Roast a Whole Pig on the Sidewalk with il Buco

Roast a Whole Pig on the Sidewalk with il Buco
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We definitely have to put this on our to-do list for this weekend.

Got any plans for the weekend? We hope they include attending New York’s il Buco’s 20th anniversary sidewalk pig roast, led by famous Argentine chef Francis Mallmann, taking place on Sunday September 21 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Dishes will include Flying Pigs Farm’s pork slow-roasted on an infiernillo, porchetta panini, and house-made apple-pork sausages alongside farmers market panzanella and pasta Genovese, and ricotta fritters.

Donna Lennard, the owner of the beloved neighborhood restaurant on Bond Street, began the pig roast a decade ago to celebrate the restaurant’s 10th anniversary.

For this weekend’s events, you can taste pork dishes and sides prepared by il Buco chef Joel Hough, as well as past chefs Ignacio Mattos, Thierry Amezcua, and Justin Smillie.

Tickets are $32 a plate (wine and beer included), or $25 a plate without alcohol. Guests will also be able to take a peruse chef Mallmann’s new book Mallmann On Fire. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Edible Schoolyard.

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi