This was a semi-spontaneous lunch date and I came totally unprepared: I didn’t have my Nikon with me, not even my backup point-and-shoot. All I had was my ancient iPhone 4 and a dark restaurant.
But we had already made one attempt at eating at the “fancy pig” as Sebastian calls it, but I couldn’t make it due to an unexpected work meeting. Swine & Co has a fancy deli at ground level and a fancier restaurant downstairs. We ate at the deli, which is supposed to serve busy CBD workers who need to eat in a hurry. Luckily that wasn’t our case because we did have to wait for our meals.
The Berkshire pork belly salad with Colmans mustard vinaigrette and crisp pear was awesome. Good size, fresh, great taste. It came with croutons (my bad for not asking) but I didn’t have an issue with skipping those pesky cubes-o-gluten.
Berkshire pork belly salad ($17)
Our other shared meal was the smoked pork ribs with house barbecue sauce & pig ear fries. Our German waitress, who was new in the job, didn’t understand we had ordered a half rack ($18) and got us a full rack ($35) instead. Also, she didn’t understand when I asked if the pig ear fries were breaded or coated on flour. She said “no” but it was clearly not the case. According to Sebastian, all he could taste was bread. The (boneless) ribs themselves were awesome, and it turned out to be way too much meat for us (yeah, even for me). The leftover meat, roughly half of the serve, was enough for another day’s lunch.
Smoked pork ribs ($35 full rack)