Roasted pig is a fine delicacy taken to great heights at Frontier – recently, I was fortunate enough to feast on the beast on a fine autumn afternoon. Entering Frontier in the early afternoon we were the first people in the bar but there was roasted pig waiting for us.
Start off with a caesar salad with your leafy greens except add in one small twist: add fried thingermerbobbers filled with cheese. I couldn’t tell you what these things were but they were a perfect replacement for crouton and were stuffed with pure deliciousness. We housed this salad with great ease.
Next up was a mixed vegetable bowl cooked in lots of oil and/or butter. Being polite, I took one giant serving spoonful and dabbed some on my plate. The buttery deliciousness of these veggies became apparent quite quickly and the food glistened and left a fine buttery trail on my plate.
Next up were Johnnycakes. What are Johnnycakes (besides tricky crossword puzzle clues)? Never having a Johnnycake before they looked like mini-pancakes which confused me since it definitely was not brunch. The cornmeal flatbread was just what the doctor ordered and it was hard to resist engulfing the johnnycake one-bite one kill style.
Macaroni and cheese is a tried and tested recipe that we’ve all learned how to make by reading the directions on the box. At Frontier, they serve up a golden crusted mac n cheese served on cast iron and the cheesy deliciousness can’t be denied. The combination of appetizers and craft beer was making for the perfect afternoon.
While watching the carving, I never knew how much oil and grease could flow out of a freshly roasted pig. The first plate off the pig was the pork tenderloin, which was soft tender and chock full of flavor. Luckily my dining companions were all-in on the pig and we feasted vociferously as pork tenderloin, pork shoulder, pork leg, pork ribs, pork jowl, pork tongue and pork cheek were all rolled out. My favorite was the pork belly and ten of us barely put a dent in the giant amounts of roasted pig.
In summary, if ever you and a group of friends are looking for a fun dining experience, take a stab at the pig roast at Frontier. It will be a feast for the ages if you can finish an entire roasted pig and your taste buds will thank you for it.