Well that's a fine How'd You Do
We hopped aboard the Governor's Island ferry over Labor Day weekend to indulge in a porcine orgy of epic proportions––Pig Island! This annual porkapalooza, which inspires our Pig Island gift set, boasts 25 chefs and 80 locally-sourced hogs in a nose-to-tail feast. On the menu: shoulder, jowl, belly, crackilns, liver––everything but the squeal, from Mosefund Farms' free-range Mangalista hogs.
Pig Islanders mix and mingle
The civilized scene was nothing at all like Lord of the Flies. White tents dotted the pastoral landscape of Governor's Island's rolling hills, where Pig Islanders strolled about, delighting in the smoky aroma of grilled pork as local chefs prepared the feast, from pork buns, pulled pork sandwiches, and bacon fondue to liver paté, head cheese, and carnitas tacos, chased with shots of mango-bacon-infused tequila, Sixpoint Beer, and New York State wine.
Dale Talde gettin' piggy wit' it
Going whole hog
Get Your Piece of the Pig: Pig Island Gift Set
All photos by Sarah Telzak