Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mangalitsa Pigs Feeding on Organic Bi product

The Madison Club has been saving all of it's organic bi product from the kitchen. The kitchen team keeps bins around the restaurant to collect vegetable, fruit, egg shells, dairy, and bread waste to feed to the Mangalitsa pigs. When Chef Fox pulls up to the farm the pigs perk up and run to the corner of the pen with anticipation. These pigs can take down 80 pounds of kitchen bi product in under 30 minutes. It is rather funny to watch the pigs eat pineapple rinds, orange peels, and baguettes.
Mangalitsa pigs are becoming increasingly more popular in the United States. Chefs from coast to coast are purchasing these pigs for tasting menus, wine dinners, and special menu items. The Herb Farm restaurant is also raising these pigs to serve in their 5 star restaurant.