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Restaurant Week - Pork Belly.... rip off?

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Restaurant Week - Pork Belly.... rip off?

poshjoss75 | Feb 1, 2010 09:12 AM

I've been to 2 places during restaurant week, The Modern & Aureole. First went to The Modern where my boyfriend ordered a pork belly dish. He found that it had just a small morsel of actual meat underneath and the rest mostly fat, deeming most of it inedible.

I've eaten and prepared pork belly myself (being Asian) and thinking it was probably the restaurant itself giving us a bad cut. I know its a fatty cut, but I remember pork belly having the fat and meat alternating in layers, a 50/50 or 40/60 of meat to fat.

The following day we went to Aureole and port belly was on the menu again. To prove him wrong, I ordered it and had the same problem- I was served a small 2x2 square of fatty meat.

I was wondering, since I do not dine normally at such nice restaurants, is pork belly usually served like that normally or it just a custom of restaurant week of being served such small portions? I love pork belly, but should I just not order it again at these type of places?

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