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Sundae Bloody Sundae

Posted August 15, 2012 by Lisha Yates in The Loving Spoonful

There’s a lot of much-deserved buzz about The Pig these days. Fortunately for us, its arachnid companion wasn’t as articulate as Charlotte.

Even with a diverse offering of well-cooked pig parts, including smoky Carolina pulled pork ($12) and the succulent pork belly ($10), the meatless dishes also leave nothing to be desired and a dessert that leaves a lot to be talked about.

The mac ‘n’ cheese with a truffle crust ($6) will change your life forever. The creamy combination of Gruyere, white cheddar, and goat cheese should be the new definition of perfection.

Get the roast cauliflower ($6) with pine nuts, currants, and pecorino for a light and flavor-balanced side; these veggies will ease guilt later when you’re eating ice cream made with pig’s blood (!!!).

The Sundae Bloody Sundae ($6.50, pictured left) is blood-chocolate ice cream accompanied by ginger whipped cream, bacon-peanut brittle, and a brandied cherry on top. The ice cream has a very rich, dark chocolate flavor, and will oddly have you digging your spoon in for more.

Made with milk, sugar, Grand Marnier, orange zest, and pig’s blood, the plasma in the blood acts as a thickener, which contributes to its smooth texture without using eggs. If you’re not sure how much you can stomach, ask for just for a side of the ice cream ($3) to go with the dessert of your choice.

Now go forth to The Pig, be brave, and try not to think of that scene in Carrie. Happy eating!

The Pig
1320 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

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About the Author

Lisha Yates

Lisha is a true Virginian, bearing an unhealthy obsession with Smithfield ham and Piedmont wines. Born with an appetite for the worldly, she grew up in her potty-mouthed grandma's soulful kitchen, asked for a bread-maker on her 11th birthday, has lived in Spain, and ate a whole spit-roasted guinea pig in Ecuador.She gets creative with her own cooking, too--like beer-battered shrimp tacos made with Natty Light and pancake mix. When she's not working as a consultant, or hunting for the best cheap eats, Lisha is tweeting her dining endeavors and leisurely whereabouts (or at home eating mac n' cheese, if we're being honest).