Fresh Bistro, the restaurant offshoot, in West Seattle, of BJ Duft's Herban Feast catering center, in SODO, is taking summer barbecues to the next level with a series of featuring "culturally themed" pig roasts.
Using a La Caja China (Chinese Box) set up on the restaurant's front porch, executive chef Dalis Chea slow-roasts the beast for six hours. Depending on the theme, a dry rub or marinade glaze is also involved. For $16, you get a pound of pig, a choice of sides and condiments appropriate to the day's cultural menu. Chea, who's also a part owner of the company, broke in the Chinese Box last season, when this picture was taken.
The first Porcine Feast of 2011 takes place on Mexican Beer Day (also known as Cinco de Mayo), officially Thursday, May 5th, and includes tamales with lime salt zucchini and Oaxacan cheese; a salad of cotija-grilled cactus; grilled sweet corn with chipotle butter; a pickled jalepeno and carrot guacamole, and a further buffet of traditional Mexican accompaniments.
Porcine Feasts will continue through August, on the second and last Tuesday of each month.
Fresh Bistro, 4725 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, 206-935-3733