For my next party in San Francisco I am thinking of serving a whole roasted pig or piglet for the dramatic display, also saves me from doing the cooking, since all I would have to deal with are acompaniments. The party is probably looking at 15-20 people.
A couple of questions:
1. Any experience on doing that in a party? One thought is some guests may freak out seeing a whole roasted pig with head, tail and all on a table. Perhaps tin foil to cover some of the parts?
2. How hard is it to slice and serve? I have seen many turkeys get shredded on thanxgiving, is whole roasted pig another level of difficulty all together? Does it come pre-sliced? :-)
3. I assume I have to serve it cold, since I live in an apt and an open pit isn't an option. Can it be done that way?
4. Any experience in restaurants that will sell me the whole thing would also useful.