, with Ariccia (Province of Rome) being the town most closely associated with it. It is a common street food in Rome and Tuscany, or eaten as a meat dish in many homes or picnic events. The Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policy has selected Porchetta as a prodotto agroalimentare tradizionale ("traditional agricultural-alimentary product") on a list of traditional Italian foods held to have cultural relevance.
Owners, Elena & Gustavo, together with their family work hard to share with you the same traditional cuisine they were raised on. Elena is from a small Tuscan town called Forte dei Marmi. It was there where her love of food and cooking developed over 20 years ago. She has extended her skills to her family and you will be sure to find Elena, Gustavo, their mother Rossella, sister Maria Sole, or daughter Bianca running any one of the stands at your local farmer's market.
We understand what it means to be a part of a farmer's market. We not only provide a service for you, but also take advantage of the service ourselves. You will find that all of our ingredients are locally sourced by our neighbors in the markets. We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant so we make sure to choose fresh, local and organic ingredients at all times. We also offer vegetarian and gluten-free items for those who have special dietary restrictions.