I headed to APDC to introduce some new friends to one of my favorite restaurants. The good news... the pig's head is back on the menu. The bad news (for me at least)... I was out-voted and didn't get to order it for our meal.
Instead, I sat back longingly ogling the folks at our neighboring table as they had a beautiful head delivered to their table. APDC's signature mashed potatoes, made with cheese curds, was artfully draped across the snout and cascaded into a pool in the platter - swimming in this pool of creamy/gooey goodness, were tiny shrimp. My dining companions looked on in horror as I struck up a conversation with our neighbors, fearing I may ask these strangers to share. They were all visibly relieved when I simply asked for the opportunity to snap a picture.
I stared in awe as they picked at the crispy ears, pulled out shiny pieces of meat and barely made a dent in the beautiful beast. Granted, they had ordered other items which probably filled them up, but I was almost reduced to tears seeing so much pig left at the end of the meal... they hadn't even made it to the cheeks! The waiters suggested wrapping the remaining head to bring home, and our neighbors accepted... too bad, I would have been next in line for those left-overs.