Sunday, June 19, 2011

Porcetta and Co

If you are only going to sell one item on your menu, then you better make sure that it is excellent. The porchetta sandwich at Porchetta & Co. certainly is.  This pronouncement comes from someone who usually doesn't like pork sandwiches or sandwiches that come on a bun in general, since I find them too dry.

Porchetta by definition is savory, fatty boneless pork, salted and seasoned, arranged with layers of stuffing, meat, fat, and skin, then rolled, spitted, and roasted.

This porchetta sandwich comes on an extremely fresh Portuguese bun that is crusty on the outside and soft on the inside.  The pieces of pork are moist and flavourful and are mixed in with chunks of salty crunchy pork rind or crackling to give it extra taste and texture.  Add optional toppings of truffle sauce and sauteed mushrooms and you've got a heavenly treat.

Other possible toppings include several types of mustard, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan or rapini.  They do have soup and potato as sides but if I had the room, I'd rather have more porchetta!

Given that there is only one main menu item, you can go up to the counter and say "one with ..." without specifying one what.  Rich was quite amused to try out this theory.

The definition of the Michelin 3 star rating is 1) Stop if passing by  2) Make a detour if in the area  3) Drive out specifically to seek this out.  Given that Porchetta & Co is nowhere near where we usually frequent, and given that we definitely need to come back for more, I guess it qualifies as a 3 star establishment in our books.

Porchetta & Co.
825 Dundas St. West
647- 352-6611

1 comment:

toronto horizon said...

Hmm base on your review this porchetta sandwich looks good and makes me hungry. Gonna try out this one this weekend and I will comment back here later. :)