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Poste Courtyard Reopens Thursday for Earth Day, Will Roast a 400 pound pig

by Prince Of Petworth April 19, 2010 at 10:17 pm 17 Comments

Sometimes I have to read emails a few times. But it’s true, in celebration of Earth Day Poste will roast a 400 pound pig. Am I the only one who finds that a bit odd? For the record, I think it will probably be delicious. But for Earth Day…

Poste is located at 555 8th Street, NW.

From an email:

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Poste officially re-opens its courtyard with a backyard bash. Bev Eggleston of Eco Friendly Foods will provide a 400 pound pig, which Chef Robert Weland and his team will smoke and roast for the celebration. From 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., a $15 entry free (cash only) will score a taste of the roasted pig from Eco Friendly Foods and one of mixologist Rico Wisner’s popular garden punches, which are back for the season by popular demand. At the event, all “Garden Menu” food and select drink items will be available for $4 each. Highlights of what will be available after the jump

· Garden Punches:
o Lucy in the Skyy with Drambuie: Skyy Infusions Ginger Vodka, Drambuie, lime juice, mango nectar
o TreePunch Cooler: VeeV Acai Spirit, Bluecoat Organic Gin, lemon juice, Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot Liqueur.
· Selection of beer and red and white wine
· Items from Chef Robert Weland’s new “Garden Menu” (only available in the courtyard)**regular pricing ranges from $7-$18:

o Crispy Little Fish: lemon, parsley, aioli
o Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms: garden arugula pesto
o Selection of Farmstead Cheeses
o Crispy Pig’s Tail: deviled quail egg, mustard sauce
o Garden Crudité: green goddess dip
o Wood Grilled Fresh Sardines: garden lettuce hearts, grilled cheese
o Crispy Ipswich Clams with tartar sauce
o House-Made Charcuterie Board
o Pretzels: sea salt, mustard
o Pommes Frites
o Truffle Frites

**A percentage of the entrance fee and food and beverage sales will benefit both the Washington Youth Garden and Beet Street Gardens, a community garden project founded by Katie Aldworth, resident server at Poste. For more information on the Washington Youth Garden, visit www.washingtonyouthgarden.org and for more info on Beet Street Gardens, visit www.beetstreetgardens.org

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