The Suckling Pig Banquet at La Luna is one of the best lunches I’ve ever had. It was a Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event which consisted of multiple porky dishes and free flowing wine the whole afternoon. We are definitely returning for this event next year, and I’m sure for multiple occasions throughout the year.
We started with bacon and onion bread with bacon butter. The words bacon automatically mean awesome.
We were then served various types of house cured meats – salami, prosciutto, pancetta, lombardo, braun. Every single one of them was amazing. I was too busy eating to take too many pics – below is the prosciutto.
We then had the pork and fennel sausages with roasted garlic and potato aioli.
Ham, onion and sage croquettes with bacon mayonaise. Again, bacon = awesomeness.
There was a dish of crispy pigs ears with sweet balsalmic chilli (back left of the pic below) followed by cottechino and spinach pie, chickpea labne. Loved that we got such a diverse bunch of dishes. You can also see the salami at the back right of the pic below.
Then Adrian came out with the suckling pigs for a quick round of introductions.
The little piggies were then whisked away and brought back to us ready to be eaten! Zomg, it was so amazing, the pork was succulent and tender, with an amazing sauce and pickled wombok at the bottom. We were presented with every part of the piggy, including the head (and yes, I did try to eat it). There were also roasted potatoes and greens (with bacon) on the side.
Dessert was modest and classic affair, and absolutely perfect. The tiramisu was light and powerful, a great way to end a great lunch.
I can’t go on about this lunch enough. Loved loved loved loved it, and will definitely book in for next year!