This slab of meat is “off-the-chain delicious”. Absolutely “untouchable”, say local foodies. It’s unadorned flavor: “one of the greatest and purest culinary delights”.
At Vinegar Hill House–the hip neighborhood eatery in Brooklyn–wax candles perch on weather-worn tables. Chocolate Guinness cakes rest on shelves. A pewter urn behind the bar dispenses hot cider. It’s “Little House on the Prairie” meets Colonial American Tavern.
The menu is inspired by Old World tradition: Chilled, Sweetcorn Soup; Buttermilk Custard; and Cast Iron Chicken.
But ’tis the pork chop that’s crowned Vinegar Hill House with “Best Pork Chop” by New York Magazine: The Red Wattle Country Chop with fingerling potatoes, anise hyssop, and poppy seed jus–to be precise.
The secret of this intensely flavorful, ever-so-juicy chop is as anachronistic as the period-piece restaurant itself…
The Red Wattle hog breed, from which the chop comes, was the pride and joy of food-savvy French New Orleanians of the 1700s. Then, suddenly–inexplicably–it was lost. Thought to be extinct, it became the stuff of legend…
Like Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth, it was regarded as the Pork of the Gods…the Immortal Pork…a Slice of Hog Heaven.
Then by sheer luck a group of Red Wattle hogs were recently discovered rooting in the dense forest beds of eastern Texas, and a small handful of artisanal farms have begun to bring back the fabled breed.
And, until now, Michiganders would have to travel to Vinegar Hill House to get it…or Mario Batali’s famed Del Posto Restaurant in Manhattan. But thanks to the Duba Restaurant family of Grand Rapids and Idle River Farms, they’re bringing all the glory of Red Wattle pork–and all the charm of Vinegar Hill House–to humble West Michigan.
Available fully butchered by the half or whole hog, they’re pasture-raised and GMO-free–all from Michigan’s only registered Red Wattle farm.
What’s more, these artisanal farm-raised half hogs are now offered at wholesale prices, and you can sample a couple pork chops for FREE. Click HERE for more on this exclusive offer, including free Grand Rapids delivery and the guaranteed best pork chop of your life.
To watch Vinegar Hill House’s chef de cuisine describe the legendary Red Wattle chop, view now: