5 May 2011
dish of the week: porchetta
As the evenings cool down we’re looking for something hearty to satiate our hunger.
Here at the Denizen there is no denying our passion for a certain dish, but there is also no denying the fact that there are few dishes that hit the same heights as succulent pork belly. When cooked to perfection the cracking dissolves in your mouth and the meat is completely tender. With the colder months approaching we headed to the warmth of Toto to try their Italian take on the ever-popular but sometimes controversial dish. And it didn’t disappoint.
Their free range pork belly cooked with pistachio and mixed herbs is served up on a bed of cannellini beans and spicy greens that complement the meat perfectly. The cannellini beans served as the perfect light accompaniment to the rich pork, and made us feel better for indulging once again in our favourite calorie loaded dish.
53 Nelson Street
(09) 302 2665www.totorestaurant.co.nz