Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Lia Chang: Dishin’ Favorites: Porchetta is my latest obsession

Porchetta  at 110 E. 7th St in the East Village of New York. © Lia Chang

Porchetta at 110 E. 7th St in the East Village of New York. © Lia Chang

On a recent Saturday afternoon, I made my way to Porchetta, a little storefront on E. 7th between Avenue A and First Ave for a taste of their divine namesake dish.

© Lia Chang

© Lia Chang

The pork loin is wrapped in pork belly, highly seasoned with aromatic herbs and spices, garlic, sage, rosemary and wild fennel pollen in the classic Roman tradition, trussed up, then roasted for six hours.

Porchetta sandwich $9 © Lia Chang

Porchetta sandwich $9 © Lia Chang

The result: luscious, tender, moist and juicy. My porchetta sandwich was served on a Sullivan St. Bakery ciabatta roll.

Crispy potatoes and burnt ends © Lia Chang

Crispy potatoes and burnt ends © Lia Chang

I also had a side of crispy potatoes and burnt ends, and a fresh lemonade. I was in seventh heaven, you will be too. Porchetta is setup for takeout, but there is also a counter, several stools and benches outside to sit and enjoy.

Porchetta is my latest obsession.

Porchetta is my latest obsession.

Porchetta
110 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009-6108
(212) 777-2151
Open Daily 12pm-10pm
www.porchettanyc.com

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